'We have too much to do!'

Preventive maintenance not getting done? Track your labor efficiency

Tom Moriarty, P.E., CMRP, contributing editor

Have you ever been told, or decided yourself, "There's too much work to do and not enough resources to get it all done"? How do you know whether you have enough people? How do you know whether your workforce is working efficiently? My company recently has been working with an organization that was clearly not getting all of its preventive maintenance (PM) completed. When we pointed it out, the supervisors said, “We have too much to do and not enough people.” The consequence of not getting PM done is that equipment becomes unreliable. Unreliable assets can disrupt a plant’s operations and lead to high-cost repairs (with expenses that soar thanks to overtime,…

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