Hi everyone! Happy 4th of July. During these uncertain times, I feel we need a reason to celebrate even more than ever this year. I’d love to hear your success stories. Here’s one of ours to get us started.
No matter what type of planned maintenance project you have, if you don’t have a good schedule it will fail. MGF Services is no stranger when it comes to planning a time table for a pre-planned maintenance project.
One of our recent projects was recovering 30+ ink metering rolls for a Sunday 2000 press with our Rilsan coating. This project started off with some flexible dates for completion but as we got closer to the start, the timeframe for delivery became very tight due to shifting schedules of personnel needed to install the ink metering rolls.
Working backwards from the customer’s deadline date for installation to get the press up and running, we sent partial orders to keep the installers moving without interruption.
At the end of the project, we were actually ahead by 2 weeks which in the Printing Industry world means Big Payoff $$. The customer was very satisfied with our cooperative planning and high-quality services.
Keys to Successful Maintenance Project Schedule
- Determine your planned maintenance project workforce needs.
- Review and analyze any current backlog of projects to establish a reasonable realistic schedule for the planned maintenance project.
- Calculate tasks needed for each activity phase including materials, tools, etc.
- Planned downtime. Understand the best time to consider the maintenance project based on the size and duration in order to minimize impacts on production runs.
- Flexibility. Unforeseen events will always happen. Make sure you respond quickly and react with an alternate plan that will reduce risk.
“A well-designed maintenance schedule allows you to increase the equipment lifetime and reduce long-term maintenance costs.”
MGF Services & Equipment would like to celebrate your next “Success Story,” let’s get started!