Proactive or Reactive Maintenance:
Does it Really Matter?
Most managers will fail to take into consideration the true cost of reactive maintenance. On one side, there is the cost of proactive maintenance, which is usually easy to calculate. On the other side is the cost of reactive maintenance, which is not always known or as easy to calculate.
What is the cost of unavailability or downtime?
Read Terry's full column on how to figure out the true costs of downtime and how to avoid the consequences of unplanned, reactive maintenance.
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Beginning a Maintenance Strategy:
There are many organizations that reduced the size of their maintenance organization and focused strictly on a "fix-it-when-it-breaks" strategy during the recession. Now, as the recession is starting to ease, companies are beginning to review their maintenance organizations and are focusing on implementing a proactive approach to equipment/asset management.
Read how to move from reactive to proactive maintenance.
Avoid breakdowns with proper lubrication
Terry discusses why the responsibility for lubrication activities is delegated to the "new person," and how to avoid costly machinery breakdowns.
To find out how, click here.
7 simple steps to achieve energy savings
Where does a company begin to create an energy efficiency strategy? It should start with a program that includes objectives of reducing energy consumption while increasing energy efficiency. From identifying energy-intensive assets to developing PM and PdM programs, Terry says what needs to be on your checklist.
For the complete list, click here.
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