Maintenance Planning, Part 3

Previously, we said that ensuring maximum uptime isn't the proper focus for maintenance. Such a goal is very costly, and resources are limited.

The downside of downtime varies. For example, a small extrusion machine makes 150 pieces a month at low profit. It needs to run only one shift a month to meet its quota. Another machine makes 1,400 units a day of a high profit piece for a customer who buys every unit you make. If your maintenance plan doesn't differentiate between these, i

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