Every company who owns assets, that need to be maintained, has to consider what spare parts it will need to purchase or hold in stock. The result of this decision can have a significant impact on the ongoing performance of the business.
John Saysell, head of training at MCP Consulting Group, suggests ten 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 continuous improvement are often thwarted by lack of … Read More
MCP’s technical training specialises in upskilling technicians and operators. Businesses now require a more flexible, multi-skilled workforce. With basic electrical skills, the fitter can recommission the motor and get the plant up-and-running quicker. MCP focuses on high-frequency low-risk tasks to make the most impact on the bottom line.
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.
Public and private organisations invest vast sums of money in assets. These might be infrastructure, utilities, buildings and machinery in sectors such as oil, gas, chemical, utilities, engineering, transport and manufacturing. If you sweat your assets too much they may fail and incur expensive repair and loss of product/service costs. If your asset is underutilised … Read More