Lubrication Management Program

Initial Purchase Savings (Example)

  • Cost Savings Year One - 2 to 22% below current major oil posted costs
  • Cost Savings Year Two - 3 to 23% below current major oil posted costs
  • Cost Savings Year Three - 4 to 24% below current major oil posted costs

Lubrication Management Program Outline

1. Review machines and drawings.

  • Identification of machine, station and location

2. Analyze oil requirements for each machine.

  • Type of Oil
  • Quantity
  • Fill point locations
  • Type of fill point

3. Develop lube plans for each machine.

  • Frequency check of fill needed
  • Leak repair plan and follow-up

4. Install color symbols/bar codes at each oil point.

5. Install oil diagrams on each machine.

  • Laminated copy for each machine
  • Library copy for plant office reference

6. Train personnel on bar code system

  • Wanding of bar codes and quantity input
  • Problem message seen oil point

7. Develop software/hardware for oil usage reports

  • Current bar coding program is compatible with EXCEL
  • Reporting format can be specialized to your needs

8. Develop containers/storage requirements by part line.

  • Quantity of lube carts/bins will be analyzed/recommended
  • Layout location of carts/bins will be analyzed/recommended

Lubrication Management Program

The following services are provided at NO CHARGE as part of a Lubrication Management Program:

I. Consolidation of Inventory

A. Reduction of Total Inventory 

  • Disposal of obsolete products
  • Utilization of current inventory products

B. Continued Use of Unalike Sources

  • Continued supply of other approved sources
  • Implementation of quality assurance program

C. Single Source Responsibility

  • One source, one contact

II. Consumption Reduction (projected savings of 30%) 

A. Identification of All Lubrication Points

B. Verification of Proper Lubricant

  • Type of oil
  • Quantity
  • Fill point location
  • type of fill point

C. Installation of Bar Codes and Equipment

D. Develop Machine Diagrams

E. Enhance Current Tracking System

  • Norand system
  • Data collection
  • Training

F. Establish Database

  • Report functions
  • Report contacts

G. Interface with PM Groups to Address Consumption 

III. On-Site Metalworking Lubricants Technicians

A. Technical Assistance/Troubleshooting

B. Training of Personnel

C. Inventory Control

D. SPC Tracking 

E. Tracking Lubricants Usages

IV. Increased Productivity and Machine Up-Time

A. Optimizing Fluids Performance

B. Regular Analysis of Critical Area Fluids

C. Failure Avoidance and Corrective Action Plans

D. Train Personnel (via SGA) to the importance of Controlling Lubricatiion Levels and Applications.

V. ISO Cleanliness (Premium Fluids) 

A. Provide 16/14 Minimum Standards for Servo Grade Fluids

B. Provide Periodic System Analysis for Particulate Content

VI. Additional Benefits 

A. Superior Service

B. Containers (Bins and Support Equipment)

C. Comprehensive Training

D. Enhanced Communications