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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. 



Firstly, Reckitt Benckiser and LI pulled together to improve efficiency levels and there was a focus on both external and internal resources. Before LI arrived efficiency was not good. Secondly, there was good methodology and training using operators to support its implementation. Thirdly, there was daily and hourly focusing on performance. Since LI left, improvements have been sustained.

Bart Derde, Supply Projects Director (Europe), Reckitt Benckiser

Our cooperation with LI Europe has yielded significant improvement across the plants in East Asia and I have recommended the cooperation be implemented across our other regions and suppliers

Jose M. Chao Diaz Senior VP Supply – Developing Markets