CONSUMER GOODS INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

New M&R controls, scheduled maintenance and planning equip potato processor to slice maintenance spend and downtime

December 13, 2016

Global Potato Processor Based in Idaho, our client supplies French fries, hash browns and other formed-potato products to global fast-food companies, restaurants, distributors and retail customers. Its highly automated plants operate 24/7 nonstop, except for a day of scheduled equipment sanitation every three weeks. Maximum equipment uptime and utilization are imperative. The client engaged The Powers Company to help it reduce maintenance expenditures; handle and control parts purchasing and inventory; schedule/ optimize maintenance resources; and reduce equipment downtime, particularly the…

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