Navigation Links
Manufacturing Organizations Identify Efficiencies in Maintenance Functions
Date:1/11/2008

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- With a continued focus on quality and efficiency in the manufacturing environment, best-in-class companies continue to focus on opportunities for streamlining processes to maximize maintenance functions. In reviewing the maintenance functions for manufacturing organizations, the majority of the benchmark class related that a transition to maintenance centralization could provide several worthwhile benefits, as found in a new report released by Best Practices, LLC.

Best Practices, LLC Vice President of Research Services, Gary Shaw, stated, "Manufacturing organizations have found that centralization of maintenance functions not only save companies money, but also deliver better service as local best practices found in lean shop environments are shared across the organization." Indeed, data from the recent study of such companies as Cadbury Schweppes, Caterpillar, Deere, Dow Corning, Eastman Kodak and Lexmark identified key practices and metrics that can lead to better management of the maintenance function in a manufacturing environment.

For a complimentary summary of the full report "Manufacturing Maintenance Management & Structure," click on the following link: http://www3.best-in-class.com/dr288.htm . The study enables organizations to identify performance gaps and areas for improvement to better manage their maintenance functions.

Key topic areas covered include:

-- What equipment performance measures are utilized and to what degree

are they effective?

-- How are the maintenance functions organized and structured within

manufacturing organizations to maximize efficiency and performance?

-- Which companies have transitioned to a centralized maintenance

function and how was this implemented?

-- What have manufacturing organizations found to be the benefits of

maintenance centralization and what challenges are expected in a

transition to centralization?

-- What positive and negative impacts can maintenance structure have on

inventory?

-- What are key issues to consider in building a plan for transitioning

maintenance structure?

Key metrics represented include:

-- Effectiveness of structural changes on key outcomes

-- Effectiveness of metrics for management of equipment performance

-- Duration of transition period for maintenance structural changes

-- Management levels identified as most resistant to structural change

-- Quantification of improvements to machine reliability upon completion

of structural transition

For more information on this report, contact Robert Naylor at rnaylor@best-in-class.com or (919) 767-9244. To access the full report or download a complimentary copy of the report summary, go to http://www3.best-in-class.com/rr875.htm .

ABOUT BEST PRACTICES, LLC

Best Practices, LLC, conducts work based on the simple yet profound principle that organizations can chart a course to superior economic performance by studying the best business practices, operating tactics and winning strategies of world-class companies. For more than 15 years, our highly credentialed research staff has conducted primary research exclusively for our Fortune 500 client base.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Best Practices, LLC
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Roche Engages in Four Additional AIDS Technology Transfers to Strengthen Local Manufacturing in Worlds Poorest Countries
2. Governor Rendell Lauds Rebirth of Drug Manufacturing Plant in Danville Area
3. Panacea Pharmaceuticals Initiates GMP Manufacturing of Prostate Cancer Diagnostic Test Kits
4. SMRT Architects and Engineers Selected to Design New $115M Digital X-Ray Manufacturing Facility for GE Healthcare
5. Best Practice Database Adds New Research on New Product Launches, Online Financial Services and Manufacturing Operations
6. Alexza and Autoliv Announce Commercial Manufacturing and Supply Agreement for Heat Packages Used in Single-Dose Staccato(R) System
7. Manufacturing Organizations Identify Efficiencies in Credit and Collections Functions
8. Pharmaxis to Expand Manufacturing Capacity
9. Novavax and Allergan Terminate Manufacturing Supply Agreement for Estrasorb
10. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Quality: Optimizing Your Internal Process for FDA Compliance
11. ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Increases Manufacturing Space to Meet Demand
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/30/2016)... ... 2016 , ... “Aging well is a challenge for all of us, but there are things we can do ... . “Research is showing more and more that there are simple, yet important steps that ... we age.” Top priorities Dr. Kohli’s recommends for her patients include;, , ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Since ... the national charitable foundation serving the footwear industry, has broken all previous participation ... than 130 companies across 23 states during the months of April and May, ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... The American workforce ... stability, even security. Most importantly, employees are the single most important asset in ... workers so unhappy? , Just under half of American workers are emotionally checked ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... A ... born with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia have better survival rates if surgery is ... hernia (CDH)—a condition where the diaphragm fails to form completely, letting abdominal organs ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... Celiac Association (CCA), is pleased to announce the launch of the GFCP ... articles, recipes, and more. The purpose of the GFCP Scoop site ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... 27, 2016   Zillion Group today ... technology platform, which specializes in live video consultation. ... digital products, Zillion enables companies to realize the ... to take control of their health. ... – including one-to-one, group and webcast scheduled or ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... , April 27, 2016 ... of the  "Global Anesthesia Disposables Market 2016-2020" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ) ,The global anesthesia disposables ... CAGR of 4.03% during the period 2016-2020.  ... major threat to patients, safety. Organizations like ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... April 27, 2016 At the ... launch of a Phase 2 clinical study of its ... patients undergoing cochlear implantation (CI) surgery. This large, placebo-controlled, ... Germany and France ... ear at the time of surgery. "Despite advances in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: