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Maintenance vs. Repair, Part 1

Do you know the true meaning of full utilization, visibility on the floor, and downtime levels?

Some metrics often used to judge the correct maintenance staffing are misleading. For example, do you know the true meaning of full utilization, visibility on the floor, and downtime levels?

Full utilization. If maintenance people are busy, you’re getting your money’s worth. The reality is you don’t want maintenance people saddled with special projects or loaded down with repair work. They need time for OJT and other skill-building.

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