NPI – Launch excellence in product lifecycle

In the typical launch phase of product life cycle the problems faced by most manufacturing companies lies not only in accelerating and maintaining sales after the launch but in reducing the costly development time before the launch. In an effort to improve timelines and effectiveness, a number of organisations are experimenting with different best practices… Read more »

MMOG/LE Version 5: Call for stakeholder review participants

process development

The current version of Global MMOG/LE (Version 4) was first released in 2014. In October 2017 a global team started to review the assessment with the objective to develop an updated version considering the constant evolutions in supply chain processes and technology. The newly created MMOG/LE Version 5 is now in its final stakeholder review… Read more »

A fresh start with Supply Chain training and consulting support

Supply Chain Training We offer a range of courses from basic introductions to advanced certifications covering all aspects of Supply Chain Management. Whether it’s physical logistics, a broad understanding of Supply Chain theory of inventory management or professional globally recognised certification, we have a course to suit you.   For more detail take a look… Read more »

MMOG New Platform

Although the current Excel based MMOG/LE tool has served the industry well over the past decade, Odette has now developed a modern browser based application called (new platform) to take its place.   MMOG/LE users from both sides of the Atlantic have been involved in the development and testing of this new platform to… Read more »

Three key factors for Total Productive Maintenance success

What do we have to do to make sure our investment in TPM pays off? How can we ensure we reap the promised business benefits? We can’t give you a magic wand that ensures instant results. But we can share with you these three vital activities practised by JIPM award winning companies, such as Coca-Cola… Read more »

Is Condition Based Monitoring still relevant in a connected factory?

The connected factory drums up images of fully automated, high tech, integrated plant with barely a human in sight. That doesn’t quite chime with scenes of people walking round plants and plugging hand held devices into various pieces of equipment. So, what is the future of CBM (Condition Based Monitoring or Maintenance) in our digital… Read more »

How Total Productive Maintenance makes your business successful

If you want your company to succeed over the long term you must; operate safely, make a profit and achieve customer satisfaction. For companies like Tetra Pak, Milliken, Arcelor Mittal, Unilever and Volvo, TPM has become their corporate approach to sustainable continuous improvement. This blog briefly describes how TPM achieves those goals and what makes… Read more »

ISO/TS 16949:2009 is changing – 7 things you need to know

One of the most widely used global quality management standards in the automotive sector has been rewritten. So if you’re one of the 65,000 ISO/TS 16949:2009 certificate holders or 2,000 qualified auditors, here is what you need to know up front. What has changed? 1. The standard has a new name – IATF 16949:2016. This… Read more »

Autonomous Maintenance or Planned Maintenance – who takes the lead?

Both the Autonomous Maintenance and Planned Maintenance pillars of Total Productive Maintenance are used to improve production efficiency. The pillars are both centred on improving or upskilling the people so that they can improve the equipment. What you will discover when you start to deploy these pillars is that they both rely heavily on the same few… Read more »

Takt time: What is it and why do we use it?

Takt is a German word meaning beat or rate. We can see this in action; in the annual Oxford and Cambridge boat race or the Olympic rowing Eights. The cox calls the stroke, or beat, which co-ordinates the power and the rhythm of the rowers. To win you need to get the rhythm or pace… Read more »