How to Improve Process Reliability in 10 Minutes

If someone told you could improve the reliability of your processes by stopping for just 10 mins every day would you believe them? It is however very true, but there is a format about how to spend those 10 mins.

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A Beginners Introduction to RCA – Root Cause Analysis

By applying RCA techniques, you break the process down, and in turn discover where there is potential for problems to arise, as well as the Root Cause.

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Find Time for RCA and Make Long-term Cost Savings

How do I know when to apply root cause analysis? This is a question I often get when introducing teams to the power of getting to the root cause of problems. “It takes too long” or “we don’t have the time” are also popular comments voiced during the course. Recognising these as requirements for implementing an RCA approach upfront will enable you to provide long-term problem solving and importantly saving money.

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The Lean Story – Actions Speak Louder than Words

In the beginning…..when the fore fathers started developing the Toyota Production System, which most of us accept as the blue print for Lean, there was only processes. Some good, some bad – but lots of processes. No sexy tools like Hoshin Kanri, Kaizen or Kanban, no Poke Yoke to slap in place. So how did the improvement happen?

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Facilities Management – Early adopters of Lean RCM will be the winners

Facilities Management providers have yet to adopt a Lean RCM approach and are missing a golden opportunity to double their profit margins. However not all the facilities management companies can realise this opportunity as only those first past the post will get a share of the benefits.

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Are you Losing Money?

Early Equipment Asset Management is really about life cycle costing. That means ensuring that the equipment operator spends the least amount of money to buy, operate and maintain the item equipment over, let’s say, a ten-year period. In other words, decisions about purchases are not based purely on the purchase price but on how easy it will be to operate and maintain and how well the equipment will perform once it has been installed.

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How Root Cause Analysis can help predict the future?

I am often asked “Is the right strategy to start applying root cause analysis at the beginning of an improvement journey and get some quick wins or wait until a thorough reliability strategy is in place to reduce the need for root cause analysis”… In other words, is it better to let the equipment fail and learn from that or put more effort into preventing the failures in the first place?

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Exploring Opportunities: Why your business is a ‘Factory’?

Although not all manufacturing businesses have had the vision to apply Lean Manufacturing processes, the big opportunity lies in non-manufacturing businesses who often don’t see the comparison between their operation and that of a highly productive automotive factory. Therefore, they are failing to learn and capitalise on the major benefits that can be achieved.

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