(Equipment) Autonomous Maintenance

Description:

AM is defined as a partnership between production and maintenance, with the common goal of improving overall equipment performance and reliability, operators learn more deeply how their equipment is supposed to operate, what sorts of problems can occur, and how those problems can be avoided by early detection and treatment.  Typical goals of AM:

Develop a partnership between production and maintenance
Movement of conventional tasks from maintenance to production personnel
Movement of checks from a three to five week interval to daily checks

Typical tasks performed during AM include:

Cleaning
Adjusting
Lubrication
Labeling
and many others


Who’s Asset is it?

All employees play an active role in equipment maintenance


AM is one of the (7) preventative tools used in TGG’s equipment reliability model called STRANDS.  As more employees are involved with equipment maintenance abnormalities become more visible.  We have an expression that was formed in Louisiana many years ago:

Clean to inspect
Inspect to detect
Detect to correct
Correct to perfect

This is an excellent on-boarding event to start moving your team from reactive fire fighting to a planned, organized, and tested PDCA within maintenance.

Duration:

3 days SCO
8 days RUN
2 days Evaluate

Typical Outcomes:

  • Pictorial work instructions for common AM tasks
  • Overall index of the respective equipment’s AM tasks broken down by zone, time-frame, and skill set
  • Start up procedures
  • Shut down procedures
  • Safety procedures

Define your Problem Statement.

The first step towards breaking your organizational log jams is identifying and verbalizing the challenge you're facing. What are you trying to solve? This simple Problem Statement exercise can have profound implications for your team. It helps you define the issue and gives TGG some sense of where the soft spots could be in your Order to Cash process. We invite you to take a few moments to fill out this form. A TGG consultant will contact you shortly to discuss your Problem Statement and provide some insight on how we may be able to help.

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