Organizations interested in lean maintenance can listen to a free audio introduction, “The Introduction to Lean Maintenance”, by Joel Levitt, available online for free at www.maintrainer.com/Lean-Maintenance-Toolbox-audio.asp.

 

They can also order a free copy of the audio CD Introduction to Lean Maintenance (paying only shipping and handling charges) at www.maintrainer.com/shopCategory.aspx?categoryRefId=295.

 

Organizations can expect payback of less than six months from lean projects. And, lean projects are fun for the workers and easy for management. Lean maintenance uses similar methods as Lean manufacturing to optimize maintenance efforts at industrial, mining, refining and institutional work sites.

 

The lean maintenance toolbox is a complete training system and provides a recipe for successful lean projects consisting of a series of audio CD-based classes with narrated PowerPoint slides, templates, forms, procedures and checklists to start your lean maintenance effort. Uniquely, each toolbox includes one free phone consultation with international author, consultant and trainer Joel Levitt.

 

The toolbox mission is to help organizations identify the easiest waste to eliminate and get started eliminating it right now. Typical organizations have reduced chemical usage and utility bills, increased equipment life, slashed disposal costs and sharpened the level of motivation among their own workers all while lowering costs and staying profitable as their competitors drown in red ink.

 

Levitt’s book, “Lean Maintenance” (Industrial Press 2008), first adopted these techniques, filling a void of information. Levitt’s company, Springfield Resources, now offers the comprehensive lean maintenance toolbox to continue fulfilling this need.

 

Many of the lean maintenance initiatives were developed by workers trained in Levitt’s workshops offered in classrooms around the world. These lean projects are often small and simple, featuring high rates of success, minimal investment, rapid results and terrific returns on investments. Organizations following this approach have attacked waste, improved crew flexibility, cut costs, motivated workers and improved organizational health.

 

Tough times put the Darwinian law of survival of the fittest into play. The fittest companies are the ones with the most advantageous cost structure and the most flexible and creative approach to the market. One often overlooked area for improvement is the equipment, fleet and building maintenance effort. Lean maintenance is an effective way to capture that.

 

Springfield Resources offers the complete toolbox for $499, a 50 percent discount off the cost of the individual items. For more information, go to www.Maintrainer.com or call toll free 800-242-5656.