Maintenance Execution Improvements
What would increased equipment reliability, fewer breakdowns and less unscheduled downtime mean for you and your organisation?
One of the key practice areas within any business and its asset management processes is maintenance execution - ensuring quality work and outcomes across every facet of the maintenance program. No matter how big your team of tradespeople is, your success depends upon a commitment to quality from every one of those team members. And it’s much more complicated than simply running an evaluation and identifying the actions that need to be taken.
The Bluefield evaluation process begins with identifying in detail, exactly what’s happening at a site and why breakdowns are occurring. It gives us an understanding of where maintenance execution is failing and we gather evidence of all issues. This content is then presented to your team - and not just management - we involve everyone onsite including supervisors and tradespeople. We focus on the entire situation, the negatives and the positives, without finger-pointing, to present a holistic picture.
Unfortunately, a few problems can reduce the effectiveness of the whole operation. Often these problems stem from cultural issues in the business so we spend time working on staff engagement and introducing incremental changes to continuously improve. And it begins with a focus on quality and a culture of care, introduced and reinforced at the beginning of every day in the morning meeting. Experience tells us your team love what they do, they care about their equipment and they want to be a part of a successful team. It just takes a little focus on how they go about their jobs as a team to make all the difference.
Bluefield is your catalyst for change - we evaluate, identify and recommend ways to bring your entire operation up to a higher standard - we help guide and coach your team to create long term, sustainable change and continuous improvement. The aim is to create a culture of mutual accountability that ensures each team member does their bit.
In fact, we liken it to a game of football - first we train, we set the game plan and then we go out onto the field to play. Building a Grand Final winning team takes time and commitment. We help create a team of highly motivated individuals who hold each other to the highest of standards. The morning meeting becomes a training ground where staff can raise issues in a safe, non-threatening way. And once you’re working together as a team, you can really overcome any obstacle.
Are you concerned about potential execution issues within your asset maintenance program? This self-assessment checklist will help you identify any problem areas.
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