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Tear Down the Repair Silo

By coordinating repairs (whether preventive or reactive) with planned improvements, you will increase total uptime.

Repairs often take place as a siloed activity. A piece of equipment fails, there’s a repair and replace action, and the system is running again.

The typical repair restores the equipment to its “normal” operating condition prior to the failure. A broken part is replaced, an adjustment is made, or some other action is taken to correct the defect that stopped operation.

Generally speaking, equipment will fail. You’re going to fix a surprise failure during

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