The bakery of Bakker Schat has a small technical service department. After a reorganisation, that reduced the Technical service to two people, the company went looking for a way to become more structured and organised.
The evocative smell of rich dried fruits, exotic spices, and cognac mingled with sherry aromas and a recognisable presence of warm ‘home’ baking hovers around the Matthew Walker Christmas Pudding Factory in Heanor, Derbyshire. A very British passion for these wonderful Christmas puddings is fed by all-year-round production at their Heanor facility.
In 2003, the Diageo owned Guinness Brewery embarked on a journey into asset care. Tom Dorney, site maintenance manager, tracks the steps to success. The Guinness Brewery at St James’ Gate in Dublin was established in 1759 when Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease on an existing four-acre brewery.
Brewery drives improvements – Asset care and maintenance have been key to sustained improvement in performance for drinks manufacturer, Diageo’s St Francis Abbey Brewery (SFAB) at Kilkenny. This is thanks to The AMIS Journey, which provides a roadmap for improvement by assessing objectively how your maintenance operations measure up.
Maxwell House Coffee, a Kraft subsidiary is produced at three sites in the USA. Each was long established and was faced with reducing market share and low productivity. Production targets were set at 50% of true capability.
In times when production efficiency is crucial, and plant uptime levels critical, a multi-skilled engineering workforce is an effective workforce.
The need was “How to make improvements in a small company without spending recklessly and disrupting the business”
Developing risk-based plans has the potential to reduce overall workload by up to 30%. Having a structured risk-based approach is the key to best practice asset management. Reliability is imperative for companies to deliver optimum levels of performance.