Early Equipment Management

Early Equipment Management

The process of influencing OEM design to ensure Design for Maintenance and Design for Production.

Purpose of Early Equipment Management

To influence the development of future assets to improve performance using local, practical knowledge gained by maintenance and operations


Benefits of Early Equipment Management

  • Simplification of maintenance activities
  • Assets designed for maintenance and operation
  • Reduced Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) and Planned Maintenance time
  • Experience and Learning is captured through the Continuous Improvement process.
  • Equipment Standards are clear to ensure that new equipment procurement does not allow old problems to re-appear on new equipment and processes.
  • Installation and commissioning is a critical part of the TPM process to validate new equipment and process ensuring that Standards are met and operational parameters can be achieved. 
  • Reduced lead time from design to installation
  • Reduced operating cost through the life of asset


These Operational Excellence pages talk about fundamental lean principles and associated tools. Understanding how to apply these principles and tools to the individual circumstance of discrete organisations is where expertise and experience is paramount. The GENEO team has many decades of experience in doing exactly this.

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