MCP looks at maintenance software strategies

Maintenance lifeblood. Phil Taylor Associate Consultant, MCP Consulting Group, looks at maintenance software strategies. There are many systems available today ranging in price from free to exorbitant and although most are perfectly capable of providing the functionality required for most maintenance operations many are damned as ‘bad systems’ with the most common reason cited for … Read More

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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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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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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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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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Should I be more aware of safe isolation procedures?

The answer to this month’s trouble shooter is supplied by John Saysell, head of business development and training, MCP Consulting Group Ltd. Q: Should I be more aware of safe isolation procedures? A: The safe isolation (10-point) procedure was formally introduced initially by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) as part of their AM2 Test (Achievement Measurement Test 2) back in 1985. It was (and … Read More

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Heathrow names Chris Garton new chief operating officer

Heathrow Airport has appointed Chris Garton as Chief Operating Officer (COO). He replaces Derek Provan who has held the role at Heathrow on an interim basis since September. He will take over as chief executive of AGS Airports later this year. Mr Garton brings some two decades of experience, having previously served in a number of roles at Gatwick, including … Read More

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