Friday, October 5, 2007

3.Preventive Maintenance

Challenges to Implementing Preventive Maintenance

Technical Factors

- Breakdown maintenance preventive maintenance in the short-term
- Under-trained technicians can cause more damage than they prevent

Social Factors

- Organizations are frequently structured in ways that promote local optimums ( cost, shiftly output goals, etc.)
- The benefitd of preventive maintenance are not always well understood
- The focus on minimizing maintenance costs has to shift to maximizing overall organizational performance

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