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Reliable Maintenance / Early Equipment Management

The philosophy of Early Equipment Management (EEM) is to build in high efficiency from the design stage. 

Original equipment manufacturers do not have the experience of running their equipment in full production for years in the way that you do – and so by involving operators, engineers as well as the equipment suppliers in the design process, we help to design equipment in a way that is easy to operate and maintain and is delivered to site in a condition that is at least equal to your AM (autonomous maintenance) and PM (professional maintenance) standards.

Our TPM trained specialists will then help engineers implement an effective maintenance programme on installation to ensure that the condition of the new asset does not deteriorate.  This maintenance regime can then be fitted easily into the sites current maintenance strategy.

Examples of successes with EEM have seen over 400 design changes made at no increased cost to the asset, and the plant started up ahead of schedule – a saving of £3M compared to historical start up performance. 



It must be said that the concept of change management which LI were asked to bring in was a very big ‘ask’. Their work on the floor was very beneficial to change management. LI try to problem solve by using the workforce. This has to be done tactfully. They achieved it. They had the respect of the people on the floor and the management which is a major credit.

Peter Barnett, CFO, KR Castlemaine

"I am amazed at what has been achieved in 5 weeks. I'm very impressed that such an approach can make fundamental changes in a mature environment with a lot of closed thinking. I am now totally convinced..., and will support the rollout across all the businesses under my control"

Supply Chain Director, Asia Pacific, major Multinational Food & Beverage Company