Preventive maintenance is the industry standard for digital maintenance management. However, once preventive maintenance becomes the norm, plants can push further and enhance their operations by instituting maintenance as a company-wide responsibility. This extends a plant’s workforce far beyond the handful of dedicated maintenance workers to other departmental staff.
No department sits outside of maintenance needs as an enterprise goal. From engineering to IT to supply chain, all the way up to the C-suite, all employees play an integral part in progressing work orders and positioning proactive and preventive maintenance as a top company priority.
The benefits of a total productive maintenance (TPM) strategy are many. When companies work together, they can increase equipment readiness, reduce costs and unplanned events, boost value-added time and optimize the use of existing resources such as labor, capital and materials.
Increased participation in company-wide maintenance efforts encourages many personal payoffs as well. When all employees see maintenance as a communal responsibility, companies can improve moral and the quality of workmanship by helping all workers take pride in their day-to-day