The older equipment in a major manufacturing facility was causing significant down-time issues, production schedule disruptions, excessive overtime and missed customer shipments.
A value analysis team that included skilled trades and production staff as well as representatives from process and industrial engineering was asked to develop a new maintenance system that would improve machine uptime.
Just one year into the new planned system machine uptime had improved from 72% to 89%, in-process inventory and overtime had been reduced and missed shipments were eliminated.
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