SKF can help bring ben­e­fits of con­tin­u­ous im­prove­ment to your busi­ness

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY -

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.

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