While consulting in process management the consultant

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While consulting in process management, the consultant must examine the areas such as demand forecasting and production planning, supply chain and material management, maintenance, cleaner production and energy saving, and quality management. The consultant also needs to focus on inventory management and utilization of materials, and flow of work, logistics, and layout (Kubr, 2002). Maintenance As interruption of production due to equipment failure is very expensive, it is crucial to make production staffs more maintenance conscious. with the application of network planning
ESSAY ON MANAGEMENT CONSULTING 12 techniques, the consultant can support the client to obtain considerable saving by proposing scheduling for such operations (Kubr, 2002). Maintenance of pulp and paper industry The consultant can assist clients by formulating a regular preventive maintenance schedule and guiding how it is to be performed. A daily inspection schedule of all the equipment should be executed. The field process staffs should be made responsible for submitting a daily inspection report and should be documented for any abnormal observation for future reference. The consultant should insist on implementing a regular lubrication and greasing schedule of all the rotating parts to avoid premature failure. The mechanical maintenance team should be held responsible for the equipment lubrication because they are aware of the different class of greasing and choose the proper lubrication. Furthermore, after carrying out the lubrication schedule, adequate documentation should be made for future references. Mechanical maintenance division may appoint unskilled staffs to carry out lubrication schedule to utilize the human resources efficiently. Outsourcing maintenance operations to third party Another alternative to maintenance solutions could be outsourcing the maintenance operations to a professional and skilled company. However, while selecting a partner, the decisive factor should be the capability of developing the operation of the factory. Another crucial criterion should be the broad experience in the pulp and paper industrial sector. Thirdly, during the shift of maintenance responsibility, the experience is also required in implementing the change.
ESSAY ON MANAGEMENT CONSULTING 13 In the process industry, there are several outcomes of partnering maintenance operations with an experienced company. Firstly, the number of accidents to maintenance personnel could be reduced drastically. Secondly, the total maintenance cost to the organization could be reduced by approximately 10% per year. Furthermore, the production and speed of all the paper machine line could be improved by 5-10% per year (ABB, 2015). Outsourcing enables companies to concentrate on improving core competencies in the business than maintenance and reliability functions. The partnership also allows producers to enhance the cost-effectiveness and competitiveness with the execution of a long-term solution by performing world-class maintenance activities (ABB, 2015).

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