Equipment Reliability

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. 

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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