Preventive Maintenance Optimization PMO
Preventive Maintenance Optimization PMO is an accepted methodology that organizations can use to develop a strategy for equipment maintenance. PMO is generally used on existing equipment at a facility where there is a history of equipment failures and where a preventive maintenance PM program is already in place. The major focus of PMO is to eliminate past failures and to keep them from ever happening again. If you could almost ensure that all the equipment failures you’ve had in the past would not happen again, how much better would your day be? Everyone knows that equipment failures cost time and money. In 2016 (the latest year reported), the National Institute of Standards and Technology reported that losses due to preventable maintenance issues amounted to $119.1 billion. As if that wasn’t bad enough, equipment failure is also a contributing factor in many industrial accidents. For these reasons, it is in the best interest of any operation to ensure that their preventive maintenance processes are performing optimally.
If you work in the realm of maintenance and reliability, you may have heard about PMO and wondered if it can benefit your operation. If the majority of the statements below are applicable to your organization, it is likely that Preventive Maintenance Optimization PMO will be helpful to you.
- We do not follow a standard methodology or universal standard in our current Preventive Maintenance program.
- Our Preventive Maintenance tasks were created “on the fly”, usually by maintenance supervisors or planners, using the OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturer) recommendations as a guideline.
- The components upon which we are performing Preventative Maintenance are the same ones that are failing.
- Our storeroom does not always have the part we need when we need it.
- We are unable to complete all of our Preventive Maintenance activities, often because we cannot get the equipment from production or our technicians are constantly being pulled away for ‘emergencies.’
- Preventive Maintenance activities are not a core value driver of our business, and production doesn’t see them as value-added.
PMO is typically handled as a workshop. Participants will undergo some orientation, and then get to work on the following:
- Enhancing your PMs and your PM return on investment.
- Aligning PM tasks with failure modes.
- Attacking the issues that are truly ‘eating your lunch.’
Next, your PM tasks and work orders will be enhanced to:
- Identify one failure mode and one preventive/predictive strategy to counter it.
- Align failure modes with PM strategies.
- Find the most effective and efficient PM strategy to minimize interruption to production and net what W. Edwards Deming referred to as “Constancy of Purpose.”
- Standardize the approach to executing PMs on common components.
- Identify tasks better accomplished by operators. This is known as autonomous maintenance.
- Have an open and honest conversation about storeroom support for your assets.
At Maintenance Innovators, Inc., we have over thirty-six years of experience building and executing highly effective preventive maintenance programs. We have typically seen results showing an average of 20% less in off-line PM time. After performing a PMO workshop, you will see your preventive maintenance tasks become focused on failure modes and not on failures. This will result in the identification of failures as they are occurring, with time to plan and schedule corrective maintenance.
To learn more about Preventive Maintenance Optimization PMO, contact Maintenance Innovators, Inc. today at (913) 633-4009. You can also take our online quiz to gain additional insight. With clients in a wide variety of industries, across the United States and around the world, we have the experience and expertise to help your company conquer your preventive maintenance problems.