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Maintenance Management Resources
Six sigma and lean manufacturing, it's all about money:
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True Cost of downtime
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Standards for Downtime Factors


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Actually a combination of two methods are used to bridge the gap between data collection and management technique.

  • Strict usage of TDC metrics

  • And data sharing standards like MIMOSA

Implementation of programs like TPM, requires the proper structure, measures, information and commitment. Only using vague, generalized tools like OEE to base day to day financial decisions on, cost thousands to millions.

MIMOSA is more than an organization developing open exchange conventions. It is the enabling factor permitting integrated maintenance management, a connection to enterprise resource programs, and practical profitability-related operations and maintenance.

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This DVD takes employees through each stage of the 5S process from Sort through Sustain. Use this 5S Lean Training Video to ensures the key concepts of 5S are communicated well to all employees. You will see many real world examples that demonstrate how all businesses can be more productive implementing 5S Lean practices. It is recommended for anyone in a Lean Six Sigma or 5S program. (Spanish 5S DVD available too.)

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