Why Improvement Is Needed in Maintenance

Effective maintenance reduces overall company cost because production capacity is available when needed. The company makes a product with this capacity to sell at a profit. This explains the reliability–cost relationship: focus on overall cost reduction and reliability gets worse, but focus on reliability improvement and overall cost goes down. Nevertheless, examining the cost of … Read more

Where Planning Fits Into Good Maintenance Practices

When a maintenance planning and scheduling function is being established, the first questions that usually arise are where and how it fits into the organization. The first answer is that it is structured within the maintenance organization, not outside it. Second, it should be organizationally independent of the specific maintenance supervisors it is both tasking … Read more