Reliable Capacity Program

Reliability Assessment

A complete reliability assessment which is based on a Total Productive Maintenance model focused on achieving business results. It has been well documented that typical plants have 25% hidden capacity do to reliability issues. Reliability is not a maintenance issue but an organizational issue. MET DEMAND assessment evaluates all of the partners and how they are contributing to asset management and acheiving high customer service levels by ensuring reliable capacity.<more>

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Most organizations with reactive maintenance do not plan to fail but they simply fail to plan and therefore they continue to fail to keep equipment available to produce products. This keeps the workforce addressing the next 4 alarm fire which ensures future equipment failures will occur and require a reactive response. How do you change this fix and repair culture? What are the steps to move to a proactive culture with high OEE and equipment availability? MET DEMAND, LLC offers a service of coaching and mentoring planner schedulers to do their job efficiently and effectively but it takes more than the planner and schedulers to change a culture. So, MET DEMAND also provides coaching to maintenance and operation management on how to justify and sustain the change to a proactive culture. By proper planning and scheduling, maintenance can increase their wrench time by almost 80% which will improve plant performance and provide time for skills development.<more>

Reliability Engineering

A key building block to reliable equipment is the relibility engineering function. This function exists to increase the Mean Time Between Failure (MBTF) for components. On existing equipment, Root Cause Failure Analysis is used to understand occurring failure modes so preventive actions can be taken. Failure Mode and Effect Analysis can be used to prioritize failure modes of components based on business impact and then prioritize redesign activities for both existing and new equipment. Lean design reviews will lead to optimized equipment design and lower cost of ownership.<more>

Total Plant Performance achieved at Start-up

Start-up Management Consulting and Coaching

How many times has the equipment been designed and project funds are gone and the equipment is still running at 50% OEE vs 85% OEE? Operation and maintenance are saying engineering has sold them a bill of goods and engineering is saying that operation and maintenance need to step up and take ownership. Have you ever been at this point? Does it have to be this way? No it does not. Good project start-up planning is the key and is based on operation and maintenance taking ownership of the start-up process at the commissioning phase. Call this "proactive ownership". "Proactive Ownership" starts with a start up team being established to ensure all labor, operation systems, business systems, and maintenance systems are in place and functioning during the commissioning phase of the project prior to start up. The result of the ownership is an engaged workforce, continuous improvement sub-culture and low cost of ownership due to operational efficiencies.<more>

Reliable Capacity Program

MRO Excellence is for the Customer

A maintenance or MRO storeroom can contribute to ensuring customer demands are met or missed. A poorly managed storeroom can contribute up to 25 % of the unplanned downtime and maintenance productivity losses. The largest challenge facing an organization is getting management to recognize the contribution which maintenance storeroom make to the business performance. MET DEMAND offers a service which is integrated with commercial and maintenance competencies and terminology. <more>


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