Do your younger people need to work smarter not harder?
In General breakdowns are 5 to 10 times more expensive that preventing it in the first place.
My new book 5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization is in final proof
Here are some highlights or what to expect.
Step 1: Rank your Equipment and collect some simple data.
Step 2: Control your critical spare parts.
Step 3 Stop Wasted PMs
Step 4 Focused Improvement Events
Step 5 Formal Training
90% of all present maintenance professionals are not formally trained
World Class Maintenance shows up directly in the Bottom Line. Fight for budget money with Dollar Based Arguments. The nuts and bolts guys must be able to talk to the brains and bucks guys to show the value of a world class maintenance program. Typically manufacturers see a 10 times increase in production to training dollar expended.
Assess your skills gap.
Set goals and prioritize the path to filling your skills gaps.
Out Source some of your Maintenance Duties. Effective PM’s can be done by the equipment manufacturers, and they can help you develop a program your people can follow. There are many companies offering this service on a contract basis.
Look for funding for maintenance training. It is available at many Department of labor offices and your state MEPs. (Manufacturing Extension Partnerships).
5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization is ready to be published, in August 2016.
Send me a note if you would like a discounted signed copy when it comes out.
The Maintenance Geek