Making Time for Real Maintenance, Part 2 Aleksandr Kalugin/iStock/Thinkstock

Making Time for Real Maintenance, Part 2

Talk with the plant controller about how to charge other departments to end freeloading.

Once a plant maintenance department has deteriorated into (mal)functioning in a reactionary mode, there’s no time to do the preventive and predictive maintenance work that stops the problem. But usually, you’re not going to get additional resources (e.g., more skilled people) that would let you catch up. So how do you free up the time you need?

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