SIX SIGMA METHODOLOGY AS A ROAD TO INTELLIGENT MAINTENANCEYJournal: PRODUCTION ENGINEERING ARCHIVES (Vol.2017, No. 15)
Publication Date: 2017-06-19
Authors : Michał Zasadzień;
Page : 45-48
Keywords : maintenance quality improvement process 8D;
An enterprise which is managed in a modern way should be based on the concept of knowledge management. It is particularly important in the case of processes related to facility maintenance, where the efficiency and effectiveness of work is directly connected with the employees' knowledge. Improvement of processes involved in facility maintenance has a real influence on the productivity of a manufacturing enterprise. High accessibility of technical equipment and its correct functioning influence not only production efficiency but also the quality of products and the safety of operators. The article is a description of an attempt to implement one of quality engineering methods for improving the facility maintenance process. The author decided to use the 8D method to shorten the duration of downtimes caused by breakdowns. Owing to the conducted analysis and the implementation of the improvement and preventive actions, we were able to shorten the duration of a downtime of a machine having a crucial importance for the company. Investigations and implementation were conducted in one of Silesian production plants.
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