Creating a baseline to maximise asset performance
Today’s manufacturing environment poses many new opportunities – as well as challenges – towards improving business and production goals. Each day you’re expected to be creative, resourceful, find innovative solutions and overcome hurdles, but where do you start?
To find answers, customers are turning to our Plant Baseline, a low-cost service that provides a baseline of installed parts and software, network health, safety and skills of plant floor personnel. After performing a Plant Baseline tailored to your needs, we’ll make recommendations on solutions based on your biggest challenges or most important priorities.
A Plant Baseline consists of an Installed Base Evaluation and up to four additional services, these include: Software Inventory Evaluation, Network Evaluation, Safety Evaluation and Training Evaluation.
The new Installed Base Evaluation (IBE) with Lifecycle Analysis service utilises a new software tool and competent engineers to collect data from your site in order to provide accurate hierarchical data of your installed base and a series of powerful business reports. You will be able to view the data by plant area, by product, by lifecycle status or any other similar search criteria.
The IBE begins by developing a hierarchical model to define the functional location of the installed parts and then provides a series of standard reports, including an Inventory Analysis Report, a Lifecycle Analysis Report that features a colour-coded reporting dashboard to help identify and pinpoint where product obsolescence resides within the facility to expose potential production risks and an Assets and Parts Location Report.
The true value of a Plant Baseline lies in the output of each service evaluation. With the information you receive, you can make educated decisions on where to initiate improvements and how to implement an effective maintenance strategy. The typical benefits of a Plant Baseline are cost savings by identifying issues and opportunities for improvement without large up-front investments and improved uptime and maximised production by identifying critical equipment and parts to support production and maintenance, reducing unplanned downtime.
A few of today’s common goals:
• Managing spare parts & inventory reduction
• Resolving on-site skills shortages
• Maximising your assets
• Enabling IT & plant floor convergence
• Implementing or maintaining plant floor safety and regulatory compliance
• Reducing production downtime
• How do you prioritise? Where should you invest? What kind of return should you expect? What expectations are reasonable relative to the risks you may have to take?
*Note: Rockwell Automation cannot guarantee to identify the lifecycle status or MTBF data of all 3rd party manufacturers’ electrical equipment, but will endeavor to provide this information wherever it is publically available.
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