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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.