Asset Productivity Customer Success
As part of a Reliability Excellence implementation in a large cane sugar refinery, Life Cycle Engineering, Inc. (LCE) assigned a Reliability Engineer to investigate potential limiting factors that could be resolved short-term.
In 1998, a snack food manufacturer determined that its domestic capacity was not sufficient to meet market demand for the peak periods around the four summer holidays. The manufacturer’s solution was to build four additional plants to augment the output from their 12 existing operating plants.
With strong support from U.S. Sugar Leadership, the Manufacturing Division of USSC Sugar Cane Operations has significantly improved its sugar processing operation with Reliability Excellence.
The Agriculture Division of United States Sugar Corporation has created a strong foundation for continuous improvement and long-term sustainability by embracing Reliability Excellence.
Reliability Excellence transformed this plant into to a proactive culture, with a great sense of pride and ownership in plant assets and operation.
Reliability Excellence processes, in conjunction with implementing an EAM system and Lean manufacturing principles, have resulted in tangible results.
Employing Materials Management Best Practices to Drive Down Costs and Improve Support for Operations
With help from Life Cycle Engineering, this large agribusiness company implemented a Best Practice storeroom operation that has yielded improved efficiency and significant cost savings.
Facing increasing competition from overseas producers, this steel company needed to operate more efficiently to remain competitive. Implementing Reliability Excellence helped them improve OEE, achieve asset design capacity, optimize material management and eliminate recurring asset failures.
Aluminum Smelter Improves Asset Reliability and Reinvigorates Operations with Reliability Excellence
The challenges were common to many manufacturing operations: poor asset reliability resulted in a high percentage of breakdowns, reactive maintenance, and routine production overtime to reach daily production goals. The hard work – and teamwork – required to move from a reactive to proactive environment is paying off with a bright future.