Facilitating mechanical, process and human performance improvements
We suggest areas for improving efficiency in your operational processes and procedures to:
- reduce downtime and idle time,
- improve productivity,
- manage people effectively,
- increase cost savings, and
- implement a comprehensive, ongoing planning practice.
Achieving balance through lean manufacturing
Our goal is to help you build a lean but healthy company.
We take a different approach from other efficiency experts in many ways. Some of our competitors adopt a “slash and burn” approach because it’s cheap. In a “slash and burn” approach, there is no consulting on efficiency or safety and within a short time, the slash and burn plant is back to its previously inefficient, unsafe habits.
Similarly, change management must be tempered with balance. Companies may take improvements too far and lean manufacturing then becomes anorexic. However, in order to be sustainable, lean manufacturing must include a sense of balance because a maintenance management approach that does not provide any long-term support cannot be sustainably maintained.
We believe that people are the most important element in your company. Almost universally, companies must strive for a 50/50 balance in their human and material improvements.
Implementing best practices
We believe that “best practices” are those practices that are best for your specific situation. Best practices are the practices that will be most successful for your business. Planning is at the root of all best practices. Every decision you make about maintenance management must be rooted in preventive and proactive planning. If you plan effectively, your people won’t waste time waiting for parts. If you plan effectively, your people won’t waste time waiting for equipment to become available because you will have planned for a steady flow of materials and you will have planned to consistently feed systems to keep your manufacturing facilities operating smoothly and effectively.
Getting every division on your company on the same page
We help your company agree on a single, overarching purpose or goal that synchronizes all divisions of your business, such as the maintenance department, operations department, finance department, etc. to get everyone on the same page and reading from the same book.
Mentoring and Coaching
We help you develop skills and increase leads to improve productivity and motivation in order to deliver the results you want. Mentoring and coaching services are ideal for you if you want the benefit of personalized expert advice.
We provide cost effective coaching support when you need it to enhance performance and help solve any nagging problems that have been on your mind.
Asset Management (PAS 55)
We help you manage company assets based on the world’s “gold standard”. Consider this training if you want to demonstrate to regulators and other stakeholders that you are doing everything you can to optimize costs.
We help ensure high performance in maintenance and operations by blending the best, most successful practices from around the globe. Here we focus on Maintenance Management and “choosing excellence” in your operations to reduce costs, improve production performance, and improve safety and environmental performance, while mitigating risk.
Lean Manufacturing and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
Want to increase employee productivity by up to 30%? Lean manufacturing eliminates waste to reduce costs and improve productivity. There is much that can be done to achieve lean from posting production statistics to integrating your supply chain with your suppliers.
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM2)
We help you adopt RCM2 and integrate it throughout all of your company operations. RCM is reactive instead of proactive and offers an integrated way of doing business.
We provide customized training programs, in a variety of learning environments, which are tailored to your specific needs. We first assess your needs and then design programs to meet your requirements.