How to use an FMECA or RCM Analysis to Determine What Spares to Stock
Determining which parts of stock can be a very overwhelming process. As such, many choose to blindly accept the OEM or Manufacturer’s recommendations. And why shouldn’t they? The OEM has many years of experience in building these types of assets and supplying spares, right?
One of the common issues with following the OEM recommended spare part lists, is that there are often there are parts that may not be used, […]
Understanding who owns the storeroom processes and stocking strategy
There are two different perspectives on the maintenance storeroom. These perspectives are on who owns the operation of the storeroom. Some believe that Maintenance owns the storeroom and the operation of it. Others believe it is Procurement, or potentially Logistics or Warehousing. Some organizations require the storerooms to be operated by a consistent group, while others leave it up to the site.
A simple way to see how effective your storeroom is at providing the right part, at the right time, in the right quantity.
Storerooms are a critical part of any maintenance and reliability program, but they are often overlooked. When a storeroom is operating at best in class levels, the right parts are available at the right time. The storeroom is only able to achieve this when it its into the maintenance department.
As a result, I am often asked how to evaluate and improve the storeroom and its service level. […]
Using a Kaizen Approach to Improve Your Storeroom
No storeroom is perfect, well at least of those I have seen. The process of improving is never ending. A common term for this process of continuous improvement is Kaizen. The Kaizen activity is often seen on the plant floor, either the form of a blitz, in which a tremendous amount of resources are thrown at an issue or an area. The other is a systematic approach, in which a small amount of improvement is achieved each day.
These same approaches can be […]