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An Opportunity to attend an Industry-Led Seminar Exploring the Importance of Operator Asset Care

MCP November e newsletterSupported by some of the Country's leading companies, this one day seminar will explore the background to OAC and the real life experience of senior production and manufacturing directors in its implementation.

Operator Asset Careis based on the principle that the people operating production equipment on a daily basis are the ones most capable of improving equipment reliability and performance.
OAC creates a culture where operators develop 'ownership' of their equipment and work with maintenance, engineering and management to ensure that equipment operates properly every day. The day will be conducted by MCP consultants in partnership with industry colleagues who have overseen and managed programmes within their own organisations.

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Venue: MCP Consulting & Training, Blythe Valley Business Park, Solihull, West Midlands

Date: Thursday February 7th 2013

Workshop Programme:

The day will be split up into presentations & workshop groups from companies such as Novartis, United Biscuits, Heineken and PZ Cussons. Work shop hi-lights include:

 Why is Operator Asset Care critical to success?
 Overcoming barrier using OAC & AMIS
 OAC within a TPM programme – Heineken.
 OAC as part of Global TPM programme
 Developing Advanced team members for OAC activities
 MCP's approach to OAC

Places are Limited to 35
Fee: £125.00 to include refreshments
Full joining instructions will be sent upon registration

To book your place contact: Sarah James +44 (0) 121 506 9034 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MCP Consulting and Training
(The brand name of MCP Management Consultants Ltd)
Blythe Valley Innovation Centre, Blythe Valley Park, Shirley, Solihull. B90 8AJ

Phone: 0121 506 9034 Fax: 0121 506 9033

MCP – one of the Institute of Asset Management's Endorsed Trainers

Background to OAC
OAC-breaking down the barriers between engineering and manufacturing
Traditionally operators operate and call engineering/maintenance when problems occur with their equipment. OAC, developed from Autonomous Maintenance (a pillar of TPM), is all about the machinery being the responsibility of everybody, and people working together.

Taking away the idea of production saying: "I just operate the machinery, you fix it." Engineering saying: "you only operate I fix". On both sides, as with all change, there is resistance to the solution of OAC.

OAC is an obvious solution because it is about being proactive, by sharing responsibility. The best people to look after and improve equipment are the people who operate and set them up on a daily basis, in conjunction with engineering. By using OAC preventative maintenance plans can be made and engineering will have more time to carry out more complex improvement programmes.

The reason it can fail is because operators have not been communicated with correctly about the personal benefits of OAC – motivation, engagement and empowerment – opportunity for people to develop their full potential.

Why would maintenance not like OAC ? – Engineering work devalued and completed by untrained personnel – the reality is that OAC will leave maintenance to focus on more complex engineering tasks.