and big improvements in availability

Imagine your workshop running like clockwork

Imagine the weekly planning meeting is about to start, everyone has completed their plans and there is enough time to look at the schedule for the week and find any issues. There aren’t any… Each team’s plan is resource balanced and prioritised, there seems to be no reason why this plan shouldn’t work.

Four years ago a major international mining corporation was struggling to manage work and people on one of their sites. They decided to dump their clumsy work and maintenance scheduling spreadsheets and design something that would drag them into the 21st century and sustainably double their production….
If you use a traditional maintenance management system you may or may not have asked yourself these questions.
1. How do we ensure that production, maintenance, safety and project teams are working together (not against each other) to deliver planned work?
2. Can we get production teams to make equipment available for maintenance when they need it?
3. How do we ensure our crews have a full day of the highest priority work? Contingency work?
4. How much time is wasted manually scheduling and rescheduling work with old fashioned tools? What would you do with this time if you could use it for something else?
If your answers to the questions above involved spreadsheets, whiteboards or folders on a wall then the video on the right, in an entertaining way, describes your problem perfectly.
You’re not alone… almost everyone we talk to tells us that their maintenance system doesn’t help supervisors with the critical task of leading their teams to get the work done each shift. If you’re lucky enough to have a scheduling system then I’d be very surprised if it included any production, safety or project tasks.
So, what would a better work management / scheduling tool look like and how would it help?
1. Firstly it would get rid of all the unwieldy spreadsheet, whiteboard and other manual tools you currently use whilst maintaining the benefits and behaviours of a lean / visual management system.
2. Secondly, it would connect to Maximo and other key operational systems.
3. Third it would be extremely easy (and quick) for planners to develop a shift by shift work plan for all processes on a site, whether maintenance, production, safety or project.
4. Each shift would contain the people, process and equipment necessary to meet relevant targets (or KPIs). Plans could easily be adapted for changing conditions so that they are up to date when the crew goes to work.
5. The workforce could be engaged in developing the plan (because they can see it in the workplace and let planners know in advance when they foresee a problem).
6. Supervisors (and crew) could visually complete work from the plan and everyone on site could see that the plan was getting done as it happened.
7. Management would automatically receive reports each day for use during daily meetings.

Imagine your team using a system like this, day in, day out. Looking back at the year, how much do you think you could have improved?





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One Plan so Everyone is on the Same Page

One Plan so Everyone is on the Same Page

Fewzion is purpose built to bring all sources of work together to make frontline planning and scheduling easy and get rid of spreadsheets.

Our online planning board makes it easy to connect the work you need to do with the people and equipment necessary to hit your targets. Plans and actuals stay synchronized instantly across all screens on your site so everyone is on the same page.

Plans like this save people time, increase accountability and reduce risk so your team can spend their time delivering better results for a lower cost.

Win the War on Waste

Win the War on Waste

Fewzion helps you plan work from multiple systems across multiple processes for a whole site. We bring all the tasks, targets, people and equipment together into a resource balanced plan for everyone on site so you can confidently say "we're all on the same page".

Clients conservatively estimate that resource balancing with Fewzion will reduce their labour costs by over $120,000 per month.

Supervisors need a good plan wherever they are, every shift.

Supervisors need a good plan wherever they are, every shift.

There's no point planning if you don't give the plan to your frontline supervisors. Fewzion makes this easy and helps supervisors track their performance throughout each shift from the field.
Fewzion can be used across a wide range of mobile devices so that you can take a photo, draw on it and schedule a task from anywhere for everyone to see at a moment's notice.

Make handovers and shift logs visible

Make handovers and shift logs visible

So much information is wasted in notes written on paper or whiteboards and typed into excel or word. Fewzion makes shift handovers and the results of hard work visible on big touch screens that capture the end of shift report from supervisors (against the plan) so that this data can be used to understand and respond to change in smart ways.

Simple reports in your inbox every morning

Simple reports in your inbox every morning

We gather up all your plans and the actuals data entered by supervisors at the end of shift and send you simple plan, actual, variance reports for your morning and weekly meetings.
This saves managers and superintendents precious time and gives them back time to find out causes and develop action plans to remove variances in the future.

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