The Asset Improvement Mapping was done through interviews with key representatives of production, materials management, and maintenance. Interview responses are supported through review of documentation and evidence provided. Twenty individuals were interviewed, including personnel from maintenance, upper management, reliability engineering, procurement, warehousing and production. Additionally, asset hierarchy, Critically Analysis, RCM studies, RCA’s, WO history, spare parts inventory and other documents were collected in conjunction with various facility walkdowns.
Recommended action plan
MaxGrip proposed a four point action plan to optimize this company’s maintenance approach and reduce overall costs. The action plan included four categories:
- Work process control – Roles needed to be clearly defined and responsibilities for all support functions defined within the new plan
- Asset criticality – The current asset criticality distribution requires validating utilizing multidisciplinary inputs across all support functions defined in the new plan
- Reliability – Formal RCA (Root Cause Analysis) /FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis) processes need development to establish defensible maintenance strategies for critical equipment
- PM optimization – Finally, utilize newly validated asset criticality to drive risk-based maintenance strategies on critical equipment