Without maintenance there would be no operating, and without operating there would be no product.  So we believe maintenance should be viewed as an investment in capacity, much like buying capital equipment.


We look past the maintenance system itself to understand how well the factory is running; to understand the efficiency and throughput.  Then we look at maintenance effectiveness. 


When a plant is running poorly, it is often necessary to invest in maintenance.  We calculate the benefit in terms of capacity and compare that to the investment in equipment dollars needed to add similar capacity.  In this way we can justify changes using the language that operations managers understand.


Testimonials

Thank you so much for your time spent with us in·(our plant)·during the food defense training and draft plan development in late March. The feedback I got on the training was very positive from everyone who participated. We all agree that you have great facilitation skills with a topic that can be less than exciting at times!

-Jean

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