As a part of the ongoing best practices networking coordinated by the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems-Extension, Raytheon Technologies, located in Forest, MS, hosted the October event. Members of Raytheon's CORE Benchmarking & Gap Analysis Team provided a site overview presentation and gave a 431 factory tour. CAVS-E also invited Mike Burgett, a recognized SME in Root Cause Analysis and Reliability Centered Maintenance, with more than 20 years of experience in maintaining assets in the automotive industry, including the Toyota facility in Blue Springs, to facilitate a discussion on Reliability Centered Maintenance best practices.
Through this event, companies have been invited to network and share best practices through site visits at manufacturers' facilities. Five companies have currently committed to the activity and each company will host a site visit to share their company's best practices with the other manufacturers. Representatives from Raytheon, Milwaukee Tool, Taylor Power Systems, BSP Filing, Viking Range, and CAVS-Extension participated in the October event. Milwaukee Tool in Greenwood, MS, hosted the first benchmarking meeting at their service and repair plant in August and the next CAVSE Best Practices event is tentatively scheduled to be held in January 2023 at Viking Range in Greenwood.