10 Top Tips for Lean Equipment Reliability. Lean is about eliminating waste from any business process and not just manufacturing. However, many organisations that implement a ‘Lean Thinking’ approach to production environments pass over the opportunity to improve equipment reliability and the bottom line.
MCP, as a major provider of industrial training, offers this overview on the more significant amendments to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations regulations due to be published on 1st July 2018. It’s not too early to review your company’s training, procedures, methods and safety overview.
Many organisations still fail to realise that their process equipment and machine operators are their most valuable assets. Efforts for continuous improvement are often thwarted by the lack of training, as well as the understanding of the interests and needs of the operators who are often moved from process to process and are just expected to sit, push buttons and ‘leave their brain at the gate.’
You have just been delegated to review your company’s asset portfolio – if a small company this may be in addition to your other responsibilities; if a larger company you may feel broadly comfortable with the concepts. Whatever your situation this checklist, together with the case study examples of what can be achieved, will help you address the macro questions relating to maintenance and asset management.