North America

Red Room - Session 3

1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Implementing a Global Equipment Reliability Program

Over the years, we at Eli Lilly and Company have implemented various one-off maintenance and reliability programs at individual sites to improve our manufacturing equipment reliability. However, these programs were mostly people-dependent. When the program champion left, the program would often decay or even disappear. Recently, we have regrouped and developed a global equipment reliability program for all of our manufacturing sites. Three major components of this global program are a critical mass of reliability knowledge, reliability demonstration projects and a flexible, but structured, roll-out plan. The reliability knowledge includes our equipment reliability model, the bathtub curve, culture and metrics. This knowledge is encoded in our Equipment Reliability Book and in our reliability training classes to help ensure long-term exposure and organizational commitment.

Key Words: Equipment Reliability, Global Reliability Program, Reliability Training, Reliability Metrics, Reliability Knowledge and Philosophy

Ronald F. Reimer and Daniel C. Carroll

Eli Lilly and Company

Indianapolis, Indiana