Reliability Based Mainenance

Kevin Lifsey

Presented by Dave Van Aken, DuPont Teijin Films

What is the Maintenance team’s role in the manufacturing mission? We believe that role is to preserve the physical assets and ensure their availability to perform in a manner as good or better than originally required, using the most cost effective means available. Maintenance is the largest controllable cost within a manufacturing organization. There are two areas where we can deliver these cost savings – (1) Avoiding a loss of production (i.e. reducing breakdowns) and (2) avoiding maintenance costs (parts and labor) associated with a failure.

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