Toward 100% Equipment Reliability at Sandwich, UK

The 2022 Tauber Team focused on improving equipment reliability and overall manufacturing capacity to minimize unplanned downtime by 75%, by holistically addressing activities within breakdown prevention and response and innovation to build the factory of the future. Based on an analysis of current state operations, key improvement opportunities were defined across five distinct project areas, including performance tracking, maintenance scheduling, spare parts management, breakdown response, and Industry 4.0 progress.


Kris Ivanov – Master of Business Administration

Jeremy Segal – EGL (BSE & MSE Industrial and Operations Engineering)


Ross MacRae – Senior Director, Drug Product Supply

Paul Stuart – Vice President, Drug Product Supply

Sue Upson – Senior Manager, Drug Product Supply


Paul Clyde – Ross School of Business

Luis Garcia-Guzman – College of Engineering