Sometimes with non-critical equipment, there’s a mindset that the repairs can be done to a lower standard. For example, the drive motor for a low-revenue line’s conveyor system fails. You replace it without determining the failure mode and correcting for root cause. This gives you more resources for working on critical equipment. Or does it?
If you’re back on that same motor replacement job three months from now instead of 20 years from now, you have a net loss of