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DuPont Spruance

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Background:

  • Plant located in Richmond, Virginia and produces the bulk of the world supply of Kevlar®, Nomex® and Tyvek®.
  • Sited on 840 acres with 2,300 DuPont personnel and 200-300 contractors.
  • At project start the plant employed 456 maintenance craftsmen.
  • Union facility.

Process Results:

  • Formalized use of discrete work orders, work planning and work scheduling
  • 95% of available labor is scheduled
  • Maintained production and equipment availability levels

Bottom-Line Impacts:

  • $13,000,000 annualized cost reduction
  • Affected a total reduction of 285 FTE from the maintenance function

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