Autonomous Maintenance Steps 0 through 3

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AM Step 0: SAFETY

Objectives:

  • Safety Comes First
  • Ensure team members are safe before performing any of the activities
  • Learn some of the basic TPM tools (activity boards, OPLs, teamwork, etc.)

AM Step 1: CLEANING IS INSPECTION

Objectives:

  • Restore equipment to its normal operating condition
  • Through cleaning, learn the technical details of how the equipment functions

(ie. Know your line)

  • Identify and correct abnormalities through cleaning (Key Tool: F-Tag)
  • Identify Sources of Contamination and Hard to Access Areas
  • Generate a tentative Cleaning Standard

AM Step 2: Eliminate SOCs & HTAs

Objectives:

  • Implement Countermeasures for SOCs & HTAs (Key Tools: F-Tag and ECRS Methodology)
  • Learn Kaizen activities (continuous improvement)
  • Learn root cause analysis tools by conducting breakdown analyses (Key Tools: 5W 1H and 5 Why Analysis)

AM Step 3: Tentative Standards

Objectives:

  • Implement tentative (initial) standards for:
  • –Cleaning
  • –Inspection
  • –Lubrication
  • Begin to transition from Improvement activities to Sustaining phase of AM

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