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  1. Hi @Raul Martins, For sure I am glad to be part of the project. The external SAP team has requested a functional hierarchy like you say, in the form 4-2-5-16 4- site code 2-workcentre 3-location 16-description We are picking a numbering system for the equipment presently, each piece of equipment will have a nameplate welded onto the frame that will be easily found in SAP. if anyone has thoughts, we are thinking we will go with the following configuration. site-workcentre-equipment type- equipment number so an example number may be CF34-2P-CP-002 Site-2nd process-centrifugal pump-002 We have an excel wiz onboard and a number of the shift technicians are in on the act as well. I think we all agree the importance of quality when it comes to having the responsibility of setting up this system. The count of the inventory has started this will be a much larger ongoing task, but it has begun. Apart from that, yesterday was spent entering more equipment and functional locations into the MasterData.
  2. I am going to be using this space to document our transition and implementation to SAP. I will share what I can and provide as much info for people reading and also for your comments. To say I have been thrown in at the deep end would be about right but it is all good. I am lucky to be able to have this experience on my CV. The story so far; we are part of a multinational company that has SAP on their sites in the US and are now rolling it out to UK sites. The project stared in the middle of this month and is expected to wrap up around October. Our site has a couple of challenges, very little CMMS, outdated inventory and no site designated planner. However, the need for one has been recognised as vital and is expected over the next couple of months. My role presently is as an engineering manager, I am heading up this SAP project on our site and have begun to populate the master data file. This coming week we have set about employing a resource to begin to put every item in the engineering stores onto an excel sheet for the load. it is my responisibility to generate the workcenters, locations and equipment lists for the masterdata. We have a few weeks to get this compiled which is no mean feat when no legacy system exists. I have a question on functional locations, is it better to be broad and abstract, and have fewer locations. Or be more specefic and have more locations? My thinking is too many locations will prove difficult to maintain, but then too few may make searching difficut? Having not used SAP before in any real capacity it would be good to get some thoughts.
  3. I am presently posted in a FMCG and considered a key worker. Our plant of 1500 workers was going very strong as people were panic buying at the start however things have taken a major slow down and with the closure of many fast food outlets the company if faltering slightly. We have implemented social distancing in the factory and installed screens on the production lines to mitigate the risk to the staff and ensure their safety. Staff have been off and the maintenance dept has been bringing in people that are not working on 4 week contracts to assist.
  4. Excellent post Raul, thank-you for taking the time to write it out. I work for a multi-national poultry producing company we use the fishbone diagram as part of our RCA process. The operations team use it to help solve some of their issues as well and the maintenance dept and it works very well. I like that they can be done quickly and almost anywhere, I have seen us pick five team members and have a quick RCA in the production office some of the things that come out of the brainstorm you never think of. Strangely having someone from outside the general area tends to work well as they see the issue from a different viewpoint. generate the action plan. assign owners and timescales. you are ready to go!
  5. Hi Eric, Thanks for the detailed reply. You have put your point across very well. We are not ready, not by a long shot. I agree with your point on scheduling, that is going to be my focus. I think were we are at presently the foundations need to be in place? Correct scheduling has been mentioned. Correct leadership and management of resources. 5s. What else are we talking about, what are the true basics?
  6. Came ascross some info on the benefit of TPM. Six sigma appears to be the daddy of proceas improvement. I found this an interesting read as presently we have no set standand to work to maybe a blend of TMP LSS and RCM is the optimal soloution to begin to implememt. A small team over one area to proof the system and then roll out over each different area. Thoughts, pitfalls, concerns, critisims are welcome. The html link is an intro to tpm the attatched paper is the meat on the bones.with tpm and lss. http://plant-maintenance.com/articles/tpm_intro.shtml 9783319622736-c1.pdf
  7. Hello guys, Some of the CV here are impressive! I have been in maintenance for just a few years but have made my way through the ranks quickly. I hope to continue to do so and make my way back into the energy sector or chemical process plant. Presently I am working in a poultry processing factory, it is great and easy to make an impression coming from the power generation sector. Carrying over much of the basics I have learned and making vast improvements in safety and work process. I look forward to making continued progress in my career and compleating my degree. Here to learn about RCM exchange ideas with like-minded folk and implement them in my area. I look forward to a discussion with all of you.
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