Assessing the Operations, Maintenance Relationship

Alcoa Warrick Primary Metals Discusses the Importance of REX Sponsorship and Plant REX Partnerships

By Royce Haws and Ed Kuhn, Alcoa Warrick Primary Metals

In 2003, producer of primary aluminum and fabricated aluminum Alcoa Warrick Primary Metals learned its Alcoa Smelting System produced the second highest maintenance costs. While Alcoa was good at emergency breakdown response, asset reliability received little attention and equipment instability suffered because of this. A partnership was formed that same year with efforts commited to a reliability excellence (REX) transformation. Ten years later, maitenance costs dropped 29% and OEE performance improvement gains are now worth $9.5 million annually. In this article from sister publication Plant Services, Royce Haws and Ed Kuhn, CMRP, Alcoa Warrick Primary Metals, discuss the importance of REX sponsorship and plant REX partnerships, and the essential relationship between operations and maintenance.

Read the full article on Plant Services.

Show Comments
Hide Comments

Join the discussion

We welcome your thoughtful comments.
All comments will display your user name.

Want to participate in the discussion?

Register for free

Log in for complete access.

Comments

No one has commented on this page yet.

RSS feed for comments on this page | RSS feed for all comments