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Lean Maintenance for the Corrugated Industry

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Attend TAPPI's Lean Maintenance for the Corrugated Industry Course, August 17-18, 2010 in Norcross, Georgia.

Designed to provide you with the information and knowledge required to create a smoothly functioning, effective and efficient maintenance team in your corrugated plant, this two-day course focuses on the critical elements that drive maintenance efficiency and effectiveness. 

What will you learn?

You'll learn how to organize a maintenance department and put into place the processes required to reduce downtime and improve productivity.

The six elements will be presented in a "Lean Maintenance" context focused on eliminating waste at every opportunity.  Excess repair parts inventory, excessive downtime, excessive crew size and poorly defined jobs are examples of areas that have waste that can be reduced.  Root Cause Failure Analysis will be reviewed as a tool to reduce repeat failures.  In addition, application of 5's and visual work practices will be covered as well as processes such as Reliability Centered Maintenance and the Visual Workplace.

The six elements will be reviewed in sufficient detail to allow you to develop an action plan for making improvements upon return to your plant.

Each participant will receive a workbook containing a copy of the presentations used during the two days and space for notes.

As a result of attending this course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the part maintenance plays in plant operations.
  • Use of Root Cause Analysis to define problems.
  • Define maintenance tasks that prolong the life of equipment, reduce downtime and reduce the cost of maintenance
  • Understand the requirements for the maintenance department to maintain keen troubleshooting and problem solving skills, as well as sharp technical and craft skills.

Learn more about this course.


Nalco Company
EKA Chemicals Inc.