Reducing aircraft downtime during maintenance visits thanks to Critical Chain Project Management

Context

 

The Embraer maintenance facility at Le Bourget airport is keen to drastically reduce the aircrafts downtime, particularly during Type C maintenance, and to perpetuate this performance.

Approach

  • Critical Chain implementation for dynamic scheduling of the mechanics' work throughout the maintenance visits.

  • Reduction of multitasking when launching work cards.

  • Implementation of aircrafts "pipelining".

  • Development of a Portfolio Fever Chart for the hangar.

Results obtained

  • Turn-Around-Times divided by 2 for all aircrafts. Example: Check C maintenance in 5 weeks instead of 10 weeks.

  • Increase in the mechanics productivity by more than 30%.

  • Improved visibility, reduced stress and better setting of priorities by the management.

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Marris Consulting is an industry consulting and training company specialized in the Theory of Constraints (ToC) and Critical Chain Project Management. We focus on improving the performance of manufacturing and process industries by using Constraints Management combined with Lean and Six Sigma. To boost project performance, we also use Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM), which we sometimes combine with Lean Engineering. Our 2-day performance audits, our performance consulting services and our project management, Lean & ToC training by our industry consultants offer a wide range of solutions to help our clients around the world reach the highest possible levels of performance.

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