In my last blog post entitled ”Operational Readiness and Commissioning Plans: the Key to a Successful Start”, we looked at how BBA gets started with creating an operational readiness and commissioning plan that includes the following seven steps:

Industrial electric motors are the “life blood” of your plant’s operation. The theoretical design life of an electric motor is 20 years or more. Yet many tens of thousands of industrial electric motors end up in the trash pile prematurely. This results in an enormous loss for industries across the board.

The production of paper and fabrics includes the handling of rolls and reels at the end of the production process. These rolls must be moved from the forming or primary processing machines to other machines for further processing, or they must simply be stored correctly. Automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) are often used to automate the movement of these reels.

Recently I met a young and enthusiastic engineer who declared that “ We are already done with the reliability and maintenance management strategy, it is well developed and documented by a group in our company” “That sounds good “ I replied, “That means that you are done with about 5% of the work”.

When you ask front line supervisors or team leaders if all people in their teams are performing to the same standards or if some are doing more work and achieving more results than others, you will often get the same answer.

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