How much Oil Change TIME and MONEY are YOU Pouring DOWN the DRAIN?
The 3,000-mile oil change drain interval has been ingrained in the American conscious for decades. Conventional motor oil companies aggressively push it, oil change centers remind their customers to return when another 3,000 miles have accumulated on the odometer and fathers teach their children to change their oil and filter according to a 3,000-mile schedule.
Most in the u.s. oil industry still clearly see "extended oil change drain intervals" as a pocketbook issue.
Consider the Following:
Marc Graham, president of Pennzoil-Quaker State-owned Jiffy Lube International, was quoted in a 2001 Lubricants World interview as saying, "At (PQS) we use a number internally that if we (shortened the drain interval) by 100 miles (for each car serviced), it would mean an additional $20 million in revenue for the company." He also explained that "if we could move our customers to get one more oil change per year, it's worth $294 million for the oil change alone and $441 million in revenue, when you include the ancillary products and services customers typically buy along with the oil change."
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The Best Kept U.S. Military Vehicle Maintenance SECRET for over 30 Years
The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) is the premiere world resource for the design, manufacturing, operation, and maintenance of automobiles, aircraft, space vehicles, off-highway equipment, trucks, buses, trains, marine craft, engines, and self-propelled vehicles.
You get better wear protection, lower engine temperatures, improved fuel efficiency and easier cold-weather starts. All of these benefits add up to reduced operating costs and longer engine life. And even more, you generate less waste oil, which helps preserve our environment and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
Wasted maintenance material, motion and time, drastically affect the bottom line profitability.
In Maintenance, LESS means MORE
LESS Effort means MORE Productivity
LESS Complicated means MORE Confidence
LESS Waste means MORE Profit / REDUCED Expenses
A Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) program can eliminate waste associated with outdated procedures, overstocked and redundant inventory, as well as wasted labor, time and transportation. Improve the efficiency of the system undergoing maintenance, and all other products or processes that interact with that system. Developing an effective RCM program will optimize the maintainability of the system allowing you to anticipate the times when the system is down for maintenance, and scheduling other activities or processes accordingly. By sharing information about fleet vehicle and industrial equipment maintenance pollution prevention (P2), businesses can become more competitive, business and government can realize cost savings, and environmental quality can be enhanced.
REDUCE Equipment Down or Out of Service Time
REDUCE Lubricant Inventory Requirements
ELIMINATE Premature Equipment Failures
REDUCE Energy and Fuel Consumption
REDUCE Hazardous Waste Lubricants
STREAMLINE Maintenance Protocols
REDUCE Waste Disposal Expenses
MAXIMIZE Equipment Service Life
REDUCE Man Hour Requirements
EXTEND Lubricant Drain Intervals
REDUCE Capital Expenditures
The Best Manufacturing Practices Center of Excellence was formed through a partnership between The Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Department of Commerces Bureau of Export Administration, and The University of Marylands Engineering Research Center. The BMP Program is a unique industry and government cooperative technology transfer effort that improves the global competitiveness of the U.S. industrial base. The primary objective toward this goal is simple: to identify and validate best practices, document them, and then encourage industry, government, and academia to share information about them. By fostering the sharing of best practices, BMP has become a national resource in helping organizations benchmark with the best, learn from others attempts, and avoid costly and time-consuming duplication.
U.S. Military and Government Cooperative Technology Transfer Information
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