Sheet metal company reduces annual maintenance cost by 22.6%
Sheet metal production requires heavy equipment that operates at extreme temperatures. When a failure occurs, the production line often has to be stopped and cooled before maintenance takes place. For this reason, equipment reliability and maintenance is critical.
Using BQR consulting and apmOptimizerTM software, the spare parts and inspections policy was optimized.
Optimization steps included
- Analyze production lines and build reliability and logistics model in collaboration with the site staff
- Calculate Life Cycle Cost (LCC) and identify key downtime and cost drivers
- Optimize inspections and spare parts provisioning to minimize LCC