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TPM, the Foundation for Operational Excellence

The highly successful book for Total Productive Maintenance written by Peter Willmott, John Quirke and Andy Brunskill is now available to purchase at Waterstones. Titled Total Productive Maintenance, a foundation of Operational Excellence. The book provides the following 5 essential outputs: Provide a practical guide of how to deliver sustainable benefits using the TPM enabling system Show […]

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Looking Forward to the NEPIC Best Practice Conference

Phil SPooner, partner at S A Partners and who heads up our Process sector, will be speaking at the NEPIC Best Practice In Industrial Asset Management Conference this coming 18th November. The topic Phil will be speaking about, will be ‘A foundation for Operational Excellence’. In this session, Phil will position TPM as an approach […]

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Webinar: Lean Leadership – What’s my Role?
Building resilience will support both you and your teams steer a course during the upcoming weeks and months. The current situation has occurred rapidly and has had a significant impact on individuals, their families and the organisations in which they work. Phil Spooner will draw on his experience as one of our senior consultants and [...]
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TPM Book Launch Resources
TPMVideosWhite PapersAssessment ExerciseTPM Many thanks for all those who attended the TPM book launch at Birmingham last week. Below are the slides used on the day, along with a video done by Peter Willmott on OEE along with other TPM resources made available. Book Launch SlidesDownload the presentation slides from the book launch Download Presentation [...]
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OEE: The Three-Tier model

The Maintenance and Engineering Journal will be running an online series of 3 articles using the recently published book, TPM – a foundation of operational excellence, as the reference guide. The first of the series explores the myths and realities about the central performance metric of TPM called Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). It includes the […]

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11-step TPM model at NEPIC Asset Management Conference
We are pleased to announce that Phil Spooner, Head of Utilities at S A Partners, will be sharing the 11-step TPM model this coming November the 20th at the 'NEPIC Best Practise in Industrial Asset Management Conference' in Sedgefield. This highly successful event has a host of new speakers and topics showcasing cross-sector best practice [...]
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Join us at the NEPIC Conference & Exhibition 2019
We are delighted to be attending the 2019 NEPIC conference and exhibition on June 19th at Wynward Hall, Bilingham. Come and meet of Phil Spooner, partner and head of the process sector, Andy Brunskill Partner and TPM specialist, and Megan James, business development manager, who will be giving a sneak preview of the latest TPM [...]
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Launching the Essence of Excellence at Accolade Wines
Book Launch & WorkshopVideo Case StudyBook Launch & Workshop Last week Prof. Peter Hines ran the Essence of Excellence workshop at Accolade Wines, that also coincided with 'The Essence of Excellence' book launch which has been joint written with Chris Butterworth. The book looks at over 25 years of continuous improvement implementation that Prof. Peter Hines [...]
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Meeting the challenges and solving the Process Industry puzzle

The ‘process industry’ covers a wide range of ‘products’ where the primary production processes are either continuous or occur in batches which are processed. Examples of process industries include, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, ceramics, base metals, coal, plastics, rubber, textiles, tobacco, wood and wood products, paper food, beverages and paper products, etc. Quite a variety of […]

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M2030 bee launches S A Partners Maturity Assessment
Assess your lean maturity using an S A Partners simple self-assessment: In partnership with M2030 bee. For a long time, we’ve been at pains to explain that the real sustainable advantages from applying lean thinking isn’t related to what tools you use, or the myriad of acronyms that accompanies lean, they come a focus on [...]
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Shingo Examiner Appointed

We are pleased to announce that Simon Grogan, MD of our European business has been accepted to become an examiner for the Shingo Institute. This is a great achievement following a challenging application and approval procedure, overseen by the Shingo Examiner’s Committee. During 2017, Simon will be invited to participate in Shingo ‘Achievement’ report reviews […]

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The Impact and Importance of the UK Automotive Sector

According to the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the UK produces around 1.5 million cars and commercial vehicles and 3 million engines, accounting for 9-11% of the UK’s total exports. The sector generates more than £55 billion in annual turnover, employs around 700,000 people and delivers around £12 billion in net value-added to the […]

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You cannot apply Lean to a Process Industry!

Yes you can, people associate lean with nailing together bits for cars on small benches where every step, twitch of the elbow or 0.00001 second of delay is critical to their high volume customers- essentially people, carrying out mass production.

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