PERFORMING A CONDITION ASSESSMENT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY
Regularly assessing and repairing your production equipment is a must for manufacturers. These are your profit centers; if you’re not making product, you’re not making money. Therefore, you should regularly inspect your production equipment and perform scheduled, routine maintenance. You can have a crew come in between shifts, at night, or during a shift on which you send workers home. The key here is that the repairs are planned, and therefore take less time. You can have your tools and replacement parts ready ahead of time, and have already diagnosed the problem. This means your equipment is back up and running faster and you experience less downtime.
This is a no-brainer, but if you have vehicles used for work, you should regularly inspect them to keep them running properly. Replace the tires, change the oil, change the transmission fluid, etc. The cost of maintenance often scares people away, but it will save you money in the long run when you don’t have to replace your entire fleet.