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Problem Solving

PCS-SOS: Powerful Problem Solving

Significant outages cause significant losses. Understanding the root cause of these significant outages is vital if we are to prevent them happening again.

Lauras International recommends PCS-SOS – a 2 in 1 tool designed to give an initial maintenance report into breakdowns and secondly to drive down to the root cause of the problem.

A real time investigation rather than a post-mortem, the investigation is started as soon as possible after the immediate impact of the outage has been dealt with and involves operators and engineers to give an unbiased view.

The PCS-SOS system is designed to identify weaknesses within management and maintenance systems that lead to the unplanned failure and put actions in place to ensure they cannot happen again to achieve the “100 year fix”.

Analysis of the investigations can identify trends and patterns that in turn can help to shape the creation of a Planned Preventative Maintenance program.

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Testimonials

Over the past three months I have been concentrating mainly on changeover reduction, waste reduction and increased throughput. There has also been a challenge to behavioural patterns. All of these efforts have been using the knowledge that you gave me and I am delighted to say that all have been successful, culminating in increased throughput, less waste and an increase in OEE from an average of 78% to around 90%. There has also been a marked improvement with people issues.

Alwin Waterhouse, Improvement Manager, British Bakeries

This is the best I’ve seen this line run…I never thought we’d be able to get it up to this speed.

Operator – Bakery