Brief of Engagement • Improve availability of machines from the present level of 80% to 100% in six months' time. • Improve the function of the machine so that the quality of the output is within 6sigma Results • Availability increased to more than 100% in less than 6 months. • A grinding machine relegated to rough finishing could now be used for final finishing and added 31 more gears to the total production. This could be achieved in less than 1 month's effort. • Quality output is now within 6 sigma limit within 6 months for gear grinding machines.