The maintenance excellence audit is used to help a plant understand where they stand on their practices. The audit has 25 areas the plant will be rated on. Each area is rated on a 0-10 scale. Each area has 5-8 questions to gain an understanding of the plants knowledge and practices. Many plants and processes are practicing parts of some of these programs, but lack of training and understanding of this process keeps them from moving to the highest level of excellence.
The score in each area of the audit will help guide your plant in the training and procedures that are needed to start your own process. The audit covers everything from management and leadership all the way down to how they handle reactive maintenance.
This audit is a learning experience to help a plant understand what it takes to move from 80% reactive maintenance tasks to 90% proactive maintenance tasks. Using and implementing these 25 steps will do some of the following:
Learn preventive maintenance strategies
Learn predictive technologies
Understand proactive methods to extend equipment life
Reduce spare parts by 30-50%
Reduce downtime by 30-50%
Improve quality by reducing quality issues by 20-30%