“By properly analysing all EC Tools per station, it could be determined which equipment failed the most and which tools were the high cost drivers. We invested in a small change in the tool’s design, and costs were recovered in two months compared to the costs of that tool over a year. The project was a big success and saved a lot of downtime resulting in more units being built.”
As an engineering manager, you realise the importance of keeping your maintenance team up-to-date with the latest knowledge and skills. However, deciding which training programmes to invest in can take valuable time and effort.
Pragma’s contractors are not faceless service providers. We see them as collaborators, and we focus on building strong relationships with them based on a shared vision. Liza Schroeder, Pragma’s Brand and Communications Manager, recently spoke to Pragma’s Managing Director, Attie Nieuwoudt, about what goes into developing these solid partnerships, and how Pragma is redefining what ‘successful’ collaboration means in the prevailing economic climate.
“Optimise your spares”, they say, and to your credit, you immediately consider those spare parts that are just lying in the stores and have not moved for the last 5 to 10 years. Good start, but what about the rest of your inventory? What will the approach be for the vast majority of the spare parts your company holds? Do you employ a financial or logistics company? Or do you ask Pragma to use sound engineering and asset management principles to optimise the spare parts held in your stores?