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Let Fsi help you and your maintenance staff, create and maintain a critical parts management system. Parts that could cause your company to lose production or worse shut you down.
What is a critical part?
Parts which would cause significant downtime of the production process if they fail. Generally these are parts that are not readily available from a nearby source and which have a higher risk of failure or are prone to fail.
Technically on many machines there are parts that could fail and put the machine out of operation for weeks. Some of these parts are VERY unlikely to fail. Though they are critical to the operation, they are not likely to classify as spare parts because there is low chance they would be necessary at all and often a high expense too!
“The principal maintenance problems were, schedule conflicts, hiring, breakdowns, training, excessive inventories, lack of management support, and budget control. One of the primary reasons for the failure of maintenance management systems is that frequently the planning and supervising functions are mixed in an organization. Such a situation creates confusion and leads to a reactive rather than proactive approach to maintenance management.”