3. Fully Utilize Your CMMS or EAM System
Your CMMS or EAM system can be a powerful tool to boost your results. It can facilitate scheduling and planning, controls inventory, work order management and of course asset management. Leveraging the CMMS to aid in maximizing asset performance down the line, however, requires discipline from the workforce and usually protocols on how to all use the system in the same way such as on how to log and manage data.
4. Do proper failure analysis
Setting up a proper CMMS or EAM build, connecting data and building risk based maintenance plans are a really good start. These actions can boost the performance of your production lines to an acceptable level and balance the efforts of your maintenance team between corrective and preventive activities. For continuous improvement potential add in equipment behavior analysis and subsequent actions.
It is essential to a best-in-class APM approach to understand equipment behavior, review and improve maintenance activities and act upon learnings. Failure analysis is an indispensable brick of the house of asset performance. A thorough, tested method for failure analysis or Root Cause Analysis (RCA) should be used to fundamentally change the way of working.
5. Pay attention to your workforce
Working in a FMCG plant requires specific skills and capabilities; an eagerness to deliver quality work, and a strong work ethic that focuses on meticulous, high-standard results to name just two. On top of these traits, to be able to continuously improve productivity and product quality, you need people that can handle change. Adjusting to a new and multidisciplinary way of working requires a huge amount of flexibility and motivation of the workforce. Be sure to create an open company culture, a project buy in on all work levels, provide coaching and objective facilitation from an outside company in order for adoption to be swift and easy for all. As one of our customers lately said: ‘We don’t want heroes anymore, we want people who don’t like surprises but are not afraid to change’.