10 Top Tips for Lean Equipment Reliability

Lean is about eliminating waste from any business process, not just manufacturing. However, many organisations that introduce a “lean thinking” approach to production environments pass over the opportunity to improve equipment reliability and the bottom line. It is simply not possible to create a thoroughly lean production process without a robust plan to maintain equipment … Read More

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Keeping the biscuit factory operating

Published in Management Magazine:11/04/2018 At Pladis’ 50,000-square metre factory in Harlesden, West London, over 80 million biscuits are made each day. Keeping the lines running, then, is a major challenge. This task falls on the shoulders of the plant’s Advanced Team Members (ATMs), who work on the shopfloor producing some of the country’s, and the … Read More

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Be more informed about maintenance

How would you feel if at a routine health check your doctor informed you that it was time to have your hip replaced – even though you weren’t displaying any symptoms! His reason? Statistically, on average, hips fail by the time one reaches the age of 65. Knowing this your doctor schedules the surgery as … Read More

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Online operator asset care audit

As published in Industrial Plant & Equipment MCP’s online audit offers manufacturers a snapshot of their operator asset performance leading to a potential ROI of at least 200%. says the company. This free online Operator Asset Care Survey offers manufacturers the chance to list their current practices in a scored Agree / Disagree survey. Categories such as: – Maintenance Approach on … Read More

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UK’s leading City & Guilds Mechanical to Electrical Programme

A digital factory division of a UK leading electrical business has commissioned MCP to deliver the four-part ‘Mechanical to Electrical’ training programme.  MCP’s Mechanical to Electrical Programme is the UK’s leading City & Guilds accredited 16-day programme and is designed for technicians who have no previous electrical background. Offered across 4 parts, each part consists of … Read More

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Plant & Asset Management Exhibition 2018

Paul Rodgers, MCP Consulting Group Ltd. attended the Plant & Asset Management exhibition at the NEC this week. It is the leading event dedicated to the maintenance sector in the UK. The event promotes all aspects of the management and maintenance of physical assets. The show will be a unique opportunity for industry professionals to source the … Read More

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