Lubrication Institute provides many different types of courses for personnel, the following is a general outline of what we would present in our introductory benchmarking course.
Lubrication schedules matching actual plant and equipment requirements optimize production, minimize downtime, and reduce lubricant and operations costs, achieved through benchmarking your lubrication program.
OVERVIEW OF LUBRICATION BENCHMARKING
What is it? What is involved?, Purpose, Outline to consider, Example of a Planned Lubrication Program, Current Situations, Personnel, Education, Skills to achieve � Class recommendation, Survey, Purchasing, Storage, Dispensing, Lubricant Analysis, 5 Rights � Quick review
What is involved in lubrication benchmarking?
Practices, Procedures, Methods, Equipment and Record keeping.
Purpose for benchmarking:
To increase the knowledge from comparison with other companies because knowledge is force. Also to acquire ideas for improvement and build structure for continues improvement.
The Process for benchmarking:
Similar operations, best practices, comparisons and incorporating best practices equals superior performance. What is involved in benchmarking a lubrication program and what can be expected?
General outline to consider:
Selection of areas for improvement, identify current practices, decide on quality and cost objectives, review safety and environmental hazards, methods to measure savings from improvements, inquire as to the best practices for successful lubrication program, benchmark with other companies or outside advisors, and evaluate the benchmarking results in certain time frames - such as quarterly, employee involvement, reasonable and achievable performance targets, choice of the best performance reporting systems, decide on improvements in your lubrication program to be made, some estimates as to the time, costs and benefits to be achieved, decide on who will be involved and responsible, submit plan of action to top management for their review and approval, get started and move forward.
Example 1 � Planned Lubrication Program:
Example 2 � Planned Lubrication Program:
Other examples that we cover in this course include the following:
Low esteem by corporate management assuming proper selections and optimum use of lubricants is simple and insignificant, which leads to: No reliable documentation for
EDUCATION � TRAINING � KNOWLEDGE
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|Group interaction learning with certification68.3% comprehension|
Internet training with interaction ad testing
Individual CD training
"Spray and Pray"
Who are the employees involved in the lubrication program? How do you choose who is going to be a lubricant technician? Appoint ONE person to be responsible � it is an absolute fact that there can only be one leader. Communicate. Maturity. Physical ability. Decision-making � judgment, Reliable.
PLANT LUBRICATION SURVEY
Weather � Temperature � Contamination, Central location, Easy access, adequate separation � avoid drum mixing, Handle drums with care, Avoid outside storage, Guard against contamination (Indoor, Fireproof, Dust, Water, By-products of production, Caps on dispensing cans, Keep dispensing equipment, carts, truck clean and in repair, Bulk � storage � avoids contamination.
Carts � large enough to prevent numerous return trips for refills (Push, Motorized), Grease Guns, Barrel Pumps, Oil Cans (Not galvanized), Filters, Metering.
5 RIGHTS LUBRICATION PROGRAM
Right Amount, Right Quality, Right Type, Right Place, Right Time.
John H. Marino is President and founder of Lubrication Institute, LLC. He has had 43 plus years experience in the lubricant business and has seen the incredible impact lubrication can have on a company's profit margin. His international firm specializes in lubricants and lubrication training, cost control, troubleshooting, usage & storage of greases and oils, plus offers guidance to individual lubricant needs, such as formulation, manufacturing, equipment design, testing and specialized certification courses, and serves as Expert Witness. He has formulated over 250,000 different types of lubricants.
Marino's knowledge of lubricants dates back to his position as Research Chemist, Plant Manager, Vice President of Research and Development, and President at Southwest Grease and Oil of Kansas City, which was the world's largest independent manufacturer of lubricants. Marino's reputation as an expert on lubricants is known throughout the industry. He is frequently a speaker at corporate and technical meetings and has written numerous articles. His educational lubricant courses have been widely received by many Fortune 500 companies. Lubrication Institute is unique and successful because they have no affiliation with any supplier or manufacturer, which enables them to present a completely unbiased view as an educator and an expert witness.
See his Profile on Experts.com.
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