How do you determine if it’s worth the time, effort and expense to manage your industrial fluids? Some companies let the fluids manage themselves and react when there’s an issue.
The Key to Cost Effective Management is Executional Intelligence
The consequence of your industrial fluids being out of specification, balanced with the costs of management needs to be understood to truly assess whether anything is worth managing. OBEf looks at the cost of management as one of the essential elements required to minimize the Total Cost of Industrial Fluid usage and disposal.
Combine Specialised Expertise with Defined Business Process
When you combine specialised expertise with defined business process, the chances for success and true optimization are greatly improved. Executional Intelligence is just that, its combining years of specialized experience with a focused effort to proceduralize the methods used to establish control and drive improvement. Its knowing what to look for, what to measure and what corrective actions to make to move you methodically towards your goals. Its setting up the daily controls necessary to make the small adjustments to stay optimized and in control. Its setting up the disciplines to review the information being gathered on a regular basis so that process changes can be made to keep things moving in the right direction. Executional Intelligence is about having the systems and methodologies in place to minimize the costs associated with implementing these controls while having the experience to truly understand and interpret the data being gathered.
Control and Continuous Improvement
There are two critically important aspects to good management: Control of the existing process and Continuous Improvement. Process control is fundamental, running to a set-point, reducing variability. It’s about choosing a control plan that supports the sites objectives and through sampling, analysis, interpretation and corrective action, making the small incremental adjustments to stay in control. Without control, there’s no chance to optimize and no real opportunity to identify and drive sustainable improvement. Only through control are you truly able to identify and prioritize the next steps that will deliver process Improvement and real bottom line savings.
Assess the Entire Fluid Use Process
Sustainable process improvement requires the experience and scope to be able to assess the entire Fluid Use Process to understand where the next steps are and how the changes being made effect the other aspects of the program. For example converting to a new product that costs less, but requires that the process runs at a higher concentration and doesn’t have the same sump life as the incumbent will not deliver a net savings. Operating the Fluid Use Process as a whole, truly offers the opportunity to optimise the entire process and drive costs down in a signicifant and impactful way.
Zimmark’s Gap Analysis Audit
We look at all 5 elements of OBEf to identify and quantify where the opportunities are for cost and risk reduction. For companies that qualify, this audit is done at no cost to the facility. Results are presented to your management team clearly identifying opportunities for cost reduction and on-going risk management.