A critical task

Considering the criticality of parts, along with the cost of carrying them, provides a way of deciding what parts to stock. This is the essence of a critical spares review. When machinery and plant break down, operations stop. Getting them running again – quickly – depends on having the right spare parts available. Unfortunately, it’s … Read More

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MCP becomes NEPIC Member

NEPIC is an award-winning membership organisation working with the chemical-using industries in the North East of England. Privately-owned, they work to support member companies to become successful. NEPIC covers a broad sweep of chemistry focussed industries including petrochemicals, polymers & materials, fine & speciality chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and renewables. Building on the already powerful industrial base located there, … Read More

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New City & Guilds Maintenance Excellence Trilogy

As published in Maintenance & Engineering Magazine 11th March 2019 The new City & Guilds’ ‘Maintenance Excellence’ Trilogy for Maintenance and Asset Managers This Maintenance Excellence Trilogy is essential for maintenance and asset management professionals seeking accreditation of their knowledge and abilities. Comprised of three City & Guilds modules, this unique programme incorporates practical and … Read More

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Ten ways to work smarter and increase output

Improving efficiency and optimising performance is a constant concern for the process industries. While technology plays an important part in this, it’s also a matter of the right mindset. John Saysell of MCP, who has worked across UK manufacturing for many years, offers these 10 principles of best practice that help process operators “work smarter and … Read More

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Ten tips to help technical operators work smarter

John Saysell, head of training at MCP Consulting Group, suggests Ten tips to help technical operators work smarter and ways in which staff development and motivation can be improved and, as a result, output increased. Many organisations still fail to realise that their process equipment and machine operators are their most valuable assets. Efforts for … Read More

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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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