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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Vintage AMIS proves to be a good year.

AMIS is the original maintenance assessment tool – proven over 30 years. The Siam Winery was established in 1986 and is now South East Asia’s leading wine company. Annual production capacity is over 80 million litres with regular production of greater than 1 million units per day. Located in Samutsakhon, 30 miles south-west of Bangkok, … Read More

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Soft drinks maker AG Barr’s training earns ‘significant’ savings

AG Barr has generated ‘significant’ savings at its Milton Keynes factory from an operator-led asset management training programme it plans to roll out to all of its plants. The maker of drinks such as Irn Bru and Rubicon is working with MCP Consulting Group on the scheme. AG Barr’s continuous improvement manager Ian Gibson said … Read More

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MCP… ‘Welcome to Miami’

MCP is truly an international manufacturing training and consultancy business, we get everywhere! MCP has been on site at Johson&Johnson in Miami for the last two weeks. But there has been no time for MCP’s, Dave Porrill, Managing consultant to head to the (Miami) beach. The photos show Dave heading up the MAMC (Manufacturing Asset … Read More

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MCP delivers Italian Job!

Asset Management in Italy  Dave Porrill, MCP’s Senior Managing Consultant, delivered a very well received Manufacturing in Asset Management Certification (MAMC) Course last week in Latina, Italy. Delivered on-site for Janssen, part of the Johnson&Johnson Group, this course has been specifically designed to ensure that this training solution matches the client’s business needs. To read more about … Read More

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Tackling Maintenance Cost…Through Effective Asset Management

Leading manufacturing and service companies know that the effective Asset Management is a basic need for long-term competitiveness. But even today, MCP has evidence that fewer than 10% of company sites in the UK have mastered this skill and hence the ability to claim to have ‘leading-the-world’ status’. The overall UK profile of where sites … Read More

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Bad Taste in the Mouth for Food Producers

Cost reduction British Food makers are facing increases of up to 10% on material costs as the slump in the pound impacts on finished goods. With most producers locked into fixed-price contracts with major retailers, there is little room to increase prices and pass the additional cost to the customer. Most at risk are those smaller … Read More

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