Voices: What Works

What Works is a collection of case histories that provides real-world examples of best practices and how to implement them.

Solving maintenance skills gaps with supplier help

In this edition of What Works, an Arkansas steel mill looks to a performance-based contract for bearings to cut unplanned downtime and help better train staff.

By Christine LaFave Grace, managing editor
Nov 12, 2018

It’s easy to buy things. Something breaks, or is about to break, you buy a new one. Maybe you get smarter about using and maintaining that thing so that next time, you can go a longer time without having to buy a new one. But you’re still buying a thing, and that’s still, of course, the dominant purchasing model in manufacturing.

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