Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul
IMPROVING MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND OPERATIONS (MRO) USING LEAN SIX SIGMA
What is the cost of equipment downtime? Companies arrive at various figures for how much it costs when a piece of equipment or even a production line fails. Since this figure can rise to thousands of dollars per hour, it is essential to attack equipment reliability issues using a structured methodology that eliminates failures and results in increased profits.
Both private industry and the U.S. military are employing Lean Six Sigma practices to rethink everyday work and find ways to create more efficient maintenance processes, often with stunning results. The reason for these positive outcomes is because Lean Six Sigma gives employees the tools to systematically investigate the root causes of failures and reduce the time it takes to maintain equipment.
While MRO is enhanced by CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Systems) and technologies such as condition-based monitoring that have contributed significantly to reliability improvements – Lean Six Sigma provides the fundamental improvements in maintenance processes that create reliability excellence. This practical and cost effective methodology can help any facility such as hospitals, shipyards, ports, manufacturing plants and more.
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