4M Analysis Process

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The purpose of this procedure is to define the steps to do a 4M Analysis of a system or subsystem. The goal of this 4M Analysis Procedure is to reduce losses in the factory by using the Equipment Attributes as a guideline to achieve this end. 4M Analysis Steps Define

12 Step Kaizen Story

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The Key Tool for Executing Focused Improvement   12 Step Kaizen is a Better Defined CAP-Do Check Identify where the losses are Justify the subject selection by stratifying the data Understand the process and equipment Grasp the actual situation (Identify the Phenomenon) Establish the objective Establish a Work Plan

5 WHY Analysis, a TPM Tool for Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

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Section 1 5 WHY Process Causes of Losses are Often Complicated: Common Failure scenario: 1. Management system breakdown 2. Failure to implement counter-measures 3. Premature equipment failure 4. Employees fails to follow procedure 5. Failure to ID & Respond 6. Large Loss Results 5 Why Analysis is Proactive Addresses

Chapter 5. Autonomous Maintenance. Part 1

1. Autonomous Maintenance: the Basic Approach 1.1 What is Autonomous Maintenance? (1) Operators should look after their own equipment Autonomous Maintenance aims to create a scenario where all operators look after their own equipment, carrying out routine checks, oiling and greasing, replacing parts, doing simple repairs, spotting problems at

One Point Lesson – OPL – Compressed Air Safety – Usage of restricted air guns for cleaning activities

Usage of compressed air is very effective, however is very dangerous if not handled properly. Recommended to use air with restricting nozzle, reduces safety risk without loosing cleaning effectiveness. All approved air guns must have safety tip, if during pre-operational inspection found that air gun is missing nozzle, please

Industrial Engineering – Continuous Improvement

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Industrial Engineering is concerned with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, material and equipment. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skills in mathematics, physical and social science together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design. Bottom line benefit When it is all

M-P sheet (EEM) free template download

The use of the latest maintenance data and technology when planning or building new equipment to promote greater reliability, maintainability, economy, operability and safety while minimizing maintenance costs and deterioration related loss. We offer free downloadable template in pdf format, to download, please click on template below: Some of

6 Elements of Process Excellence

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First let’s review “what” is Process Excellence, or first three elements of the process: Customer Value Stream (CVS) processes that run flawlessly from one end to another; delivering value to the customer when they want to where they wanted to how they wanted with little or no waste. Root

Major Stops – The Real Costs

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Plant reliability is the key underpinning of an efficient supply chain. Without the ability to produce what is needed, when it is needed and, in the quantity needed, the entire Supply Chain must cover itself by placing inventory at critical areas thus driving up working capital and total costs.

5S Audit Checklist and Report

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To be successful in implementing 5S audits must be conducted and four simple rules followed: Everything HAS a place and everything IN its place. Nothing on the Floor, except Legs, Wheels, or Pallets. Clean to Inspect, Inspect to Detect, Detect to Correct, Correct to Perfect. When in doubt, throw