Industry continues to face increasing pressure in the management of capital assets: shrinking budgets, increased performance expectations, and evermore regulatory oversight.

In large scale operations or small workshop environments the right manufacturing maintenance KPIs can have enormous impact on operability and maintainability.

You might have kept up with your New Year’s resolution to get fit – but what about your facility’s health? As we move into March we thought a little manufacturing maintenance revision was in order. What better way to kick-start the year than a maintainability health check?

For years the water industry has only been able to monitor major above ground sites like water plants, pump stations and reservoirs, leaving below ground sites like man holes and pipes literally ‘in the dark’...

Manufacturers face a daunting task. They’re expected to achieve increasingly short production time frames, while still meeting quality, safety and compliance standards… It’s a big ask, to say the least.

So far our Six Sigma DMAIC blog series has outlined the first four phases: Define, Measure, Analyse and Improve

By now you should have clearly identified the process that needs improving, collected the data, and analysed it to come up with the root causes for the problem. Phase four of DMAIC: Improve, is where it gets fun.

Our previous blog outlined the second phase of the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) process in Six Sigma: Measure.  

Our previous blog outlined the first phase of the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) process in Six Sigma: Define. In Define, you should have developed a problem statement, calculated the problem’s business impact and defined a goal.

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