Maintenance Systems Assessment

Competitive manufacturing depends on the right people using appropriate technologies with consistent work methods to efficiently produce precision goods. One of the most often overlooked components of the "appropriate technologies" is the requirement for proper and efficient maintenance. Unfortunately, traditional maintenance methods will not necessarily assure the high levels of performance and reliability required in today's competitive and cost conscious manufacturing business. 

At PAI, we specialize in analyzing plant engineering work processes to identify inefficiencies and underperforming processes and to find opportunities for optimization through an optimum blend of:

  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Condition Monitoring

Our end goal is to help our clients achieve greater resource efficiency and availability.

Example Projects

Plant Engineering Work Processes Optimization

Lockheed Martin

Traditional manufacturing and assembly in the aerospace & defense industries may not be the most efficient and effective way to produce the F-35 JSF aircraft. To meet the challenges, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company (LMAC) has taken radically new approaches to manufacturing and assembly: Integrated supply chain, sophisticated machine tools, moving assembly lines, and "lean" manufacturing strategies to name a few. 

At this point, the manufacturing equipment for the F-35 Program is largely in place. To support the business goals this manufacturing equipment, both direct and supporting equipment and facilities, must perform reliably. The operations and maintenance of these assets has strategic business implications. How the assets are specified, designed, built, installed, commissioned, operated, and maintained will have a direct impact on their capabilities, performance, and ongoing operating costs. 

 PAI team was hired to assess the gap between current practices and best-practice asset-management activities for LMAC facilities in Fort Worth, Palmdale, and Marietta. The project consisted of an organizational cross-section review of current processes currently in place to maintain mission-critical machine tools and plant infrastructure. Our comprehensive assessment enabled us to find and drive opportunities to improve the Asset management practices and the organizations' performance.