The devil is in the details...
The Bluefield “Single Minute Maintenance Process” is adapted from the Single
Minute Exchange Die (SMED) process specifically for the mining and resources
industry. The process enables asset management groups to significantly reduce
their equipment downtime by applying a process from developing task procedures that minimise equipment downtime while maximising work quality and repeat-ability.
The process is called Single Minute Maintenance because the process involves
breaking a task down to detailed steps which can be measured in minutes. Each step is then analysed, where non value added time is identified, reduced or eliminated. SMM is suitable for both existing and conceptual.