Prioritize to minimize emergency maintenance

01/18/2013 | Plant Services

If time spent on emergency maintenance work -- jobs that have to be attended to immediately -- tops 5% of total maintenance time, it can greatly boost overall maintenance costs and cut sharply into performance. Therefore, it's important to get a handle on what type of maintenance work needs to be done. Create a priority list, from emergency to routine, to help you assess overall efficiency and determine where improvements might be made, writes J. Stanton McGroarty.

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