Effective maintenance is the key to success in any process industrial plant– making money requires keeping machines humming while maximizing product production. Maintenance is often the single largest cost for process plants and doing it well can enable the transformation to a “reliability centered” organization with exceptional performance. Reliability-centered maintenance programs lower costs, improve consistency & machine uptime and provide organizations with greater insight into risk management.
Situation: The Familiar “Death Spiral” of a Process Plant
Often initiated by a shock like a decline in margins or rising input prices, process plants can easily drift into a “death spiral” (also known as the “capability trap”).
For this client, the death spiral was triggered by admirable goals. The client, experiencing high margins, established project teams staffed with top talent to lead a growth initiative.
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