MOSaIC is an acronym for Management,
Operations, Systems & Integrity Check,
an inclusive and structured approach to improve the performance of physical
assets. MOS&IC is a collaborative effort between your asset management staff
and ourselves. Both groups bring important elements to the review. The
local members bring ownership, records/information, local experience and
knowledge of specific problem areas and installation mature. The visiting
members bring knowledge of performance, best practices, and team experience.
The process compares local practices with proven best practices, identifies
worthwhile improvement opportunities and devises "what to do and how to do it"
solutions to exploit these opportunities.
The objectives of MOSaIC are to:
improve equipment reliability and plant availability,
optimise maintenance expenditure,
maintain or increase plant integrity.
MOSaIC is not an audit against checklists and references to standard management
systems. It is much more an analysis of a facility's asset management processes by
experienced external practitioners in partnership with the client. These data are
analysed in detail to appraise your facilities in terms of maintenance or manufacturing
excellence against world class benchmarks. Once the 'Size of the Prize' (i.e. dollar
benefit) has been determined the Opportunities for Improvement (OFI) that need to be
addressed for its realisation are listed and prioritized, then action plans and the
specific tools required to address each OFI are designed. These specific action plans
with quantified achievable gains, enable the company to fully 'bank the benefit'.
Opportunities for Improvement typically include:
Hardware e.g. inadequate quality of materials or construction,
non-availability of hardware and failures due to ageing or load.
Design e.g. deficiencies in layout or design of facilities
Procedures e.g. unclear, unavailable, incorrect or
otherwise unusable standardised task information.
Training e.g. skills gaps, competency and re-skilling.
Contracting Strategy e.g. all maintenance work conducted
in-house with peak shaving and special services being contracted out,
or maintenance work (including management of the process) contracted
out to an Integrated Service Contractor.
Management of Operational Reliability e.g. revalidate exisiting
maintenance plans using structured tools such as Reliability Centered
Maintenance and "risk based" methods, implement Root Cause Analysis,
establish relevant Key Performance Indicators for reliability performance
in each discipline.
Organisation e.g. communicate to all employees the future
of the business, produce an organisation strategy to fit this, and
update the organogram in line with this.
Planning, Scheduling and Resource Optimisation e.g. derive
Planned Maintenance from RCM and similar methods and prepare an overall
plan for the improvements.
Warehousing, Procurement and Logistics e.g. spare parts optimisation,
standard specs and negotiating volume discounts.
Maintenance Management e.g. systems ensuring technical integrity
of facilities, including, corrosion controls and function testing
of protective devices.
Generally all installations do some things well and from this starting point, we help the
client revamp their maintenance process. It is not the intention to "start with a clean
sheet of paper" and entirely rebuild the asset management process. We have found that
making the current organisation work properly can be more effective than reorganisation.
MOSaIC is performed by a team comprising staff experienced in operations, maintenance,
and reliability, these staff are generally practitioners as opposed to theorists.
Enquiries or comments to info@M2K.com