MaxGrip’s Asset Improvement Program evaluates the asset management maturity and performance improvement potential after which a customized roadmap will guide you on the road to better asset performance. The program is built on MaxGrip’s thorough domain expertise in maintenance and asset performance management combined with our experience in realizing organizational change. The Asset Improvement Program enjoys widespread popularity in the industry with over 150 Asset Improvement Mappings (the program’s assessment stage) completed worldwide. Clients are industry leaders in oil & gas, FMCG, chemicals and for example pharmaceuticals. They have proven success with robust asset management maturity growth, more production, reduced Total Cost of Ownership and improved Overall Equipment Effectiveness in the long-term.

Stage 1: Asset Improvement Mapping

The Asset Improvement Mapping (AIM) consists of six steps. We use a framework that connects the dots between maintenance execution, asset reliability and management. MaxGrip consultants assess those three APM cycles across five areas which empower an organization to perform: culture & way of working, roles & responsibilities, processes, systems & tools and data.

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Asset Performance Benchmark

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€5.5 million savings for pharmaceutical plant

ROI: 9 months

An Asset Improvement Mapping (AIM) showed significant savings for a pharmaceutical site; the production location can save upwards of € 5,5 million with a Return on Investment of around nine months if all recommendations are deployed.

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What Our Clients Say

Jeff Versterre Victrex

Multiple Million Pounds Saving for Victrex

The AIM for Victrex was based on 35 stakeholder interviews, a remote plant walkdown, performance reports, data analyses and other information. MaxGrip engaged with the core team to achieve full alignment, present findings and a pragmatic roadmap to key stakeholders. Victrex is deploying the roadmap with focus on the long term.  First results include:

  • Sustainable performance improvement with high projected cost savings;
  • The AIM and deployment serve as a blueprint for global scale up;
  • High staff engagement due to Victrex taking ownership in an early stage and dedicated attention for change management;

“The assessments, improvement roadmaps and implementation in the workstreams are proving successful and I see the clear acceptance and adoption by my staff, with them taking ownership.”

Jeff Versterre, COO of Victrex

Stage 2: Asset Improvement Deployment

At the end of the previous stage, we have made a roadmap for three years with first year in detail. This improvement roadmap is tailored to the client’s situation and targets, no deployment is exactly the same. However, in all deployments we cover the five essential elements of the ability to improve: Data | Systems & tools | Processes | Roles & responsibilities | Culture & way of working. Typically, a deployment takes over six to twelve months.

Realizing Organizational Change

For a successful deployment of an asset performance improvement program, change management plays an essential role. We understand that your people are pivotal in your ability to succeed with a project like this, as it brings about a significant change. MaxGrip’s holistic approach to organizational change is an integral part of our services. The combination of our domain expertise and change management experience are a powerful way to realize transformation, sustain growth and achieve goals.

Hands-On Domain Experts

Part of realizing ambitions and goals with the Asset Improvement Deployment stems from our domain expertise. We are trusted practice leaders that work with your team to realize success. Some of the things we do in the deployment stage:

  • Filling in the gaps: data cleansing, master data agreements, connecting IT and OT data
  • APM and EAM system and tooling implementation, deployment and adoption
  • Workflow improvements, planning and scheduling, spare parts management
  • Develop and embed training materials and documentation
  • Training, shoulder to shoulder intervention, change management
  • Scope definition, implementing KPI dashboards and reporting
  • Program management and coaching

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“There’s a lot of great technology out there, but where we see companies really struggling is with how to adopt that new technology. This is where MaxGrip has years of expertise. […] That’s where the value is.”

Bob Francis, LNS Research

Stage 3: Asset Improvement Rollout

In the last stage we scale up to multiple sites or plant wide, depending on your goals. Clients interested in this final stage are typically multi-site companies. Our proven approach for such organizations includes:

  • Clustering of sites based on the estimated maturity level
  • One Asset Improvement Mapping performed per cluster
  • Improvement roadmap and deployment blueprint tailored to the cluster
  • Start deployment with appointed cluster lighthouse sites where site management has ownership and MaxGrip coaches
  • Embed and sustain: continuous improvement loops for all sites, client in the driver’s seat and MaxGrip’s role scaled back

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Alex Lemuz

Alex Lemuz
Sales Manager - Americas
T: +1 832-933-1602