ProSource has successfully managed equipment life cycles of nearly all wheeled-vehicles and tracked vehicles in the U.S. military arsenal. We have applied the skills developed managing military equipment to commercial equipment as well. Coupled with our continuous process improvement (CPI) techniques, we help prevent equipment failures through the application of total predictive/productive maintenance protocols that help us predict the potential failures. Next, we work with our customers to develop retentive maintenance and inspection schedules that maximize or “stretch” limited funds to ensure all equipment is properly utilized, work efficiently, and do not meet an untimely demise before the end of their useful life cycle.
We employ condition-based maintenance (CBM) techniques wherever possible and cost-effective to implement. We utilize the data derived from similar or the same operations and equipment used at other organizations or installations to help determine the appropriate baseline service levels and predict the mean-time between failures. CBM is a tangible and effective tool in our arsenal against wastes.
Additionally we apply Total Productive/Preventive Maintenance (TP/PM) through the use of Lean as a methodology to control wastes. With TP/PM we can initialize the Plan, Do, Check Act (PDCA) methodology to quality improvements and introduce the use of Six Sigma to reduce variation in process. Our customers often get excited about the application of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) as a form of process improvement to aid in equipment life cycle management because it culminates in the complete adaptation of Lean, Six Sigma, and TPM as a system to rally the labor force around; thus resulting in significant improvements in equipment life cycles.