Contractors are an essential part of any plant’s operating strategy. In this session we’ll review a “best practice” model for the effective use of contractors, including a set of contractor selection criteria. Contractors are likely most effective:
For low frequency, high consequence specialized efforts, e.g., large turbine rotor balancing, infrared thermography
For high frequency, low consequence, low skill efforts, e.g., custodial work.
For significant short-term projects, or during a peak demand period, when the existing workforce is inadequate.
For turnarounds and major outages.
Maintenance is often a “core competency”, something often not fully recognized by executives. You take a substantial risk in replacing your maintenance organization with a set of cheaper “warm bodies” and expecting significantly better performance. We will review a case study illustrating this.
Contractors must “deliver and effect”, not just provide workers.
About the Author
Ron MooreContributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT
Author of 1) Making Common Sense Common Practice; 2) What Tool? When? A Management Guide; 3) Where Do We Start Our Improvement Program?; 4) Business Fables & Foibles; 5) A Common Sense Approach to Defect Elimination; 6) Our Transplant Journey; and 70+ papers
Authority on strategies and practices for operational excellence
Clients in North & South America, Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa,
Managing Partner of The RM Group, Inc. for 27 years
Prior to consulting – President of Computational Systems, Inc. (CSI)