Total Productive Maintenance Reduces Equipment Downtime and Lost Capacity
Leggett & Platt (L&P) Aerospace is recognized as the world leader of fabricated tube and pipe assemblies, precision machining, and gearing. L&P services their customers from a world-class facility located in Middletown, Connecticut, where they perform on-site bending, machining, welding, brazing, pressure testing, FPI, and X-Ray processes.
They are a highly-specialized manufacturer of complete turnkey solutions for the aerospace, power generation, ship and submarine building, and hi-tech industries to over 70 international and domestic customers.
Leggett & Platt was experiencing breakdowns in a specific line of CNC lathe equipment which was affecting throughput for a key customer who was also seeking more capacity from L&P. The leadership recognized the impact these breakdowns were having on their productivity and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
The company realized the need to improve lost capacity due to significant machine downtime. They not only wanted to increase reliability and productivity but also ensure their workforce understood the preventative maintenance tools required to recognize equipment failures in their early stages and drive operational improvements.
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is the next step in the Department of Defense (DoD) efforts to protect U.S. defense manufacturing supply chains from cyberthreats.
Manufacturers doing business directly or indirectly for the DoD, GSA, and NASA must meet Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) minimum cybersecurity standards or risk losing contacts.