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Getting Repairs Right the Next Time

Always document actionable items that can reduce downtime at the time you encounter the problem.

When conducting preventive and predictive maintenance procedures, it’s normal to take the time to document the work as you go. But when equipment is down, the tendency is to get the equipment running and then document things later in the day.

Following this tendency can make a big difference in revenue. If you shorten downtime by 10 min. half a dozen times a week, that’s an hour of revenue. But following this tendency can also repeatedly extend the downtime for the same

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