Benchmarks & Client Cases

Autonomous and Planned Maintenance 

The Challenge

Poor initial condition of the equipment

Problem


• Low productivity amongst maintenance teams

• Lengthy stoppage times due to excessive MTTR

• Complete dependence on maintenance teams to solve every equipment issue



Root Causes

• Poor knowledge sharing between production and maintenance teams

• Interventions on the equipment done with an isolated approach, with no standard or historical information

• High volume of corrective interventions over planned interventions

The Solution

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• Classification of equipment according to their criticality: risk of employee injury, equipment without replacement, unstable OEE and high percentage of breakdowns

• Implementation of autonomous naintenance processes on the critical equipment, with a standardized process to train all team members and assess their knowledge

• Creation of a planned maintenance schedule, where the high-frequency activities were passed on to autonomous maintenance

• Development of work instructions for planned maintenance activities, with yearly training calendar for the maintenance team

The Results

The project had a payback period of 5 months with annual savings surpassing $874,000.


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OEE

Overall Equipment Efficiency increased by 16% 

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Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)

Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) increased by 73%



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