SKF can help bring benefits of continuous improvement to your business
Industry trends for ever increasing food safety and reduced operating costs are leading a shift towards optimising equipment for reliability and productivity. Many plants have embarked on a continuous journey of some kind – lean manufacturing, TPM, World Class Maintenance and other approaches. The types of issues addressed depend on the maintenance maturity and how effective the organisation is in terms of OEE and other key performance indicators. The question is where do you start? SKF’s Asset Efficiency Optimisation (AEO) methodology combines the in-depth knowledge, broad industrial experience, global service and consulting capabilities from SKF with our world-class products and technologies. The end result is a clear understanding of business goals, combined with an unmatched ability to offer solutions that deliver real value.
Organisations need to gain an understanding of why they are where they are in their asset management maturity level, what is driving the organisation’s current behaviour and what impact this behaviour is having on the business. Only when all this information is gathered can they make an informed decision about what needs changing, in what order that change needs to happen, and most importantly what benefit the improvement will bring.
SKF can work with organisations to define areas of focus in order to get the fastest return on investment. A customised AEO programme can include everything from training and maintenance strategy review to a Proactive Reliability Maintenance (PRM) plans, or full Integrated Maintenance Solutions (IMS) where SKF can imbed our expertise into the organisation – even remotely. SKF expertise in machinery maintenance and operational efficiency can also help reduce energy usage and improve the sustainability footprint of plants. Benchmark your asset management practices SKF Client Needs Analysis – Asset Management is a comprehensive, independent assessment of your plant’s reliability and asset management programme. The goal of this analysis is to help you compare your current asset management practices with global best practices as well as average practices in your industry. This comparison can enable you to identify specific areas in which you can improve the reliability and availability of your assets to reduce your operating costs.
Assess your Lubrication Management strategy
SKF’s Client Needs Analysis – Lubrication Management process will reveal any gaps in a client’s lubrication practices that keep it from being world class. Lubrication management at a production facility encompasses all activities related to the lubrication of machinery, including: Establishing a lubrication strategy (what, why, where, how). Establishing a lubrication programme: lubricant selection, schedules, routes, intervals, quantities, standard operating procedures). Lubricant/lubrication monitoring, lubricant analysis. Resource planning: people, tools, software, training Recording and reporting system. Health, environmental and safety procedures. Lubricant supply, storage and in-plant handling; waste management. Continuing improvement. Ensure the necessary skills for your operators and maintenance technicians.
SKF Training Needs Analysis (TNA) starts with understanding staff expertise by assessing their training needs, and where they need to be to assist driving optimum plant performance. The assessment benchmarks current levels against industry average for similar roles for bearing and seal technology, power transmission, lubrication, oil analysis, Vibration analysis, RCA/ RCFA, maintenance strategy and thermography. By adapting a programme and culture of continuous imp improvement based on three essential pillars – effective m maintenance strategy, planning and execution, businesses can enjoy a more fruitful and productive future.