Improving manufacturing assets, reliability, maintenance and performance
The MPI team has over 20 years experience of providing top quality, value for money, training and hands on support services across a wide range of businesses, spanning many industry sectors including:
- Building Products
- Office Machinery
- Steel Making
- Machine Tools
Take advantage of our wealth of experience and let MPI be your guide and partner along the road towards world class levels of maintenance performance and increased profitability.
MPI provides a structured and practical method of bringing people together, fostering teamwork, setting tangible objectives and implementing real improvements.
We pride ourselves on providing ‘applied training’, working with teams to achieve sustained improvements by implanting the necessary mechanisms and developing people within the organisation who will continue to drive the changes.
The MPI aim is to provide a catalyst to change the whole attitude and approach to maintenance by encouraging team work, bringing together Production and Engineering Personnel and the establishment of the most cost -effective maintenance methods and systems to suit your business and your operations.
Our approach to the improvement of maintenance performance involves the introduction and implementation of world class maintenance methods including:
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
A team based approach to the improvement of the condition and performance of facilities and processes. TPM encourages production personnel to be involved in maintaining their machinery and improving their workplace and includes subjects such as the 6 big losses, OEE and autonomous maintenance.
Ensuring that all capital acquisitions provide the business with the best solution and return on capital invested. Using tools and techniques such as life cycle costing (LCC) and early equipment management (EEM).
Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
A very practical and structured, risk based method of developing and establishing the most cost-effective maintenance regime to suit a particular item of plant or machinery and its main components. FMECA can be used to establish a maintenance schedule from scratch or develop an existing schedule and ensures that maintenance resources are applied as effectively as possible.
Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)
RCM is a risk based approach that provided a method of establishing the criticality of company assets by identifying the most important factors and criticality criteria for your business. Combined with FMECA it can be used to develop the most cost effective maintenance schedule for your manufacturing assets based upon their criticality and risk to the business.
Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM)
A very well established time based approach to the prevention of machinery deterioration and breakdowns. PPM schedules can be developed for new or existing machinery using FMECA and can range in complexity from simple T card systems to computer based systems.
Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)
A range of condition monitoring techniques are available from the simplest using the senses of machinery Operators and Maintenance Staff to sophisticated vibration analysis techniques, thermal imaging and acoustics. The key to the application of CBM is to ensure that the techniques applied are the most appropriate and cost-effective for the application.
Energy Efficient Maintenance (EEM)
The condition of plant and machinery will very much effect how energy efficient its operation will be and is therefore influenced by the effectiveness of the maintenance regime. EEM identifies the areas and particular mechanisms that need to be targeted by maintenance in order to ensure that the optimum level of energy efficiency is achieved.
Maintenance Process Improvement (MPI)
A method of analysing maintenance methods and activities used a team based process analysis technique which encourages existing maintenance practices to be scrutinised. More effective maintenance practices are then developed which provide benefits in terms of reduced timescales, effort and difficulty.
The overall objective is to develop the most cost-effective maintenance practices to suit the specific needs of your company by applying the very best features of some or all of the above approaches and integrating them into a thorough, professional, practical and achievable maintenance programme tailored to provide maximum benefit.
Contact us for more information concerning the MPI approach and our range of training and support services that will help make world class maintenance performance a reality for your company.