Management of Change Process to Control Safety & environmental Risks, Improve Equipment Reliability and Reduce Maintenance Costs


Mr michel cote (Vice-President - Prosygma, Reliability and maintenance professional services)

This presentation is in the form of a case study. Back when he was working as a Six Sigma Black Belt for a major Canadian Mining & Metals company, Michel Cote had the opportunity to develop and implement a management of change process (MOC) in a zinc smelter. The plant management was desperately looking for ways to reduce maintenance costs, and Mr.Cote was given the mandate to develop and deploy the Management of Change (MOC) process, which is also known as a modification management process. With the help of a multidisciplinary team that was assembled specifically for this project, the objectives for maintenance cost reduction were met, but we found that the project also had major positive impacts on reliability and risk management.