These systems are used to improve performance, eliminate waste and maximize productivity; however, studies have shown that only 30% of companies have successfully implemented a CMMS. What is the average age of your maintenance staff?
The current national average is 48 years old.Do you have a formal mentoring program?Organizations that have implemented this strategy have already seen impressive results by engaging older workers and empowering younger workers.Do you offer a maintenance career path?
Most organizations without a maintenance career path program promote employees who have minimal preparation or training. As a result, these lucky individuals have earned the right to fail.How does the company plan to develop technical expertise while introducing new automation?
Many organizations are skeptical about the value of training. They ask the question, What if we train them and they leave? The question should be, What if we dont train them and they stay?How does the company assess a maintenance workers skill level? There should be a clear definition of workers expected performance.
Organizations that have implemented this strategy have decreased downtime and increased performance.
If stockholders seek assurance that these issues are being addressed, they will generate balance between short-term performance and long-term sustainability.
Don't be afraid to ask the following questions:
Does your organization have a disaster recovery plan?
Are all of your maintenance procedures and work order activities documented?
How does your organization recruit maintenance talent?
What measures are being put in place to minimize the effects of the pending skills shortage?
Does your company have a pay-for-skills program?