Most companies get less production from the equipment they own than it was designed to produce. Answering the following questions will give you some idea of how much opportunity your company has to make more first-rate products, with the production equipment you own.
1. When your key asset is running at the ideal rate, how much is produced in one hour? _______
Do you know what the ideal rate is? This is not the “standard” used by accounting or some other department.
2. How many hours per week does your asset run? _______ . Multiply #1 by #2 _______
How many hours per week is your asset scheduled to run?
3. Divide your actual good production per week (that you now achieve) by your answer in #3 _______
4. Subtract the answer from #3 from 100%. This is your opportunity gap _______
With dedicated effort, using the tgg STRANDS model, you may reduce this gap by up to 50% …. in a few months. The tgg consultants have helped other companies achieve similar gains.
tgg consultants can either lead the improvement efforts or coach/support your company’s staff as they gain competency in the use of the Lean tools.
tgg’s Equipment Reliability Consulting provides advice, direction, and coaching, while the company develops their own process improvement internal resources. This can be done in concert with tgg’s training services or independently on a project by project basis. tgg’s consulting team is well seasoned in use of, T-minus meetings, Autonomous Maintenance, evaluation and improvement of lubrication and pneumatics practices, in addition to Root Cause Failure Analysis and Leader Standard work which are also covered in other disciplines. They can lead your plant through the reduction of unplanned downtime by concentrating on cleaning, lubricating, inspection, and adjustment of your equipment. These factors represent as much as 80% of unplanned downtime in many plants.