By Kay Jenkins, Director, Aptean TabWare Product Line, Aptean
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the daunting prospect of developing an advanced maintenance strategy, especially if you’re a small- or medium-sized manufacturer.
But relying solely on preventive maintenance, which does little against random breakdowns that cause the majority of asset failures and is often conducted too often, can be costly.
Getting to where you can predict breakdowns before they happen doesn’t need to happen overnight. It’s a steady progression of collecting the data right in front of you and studying it over time for insights you can use to make smart decisions.
Here are three key steps that will help you head towards a proactive maintenance approach.