SRK provides a full suite of services focused on facility improvements to maximize reliability and efficiency.
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Downtime of a facility due to a failure is essentially a flawed outcome of a product, system, or process that reflects a breakdown in reliability. It generally encompasses any problematic situations during service while a service is delivered, causing a significant impact to critical operations. In any organization, failures in a system should be identified, evaluated, and improved under a well-defined framework. Identifying the actual root cause of the failure is critical to process and system improvements.
Actual root cause determination is different from the often-visible symptom identification. Correcting a symptom without correcting the root cause can leave systems vulnerable to future failures. The major concern of failure analysis is to emphasize the prevention of problems linked to the proactive treatment of the system. The service failure should be discussed from the customer’s perspective an ithis is what a company needs to recover from and preventing future conditions from the same issue.
Accidents happen in and around our lives every day. When an event happens that has a negative impact on your facility operations, understanding why it occurred is imperative to prevent it from occurring again. Many times the first review of the situation only uncovers a symptom. Diving deeper to uncover the true root cause is that way to prevent not only the same event but other potential issues stemming from the same root cause. Detailed analysis of the physical aspects, but also the operational sequencing and involved personnel in the issue are key steps to pushing past the symptom and to the root cause.
Utilizing a standardized approach to conduct investigations ensures that initial symptoms are vetted and the continued investigation is conducted to drive to the root cause. Using approaches from Six Sigma, The Toyota Way, Kaizen, and many others, as well as the experience, learned through equipment and system design and system troubleshooting create a holistic approach and unmatched ability to uncover the root of the issue.
Once identified, problem resolution is the next step. SRK will provide some approaches and methods that can be used to eliminate the root cause, increasing reliability and efficiency.
Facility Upgrade Planning Service is a process that can lead to better, more proactive delivery of services from a facility management organization to its stakeholders. The time taken to carry out upgrade planning is well spent in that it helps to avoid mistakes, delays, disappointments, and customer dissatisfaction. SRK will help your organization to be one step ahead of the game. Facility Upgrade Planning is the platform upon which to create scenarios and develop potential solutions that will help sustain your organization or help it thrive. Facility Upgrade Planning prior to Construction accomplishes this by providing timely and efficient approach and execution oversight while operating in a fiscally sound manner throughout all phases of project development and execution.
Creating a new infrastructure can be accomplished through good collaboration and an understanding of your company’s goals for the future. Being able to construct that new plan to maximize the effectiveness to your business needs, it is necessary to use a process proven over many years. Creating the new plan and constructing it within an operational facility introduces many new challenges and risks that are unique to each upgrade. Reviewing the design, planning the implementation, and carrying it out without impact to the existing operations requires a specialized approach. We work with your design and construction teams to provide that expertise to simplify the process, decrease risk, and implement with minimal impact to operations.
- System overview and approach
- Maximize equipment utilization
- Manage system design to business requirements
- Oversee implementation sequencing to minimize risk and impact to operations
- Document procedures for critical implementation steps
- Review final sequences for adherence to initial requirements
To maintain system reliability, operational procedures, equipment maintenance, and operator training is critical to ensure systems remain functional and able to operate at peak performance. An SRK Operation Process Assessment can help organizations identify, mitigate, and take action on the risks that they face, before they become a major problem. Providing areas to improve the overall operation of the facility and steps to mitigate risks. An Operational Assessment can be looked at as an annual checkup to your physician. First, areas of deficiencies or improvement must be identified. Then corrective action and improvement plans can be set in place to ensure effective and efficient operational practices can be implemented and maintained preventing eventual failures, inefficiencies, and diminished reliability.
Following the turnover of new facilities, business needs immediately start to change and evolve. This means the new facility will have to evolve to continue to meet the business needs. Over time, those changes can decrease efficiency and operation robustness. Having good procedures created from the beginning can help ensure system intent is still followed, but as those needs change, operating procedures need to continually be updated and system validation through Retro Commissioning will ensure the facility can still perform, operating at peak efficiency and providing a reliable infrastructure for the business to depend on.
SRK provides the resources and experience to develop and document the processes you need to operate your facility at optimal performance. Dedicating the time and resources to this type of effort can be challenging for most facility operation teams. Teams are staffed to provide day to day operational support and address issues as they arise. Setting aside time to document these procedures and validating their accuracy can leave these critical procedures undocumented.As staff changes and grows, this leaves the gap in knowledge and opens the potential for equipment mis-operation resulting in downtime and potential equipment damage. Let SRK help you be ready for today and the future.
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