IBM and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre have developed a remote operated inspection system that could reduce response times, improve audits and create interactive training for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations.
Maintenance & Productivity
Finding 40% volume increase with no significant capex investment is a huge ask for any company, even for the proverbial godfather of lean. Toyota Deeside explains how it did it.
Engine-maker Rolls-Royce has opened its first service delivery centre to support military engines at the RAF's Norfolk base after slashing maintenance costs and increasing the number of aircraft available for combat.
Siemens MR Magnet Technology has identified savings of more than £35,000 in 2012 through staff training in Business Improvement Techniques as part of a lean programme.
A national research centre for through-life engineering services has launched five research projects, recruited five Research Fellows and six PhD students and funded 12 feasibility projects in its first year.