Industrial Process Optimization

Amentum Industrial Process Optimization

Increase Productivity and Employee Satisfaction, Lower Costs, and Decrease Delivery Times With our Industrial Process Improvement Services.

Amentum uses continuous process improvement to drive efficiencies in service delivery. A laser-focus on uptime allows us to increase operational output, as well as quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness. We also employ state-of-the-art technology to ensure reliable operations.

 
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Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Life Cycle Management

Amentum’s customers rely on MRO services to control cost and improve efficiencies through day to day buys, extending the lifespan of their assets while warranting the best cost-efficiency, quality, and safety. Our technicians will strategically look at the Maintenance, Repair and Operation (MRO) supply that support operations including critical spare parts for mission critical manufacturing equipment and tooling.. Our services include:

  • Leverage CMMS Inventory Module to develop an overall parts program inventory, storage and control of tools and materials
  • Create efficiencies in the re-ordering process
  • Prioritize stocking of parts for critical assets
  • Improve visibility of available parts and reduce time in manual search
  • Implement barcoding capabilities to ease search of parts
  • Create a centralized approach and avoid duplication in the acquisition process
  • Provide constant oversight through continuous review of criticality
  • Record inspection findings and document the entire maintenance history on each product unit that comes in for service, repair, or overhaul.
  • Clean, lubricate, and fine-tune parts.
  • Ensure production lines and service operations receive new engineering changes.
  • Handle quotations
  • Track costs and invoicing
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Project Commissioning

Amentum employs project commissioning to maximize building functionality and energy efficiency. Our engineers are working around the clock to meet deadlines and deliver high-quality services. Their mission entails:

  • Developing, conducting, and documenting Commissioning tests.
  • Making independent decisions regarding commissioning problems and methods using advanced testing techniques.
  • Reviewing engineering documents for consistency with testing requirements.
  • Tracking completion of test documentation
  • Initiating, evaluating, and resolving condition reports
  • Collecting, evaluating, and applying lessons learned
  • Developing procedures to implement conduct of testing and programmatic.
  • Reviewing designs for testability and  develop inspection processes.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

At Amentum, we utilize robotic process automation (RPA) to handle repetitive business processes. Our software robots can perform tasks, parse, and receive error-free responses 24/7, combining cost-efficiency with compliance.

Here’s what our methodology includes:

  • Boost performance by managing, monitoring, and deploying bots from a single, central location.
  • Streamline handling with human-in-the-loop machine learning that can quickly take care of exceptions and ad-hoc activities.
  • Speed up adoption of RPA with a secure cloud-native RPA platform.
  • Equip developers with the necessary tools to create as many smart bots as they need to handle complex tasks.
  • Access RPA templates to install bots fast when you need them.
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Cost-Reduction Action Plan and Process Improvement

As a premier maintenance service provider, Amentum is committed to provide services that focus on continuous improvement and cost savings. Our cost reduction strategies and process improvement are designed to increase operations efficiency and productivity. Amentum’s specialists are strategically reallocating resources and finding the best supply chain solutions, so our clients can make the most of their assets. Our team is can assist you with:

  • Leading and providing technical expertise for planning, managing, and implementation business unit continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Assessing all components that contribute to the Total Cost of Ownership.
  • A cost reduction audit to uncover opportunities for cost reduction.
  • Identification of direct cost savings
  • Proactive avoidance of maintenance downtime
  • Stakeholder mentoring in the use and support of continuous improvement methodologies as applicable.
  • Data manipulation and analysis (graphical and statistical).
  • Building and implementing a sustainable control plan.
  • Using end-to-end mapping and analysis to identify opportunities for improvement that positively impact up-stream and down-stream business partners.

Process Improvement & MRO Results

  • Operating and maintaining over 50M ft2 of critical space
  • Achieving 99% of critical asset uptime by leveraging Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) principles
  • Validating cost savings of more than $100 million for our clients by maximizing self-performance activities, improving asset performance, streamlining work processes and improved technical efficiencies as well as predictive technology deployment and supply chain management
  • Successful maintenance of more than 65,000 pieces of equipment, including over 4,800+ critical assets globally
  • Successful implementation of a predictive maintenance program at one manufacturing client site. Over a three-year period, we completed the data collection and analysis for 77+ reports that contained over 805 actionable findings, creating a total of more than $848,000 in client cost savings

Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Amentum believes that effective management is rooted in prevention. Our root cause analysis (RCA) process is designed to isolate, identify, and permanently remove the “root causes” of problems or events. Here’s what our methodology includes:

  • Schedule recurring Reliability Review meetings to determine top failures and most critical issues
  • Review of internal metrics and RCA triggers data analytics to focus on top issues
  • Provide access to a bench of reliability-focused engineers and technical specialists
  • Train our teams on process, documentation, and reporting
  • Provide trained technicians to offer feedback on service and planned work
  • Develop continuous improvement job plans, standard operating procedures and repair procedures.
  • Report capabilities through metrics, visualizations, and briefing materials including Power BI Dashboards, and the “Reliability Dashboard”
  • Identify critical asset failure; asset downtime exceeding a number of hours; and a number of repair work orders for a given asset over a period of time.
  • Implement Six Sigma – LEAN methodologies
  • Provide cost savings and avoidance calculations and documentation of the project results
  • Gather data through internal audits
  • Conduct studies and analysis to provide evaluations of programs from cost and schedule, to contracts, execution, and performance bases.
  • Identify potential areas of emerging program and portfolio risk using analytics products.
  • Review and coordinate statutory and regulatory programmatic documentation.
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Continuous Improvement and Cost Savings

As a premier maintenance service provider, Amentum is committed to providing services that focus on continuous improvement and cost savings. Our cost reduction and process improvement strategies are designed to increase operations efficiency and productivity. Amentum’s specialists are strategically reallocating resources and finding the best supply chain solutions, so our clients can make the most of their assets. Our team can assist you with:

  • Leading and providing technical expertise for planning, managing, and implementation business unit continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Assessing all components that contribute to the Total Cost of Ownership.
  • A cost reduction audit to uncover opportunities for cost reduction.
  • Identification of direct cost savings
  • Proactive avoidance of maintenance downtime
  • Stakeholder mentoring in the use and support of continuous improvement methodologies as applicable.
  • Data manipulation and analysis (graphical and statistical).
  • Building and implementing a sustainable control plan.
  • Using end-to-end mapping and analysis to identify opportunities for improvement that positively impact up-stream and down-stream business partners.

Performance Improvement Plans (PIP)

Amentum constantly empower our  employees to achieve our customer’s goals and mission with strategic PIPs. These are only a handful of strategies our experts apply to improve the overall performance enhancement, which will ultimately translate to a better facility:

  • Enhancing teams, functions, and departments related to performance improvement initiatives.
  • Assisting leaders in performance improvement and transformation project portfolios with guidance on training and coaching. Amentum invests routinely in technical training, education development programs, and inter-personal development.
  • Accomplish business objectives utilizing performance improvement and transformation methodology, as well as SMART goals (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound) that are prominent and routinely measured.
  • Ensuring that the customer is engaged in joint-goal development for the services and team. Transparent reporting on training, performance, and joint governance ensures partnership and collaboration between Ament and our customers, while empowering our team.
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