IDCON Preventive Maintenance Solutions for Food Processing Plants

Maintenance consultancy services

IDCON offers consultation services for maintenance efficiency in the food processing industry.

The company trains organisations to optimise production reliability and reduce the costs of manufacturing and maintenance. Its services include planning and scheduling, root cause analysis, preventive maintenance (PM) and spare parts management.

IDCON provides maintenance audits and process implementation, which are customised to meet client requirements.

Improving efficiency of maintenance strategies in the food processing industry

IDCON trains food production organisations in current best practice (CBP) techniques that help improve the reliability of plant systems and reduce inefficient downtime.

The company teaches operations and maintenance strategies that are developed based on IDCON’s extensive experience with more than 300 organisations worldwide.

IDCON performs a reliability and maintenance assessment to investigate the leadership and organisation of processing plants, as well as small parts and material management, facilities, technical databases and scheduling.

This audit includes performance comparisons between the client’s food processing plant and the CBP documentation, which comprises around 200 criteria designed to reduce maintenance costs and reliability. Differentiations are identified and scored, allowing managers to compare the processes of their organisation against others.

Based on these comparisons, IDCON develops an action plan that involves progress monitoring as improvements are implemented.

Maintenance planning and scheduling in the food processing industry

IDCON provides thorough training for maintenance planning and scheduling in food processing plants. This customised, formal and on-the-job coaching is designed to develop key skills. It can be combined with asset management, PM programme or materials management system to improve productivity and decrease downtime.

The company helps define clear roles within clients’ planning and scheduling teams, reviewing and updating existing workflows, as well as organising any backlogs. It also submits shutdown and turnaround reviews, assesses the use of computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS) and performs any other required actions.

Asset management and preventive maintenance optimisation

IDCON optimises asset management, working with PM programmes to ensure that equipment is set up correctly and regular inspections have taken place.

The company will efficiently compile all asset management activities and determine what PM tasks should be kept, changed or removed.

IDCON offers professional implementation support services and customised training in different methodologies to decide whether a PM task is valid or not. Its skilled and experienced consultants document PM processes and provide customised training in essential care and inspection techniques. The company helps clients understand why and how these valuable processes work.

Root cause analysis for issues in the food processing plant

The second phase of IDCON’s asset management plan identifies the problems that need to be resolved at food processing plants.

IDCON helps food manufacturers develop the critical thinking skills necessary to identify and document the root causes and effects of each issue. These two components naturally and cost-effectively add root cause analysis (RCA) into daily reliability management processes.

The company’s consulting service ensures that a well-developed RCA is implemented alongside functioning asset management, planning and scheduling systems. This frees up resources because there will be fewer emergencies due to successful PM.

IDCON primarily focuses on the use of critical and creative thinking in root cause problem elimination (RCPE). It helps clients’ teams develop critical thinking skills for evaluating problem statements, data, facts and possible causes, as well as identifying breaks in logical reasoning. The teams will be able to develop new ways to find information, create solutions and make sure that those solutions work.

Spare parts management and technical data

IDCON’s spare parts management programme ensures that food industry supervisors, planners and personnel can quickly and easily access required materials or parts. The programme helps plants become more efficient and organised in terms of spare parts.

The company also develops a decision model for stocking spare parts, as well as organises storerooms. It supports implementation strategies and helps determine customised key performance indicators (KPI).

IDCON helps clients get to where they need to be to run food processing plants most effectively. The company develops systems and procedures to establish documented expectations and measure execution using KPI.

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27th August 2019

Headquartered in the US, IDCON has announced the forthcoming publication of its founder's autobiography. 

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23rd August 2019

IDCON has published its final agenda for the 2019 IDCON Reliability and Maintenance Conference in the US this September. 

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19th August 2019

The IDCON Reliability and Maintenance Conference is coming to Raleigh, North California, US, next month.

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23rd May 2019

IDCON’s Public Training Seminars are designed to fit many different industries and types of organizations. You’ll leave with the knowledge and practical tactics to implement improve your plant’s performance in work management and equipment reliability.

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22nd February 2019

IDCON has announced two special events for 2019.

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15th January 2019

PetStar has received a rating of 78.8 out of 100 in Current Best Practices in Reliability and Maintenance Management.

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3rd July 2018

IDCON has announced a range of courses discussing topics within maintenance and operations.

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30th April 2018

IDCON has announced that it will be presenting at SMRP and exhibiting in Booth 101.  

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3rd April 2018

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2nd February 2018

IDCON has announced it will be holding a range of courses throughout February and March, 2018.

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13th September 2017

IDCON's best practice seminars are suitable for optimising reliability and maintenance levels.

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19th July 2017

IDCON has announced it is attending a variety of industry events this year, including Word Management: Maintenance, Planning, and Scheduling event, the Mainstream Conference, the SMRP Symposium, the Pulp and Paper Reliability and Maintenance Conference, and the SMRP Carlolinas Chapter Annual Meeting.

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15th May 2017

IDCON has announced it will be attending many key events throughout May and June, including the Mainstream Conference and the SMRP Symposium.

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9th May 2017

IDCON has announced its founder, chief executive officer (CEO), and executive vice-President Christer Idhammar will be presenting 12 workshops, including the 'Dos and Don'ts to Achieve and Sustain Asset Integrity Excellence'.

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17th April 2017

Founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of IDCON Christer Idhammar has visited with US Legislators to discuss the importance of skills training in the US workforce.

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2nd March 2017

IDCON CEO and founder Christer Idhammar will be delivering a workshop at the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) Symposium, taking place in Atlanta, Georgia from 7-8 June.

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19th October 2016

Reliability and maintenance consulting firm headquartered in the US IDCON has added new partners in Asia.

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12th October 2016

US-based reliability and maintenance consulting firm IDCON has released its 2017 public training dates.

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