Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Are You Focused on What Leads to Plant and Facilities Maintenance Excellence?

Three things that lead to excellence in plant and facility maintenance

Are you focused on the most important factors leading to a well-maintained plant? Here’s a rundown of the three things you need to ensure excellence in plant and facilities maintenance:

Asset reliability

If your equipment or facilities are not up and running, you are not in business. Doing the right things at the right time, with eyes on what matters most, should be your primary objective.

Focus on assets failures that could result in:

  • Loss of life or serious personal injury
  • Regulatory compliance violations
  • Adverse effect on the environment
  • Loss of revenue or productivity


Streamlining business processes

The credibility of your business depends on collecting accurate data and establishing crystal-clear work directions. Focus on collecting accurate data--no more, no less.

Remove unnecessary steps in your business processes that impede productivity. Constantly question why you do, what you do, how you do it, and who does it. Get down to the essence of your business processes and close the gap between perception and reality.

Optimizing information technology

To make good decisions, you have to have accurate and timely information. Focus on optimizing the use of dashboards, start centers, smart phones, tablets, and handheld devices to push and pull data in ways that are native to the way you work.

Everyone from the person turning wrenches to the executive in the corner office reaps the benefits of timely and accurate data that is relative to their jobs. Make it easy for them--all of them--by optimizing their IT experience.

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