Lean maintenance: Best practices to turn asset management into a profit center

Overview:

This paper provides concrete suggestions and identifies specific areas within the maintenance process where organizations can reduce waste, increase reliability, and view the maintenance effort as an integral part of a lean business posture.

One of the most popular buzzwords in business today is “lean.” This term conveys the idea of fat elimination – the elimination of enterprise waste, the streamlining of processes to increase productivity, and the more efficient use of capital assets and valued personnel in the pursuit of continuously improving bottom lines. This paper provides concrete suggestions and identifies specific areas within the maintenance process where organizations can reduce waste, increase reliability, and view the maintenance effort as an integral part of a lean business posture. Topics covered include:

  • Lean maintenance: Factors for success
  • Finding maintenance success factors: The gathering of ideas
  • Areas most affected by lean maintenance efforts
  • The role of technology

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