If you’re looking for what the latest advancements in technology are in the manufacturing reliability world all you need to do is spend a couple of hours on LinkedIn. Scrolling through the endless number of posts one will find articles, videos, and tutorials on the advancements in Smart Machines, Machine Learning, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Digital Twins. Without a doubt, it’s exciting to witness the evolution and to envision the potential future state of manufacturing and maintenance. The reality, however, is nearly every post conveniently leaves out the requirements one must have in place to make the advancements work for you.
The truth is, without the foundational elements of a sound asset management program in place, and a group of skilled technicians to maintain this new equipment, the state-of-the-art Smart Machine won’t deliver. You’ll have more alarms, more unscheduled shutdowns, more meetings to discuss the causes of all the alarms and without a strong commitment and understanding of what needs to be done to make the new equipment work, the sensors and alarms will be disabled, or the operator will be given permission to acknowledge them and continue. In this White Paper you can expect to learn:
- The importance of getting the basics right for the long-term health of your operation.
- Why equipment hierarchy development is crucial to your success.
- What a complete and comprehensive maintenance strategy is the 5 tasks types that should be included.