Achieving Effective RCA & RCFA Investigations

Achieving Effective RCA & RCFA Investigations. If we don’t tackle the root causes, failures and incidents will continue to occur. For an effective Reliability Improvement Programme, a robust Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) is one of the most critical elements. Often equipment fails but the...

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Programme

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a structured and logical approach to mapping the end to end value stream of any process or service. Developed as part of the Lean methodology, VSM allows analysis and understanding of the current state and supports the design of a future state. Value Stream Mapping (VSM...

Operator Asset Care

An Operator Asset Care programme is based on the principle that the people operating production equipment, on a daily/regular basis, are the ones most capable of improving equipment reliability and performance. Their understanding of the process and their feedback can be a valuable resource for the...

Total Productive Maintenance Principles and Practices

Total Productive Maintenance is not just a new approach to maintenance it is a whole new philosophy concerning the way in which a company operates. TPM implements a change in working practices, values, relationships and they very culture of the company. Therefore, it is important that Managers and E...

Rapid Changeover Techniques with SMED

Rapid Changeover Techniques with SMED (Single-Minute Exchange of Dies) is a powerful system used for dramatically reducing the time it takes to complete equipment changeovers and improve production efficiency. SMED was developed by Shigeo Shingo, the acclaimed Japanese industrial engineer who helped...

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a holistic approach to equipment maintenance that strives to achieve perfect production with little or no breakdowns, no short stoppages or slow running and no defects. In addition, it promotes a safe working environment with no accidents. Total Productive Maint...

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Our 1-day Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) programme provides delegates with an understanding of the techniques used to evaluate the efficiency of a manufacturing operation and in addition to identifying potential improvements and equipment utilisation.  Using Overall Equipment Effective...

5S Workplace Organisation

5S Workplace Organisation is the key foundation to any Lean-inspired improvement activity. By focusing on 5S and waste elimination, delegates are able to identify and understand how poor workplace organisation can impact and affect business efficiency. 5S Workplace Organisation leads to a cleaner, s...