Maintenance System Capabilities
Material and Contract Services, LLC has the knowledge, resources and experience to reduce maintenance cost, improve employee productivity and equipment operating time. Our capabilities include installing computer maintenance systems, loading the system database and establishing manual processes and procedures to improve the planning, scheduling and execution of maintenance work.
Every owner wants to increase production whilst reducing expenditure and the frequency of equipment downtime due to maintenance problems. Maintenance is not only avoiding emergency critical path situations. It is about identifying problems before they become cause for concern and getting the large, difficult tasks finished, so that shutdowns can be minimized. Often these problems are cleaning and inspection related. MACS’ consultants work with a client’s maintenance personnel and create bills of materials for planned maintenance work. The work includes creating spare parts, equipment and personnel requirements for each planned activity. Emergency/breakdown processes are included. We created a strong relationship with warehousing and procurement to reduce periods of inactivity, for example whilst waiting for spare parts, supplies or the tools and equipment needed to complete the maintenance task.
Maintenance is a broad concept which normally consists of two types of maintenance: proactive and reactive.
Proactive maintenance is a maintenance strategy for stabilizing the reliability of a plant’s equipment. MACS’ programs involve directing corrective actions aimed at root causes of failure, not active failure symptoms, faults, or machine wear.
Reactive maintenance is a form of maintenance in which equipment and facilities are repaired only in response to a breakdown or a fault. Because of the potential for loss of production, reactive maintenance is at odds with just‐in‐time production. People call it ‘firefighting maintenance’ and it occurs only when there is breakdown.
Maintenance program elements utilize risks, rather than time, as the basis for prioritizing and scheduling stationary equipment maintenance and inspections. When scheduling plant or equipment maintenance work, we plan work schedules so that the maintenance and inspection scopes are completed at the most optimal intervals and using the most appropriate methods.
A results oriented maintenance management system is much easier to implement early in the process. A common mistake is assuming that a good computer system will take care of the problem. It is essential that a manual system be coordinated with the computer system to ensure that the whole process does not become paper-bound, producing paper and data that are not used to produce practical results.
If your challenge is mandatory maintenance, scheduled maintenance, or unanticipated repairs, maintenance planning should ensure that all maintenance is performed in the most efficient way by integrating the maintenance tasks into the overall plan. You can perform maintenance ahead of schedule to leverage a piece of equipment’s idle time, i.e. planning maintenance work, with the equipment scheduled to be off-line.
MACS’ Maintenance Programs include:
MACS provides project support to Maintenance Departments. We have professionals that will perform work as maintenance planners, shop supervisors, maintenance managers, equipment, electrical and mechanical technicians and spare part planners.