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IDCON Maintenance Efficiency Consultation and Implementatiom Services for Food Processing Plants

Maintenance consultancy services

IDCON provides maintenance efficiency consultancy services to the food processing industry. The company trains and supports clients to improve production reliability and reduce manufacturing and maintenance costs.

Maintenance audits and process implementation are provided as part of IDCON’s service, which includes planning and scheduling, root cause analysis, preventive work, and spare parts management.

Improving efficiency of maintenance strategies in the food processing industry

To help improve food processing plant system reliability and reduce downtime, IDCON helps teach current best practice (CBP) techniques, rather than just focusing on equipment. The company teaches operations and maintenance strategies, which it has developed based on its previous experience with more than 300 organisations.

In a reliability and maintenance benchmarking audit, the performance of a client’s plant is compared against the CBP documentation, a collection of around 200 actions designed to improve reliability and reduce maintenance costs. Differences are identified and scored, which allows managers to compare their processes against other companies in order to develop an action plan for the continuous measurement of progress as improvements are implemented.

There are nine key processes comprising the reliability and maintenance assessment, which includes leadership and organisation, materials management, facilities, technical databases, and scheduling.

Maintenance planning and scheduling

Maintenance planning and scheduling is one of the key work management processes included in IDCON’s reliability and maintenance audit. The company’s method is to employ customised, formal training and on the job training to improve the skills of planners and schedulers. Combined with a preventative maintenance programme and an up-to-date bill of materials, better work management improves prodictivity and decreases downtime.

Typical activities suggested to improve maintenance planning and scheduling include defining roles and responsibilities, review of existing workflows, backlog management, shutdown and turnaround reviews, as well as effective use of computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS).

Root cause analysis and preventative maintenance implementation

In addition to training and consultation, IDCON provides implementation support services. The company’s consultants assist with setting up and documenting preventative maintenance processes, while customised training in essential care and inspection techniques teaches why and how these valuable processes work.

Root cause analysis complements IDCON’s preventative maintenance services, as it identifies problems. In addition, the analysis will help suggest how to practically solve the issues and document the process.

Spare parts management and technical data

IDCON’s spare parts management training is designed to help reduce the amount of time supervisors, hourly maintenance personnel, and planners spend on finding parts and materials. The company provides support for implementation strategies, key performance indicators, and a decision model for stocking spare parts.

Development of company leadership and organisation

A plant’s reliability and maintenance initiatives require strong leadership. This can be developed by IDCON, helping maintenance leaders develop systems and procedures to establish documented expectations and measured execution through key performance indicators.

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

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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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