A month ago, the plant manager was impressed with your maintenance background, so he hired you. In that month, you’ve solved a few long-standing problems, so now he’s got another one for you.
One area of the plant has three critical production machines. They are critical because even when the machines run at maximum capacity, every widget is sold. Any downtime is revenue lost forever. The problem is the downtime rate is higher than in any other area of the plant. “It