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Sometimes, Fixing It Is Not Appropriate

To repair the actual problem, sometimes equipment must be replaced.

When equipment goes down in the typical production facility, it’s usually the job of maintenance to fix that equipment and put it back in service. However, this isn’t always appropriate.

It may be necessary in the moment, because few maintenance departments can simply refuse to fix equipment. But what if any of the following applies to that equipment?

• It’s basically worn out and breaks down — much like an old car wit

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