Brains & Solutions Consulting Group

Industrial maintenance

Optimize the performance of your industrial facilities sustainably, while streamlining your operating costs and relying on an integrated and comprehensive maintenance process

(Re)integrate the maintenance at the heart of your industrial process

Build your maintenance strategy around a robust and mature integrated process

In the industry, the maintenance function faces two major challenges:

  • Technical challenge: Maintenance plays an essential and decisive role in productivity and must demonstrate on a daily basis that it is in control of the smooth running of production equipment
  • Economic challenge: Generally perceived as a cost center, maintenance must constantly streamline its efforts and investments with the aim of delivering performance and necessary services at lower costs

BSC supports you in addressing these challenges by helping you develop a long-term maintenance strategy that combines the demands of continuous operational efficiency with economic and organizational constraints.

We provide you with:

  • Key insights for setting up or maturing an efficient maintenance service
  • Technical tools for optimizing the reliability of your equipment
  • Support for optimizing your maintenance strategy
  • Guidance for (re)designing your maintenance processes
Ingénieurs révisant le plan et la stratégie de maintenance de l'usine

Do you know on which axes your maintenance could gain efficiency? We'll carry out a complete maintenance diagnosis for you!

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A mature and efficient maintenance function

Assess your practices and maturity and optimize the efficiency of your maintenance

While maintenance services often gather the technical skills and expertise necessary to keep installations operational, their maturity in terms of best practices and continuous improvement techniques in maintenance engineering isn’t always guaranteed. As mentioned above, in addition to technical challenges, the maintenance function in the industry faces financial demands requiring mastery of budgets and resource commitment..

This mastery constitutes a definite lever for optimizing the overall performance of the company, with the underlying goal of achieving efficiency at lower costs. It involves implementing best practices, continuous improvement routines, and a process that allows for the consolidation of practices, providing a framework and a common working direction for all stakeholders. The service will be all the more mature as it is capable of consistently demonstrating the application of these principles.

In this context, BSC accompanies you in identifying areas for improvement towards greater maturity. Our assessment will enable you to precisely position your practices relative to best in class companies and WCM (World Class Manufacturing/Maintenance) standards.

Thus, you will be able to:

Maintenance maturity levels

Is your maintenance function described by a dedicated process that defines interfaces (internal and external), roles and responsibilities, standards, and tools?

A well-organized structure with clearly defined rules and processes helps eliminate errors, enhances information exchange reliability, and strengthens service performance.

A diagnostic of your maintenance function will enable you to precisely identify and consolidate your strengths. Most importantly, it will highlight areas for improvement and efficiency enhancement in your maintenance operations.

How do you ensure the proper execution of your preventive maintenance plan?

How is your preventive maintenance plan structured?

Is your preventive maintenance effective? How do optimize it?

Our diagnosis will help you optimize your preventive maintenance.

Do you know the reliability of your equipment?

What are your indicators and tool for controlling reliability?

The reliability diagnosis will help you to build a customized and reliability process and strategy.

Do you really know your spare parts?

How do you define and identify critical spare parts?

How do you manage and optimize your spare parts inventory?

We will help you address these questions and many others that will enable you to implement a rational spare parts management strategy.

Does maintenance participate in your acquisition projects (new site, new machine, new production line, etc.)?

What is your strategy for acquiring materials, equipment, and maintenance services (outsourcing)?

Do you have an operational planning process that allows you to control your CapEx and OpEx?

We will accurately assess your practices in these areas and enable you to implement a robust acquisition process for optimizing CapEx and OpEx.

How are your operational teams organized?

How do you manage skills within your teams?

Have you identified all critical and essential competencies necessary within your organization?

Let's discuss your maintenance challenges And we will provide you with strategic solutions to meet the challenges and requirements.

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Maintenance strategy

Embed your daily activities within a long-term approach, aligned with your company’s objectives

It is not uncommon to encounter industrialists who believe that a dedicated maintenance strategy is unnecessary because preventive and corrective maintenance activities are already performed, with allocated resources. In these cases, it is generally considered that the primary role of the maintenance manager is to ensure the quick restoration of any faulty equipment, as well as the planning and scheduling of work.

However, defining an appropriate maintenance strategy is crucial for the company. Beyond guiding practices, efforts, and resources towards achieving the company’s immediate goals, it serves as a lever for long-term performance through the comprehensive management of industrial assets/resources. This means incorporating maintenance activities into a global roadmap that considers immediate needs, constraints, and objectives, as well as the overall lifespan of the equipment with its associated requirements and constraints.

An effective and robust strategy in four steps

Brains & Solutions Consulting will help you build a global strategy in 4 major steps

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Assets reliability

Achieve targeted optimization of your maintenance through equipment reliability improvement

A less global approach to improving the existing maintenance system involves carrying out targeted reliability enhancement projects based on specific needs and objectives.

Although this type of exercise represents only a specific and limited aspect of maintenance optimization, it is worth noting that it has a direct operational impact, with immediate, visible, and measurable benefits. However, this is contingent upon the relevant selection of equipment for analysis and the appropriate use and mastery of tools and methods.

Our experts will guide you through the entire reliability improvement process, from identifying equipment or production lines to implementing concrete solutions, including the selection of suitable methods and tools.

The comprehensive reliability improvement approach will thus consist of four main steps: selecting candidate equipment, defining workgroups, selecting the right reliability tools, and implementing solutions.

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Maintenance process

Straighten the reliability of your maintenance system as well as your information exchanges and perpetuate your bests practices 

Like all other activities within a company, maintenance is part of a process that interacts with other functions and services to deliver a service, information, or product.

In addition to being a requirement for ISO9001 certification, describing the maintenance function as a process offers numerous advantages, including saving time in information, material, and service exchanges, mastering the service and organization, ensuring the reliability of information and exchanges, eliminating errors, and thus mastering and minimizing systemic costs induced by insufficient organization.

These advantages are made possible, among others, by:

  • Precise and clear identification of requirements and needs for the proper functioning of maintenance.
  • Clear identification of maintenance deliverables (services, information, materials, etc.).
  • Clear identification of all stakeholders surrounding the maintenance function (internal and external suppliers, internal and external customers, supports, etc.).
  • Clear description of information, material, service flows, etc.
  • Description of roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and components/actors of the maintenance function.
  • Description of maintenance activities through standards, models, and procedures.
  • Definition of key performance indicators, allowing for an objective measurement of effectiveness.

BCS supports you in establishing a maintenance process essential for continuous improvement and consolidation of best practices, following ISO9001 requirements.

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