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Maintenance Overview

Maintenance can be the deciding factor on the profitability and life of an operation. Some operations are either content with or believe they have no alternative but to operate in a run-to-failure mode of maintenance. The long term effects of this philosophy are usually more costly in terms of repairs and downtime than changing to a strategically planned maintenance program. The process of changing from run-to-failure to planned and scheduled maintenance is not particularly difficult when you can leverage the experience and knowledge of people who have implemented that transition many time before. Even if you already have a planned and scheduled maintenance program, an outside review and evaluation has the potential to identify key deficiencies that may improve equipment uptime, provide more consistent quality, or reduce maintenance costs.


Maintenance Management Systems

Making maintenance cost effective is one of the most important subjects that is addressed by management. This should be the focus of any maintenance management system and must be considered in a proposal for change. Some of the underlying considerations that are studying in any evaluation we perform include the validity and value of your maintenance metrics, the effectiveness and utilization of the maintenance staff, effectiveness and thoroughness of the planning and scheduling activities, the performance and flexibility of the maintenance management software,and the management of the emergent work issues.

Flournoy Engineering and Consulting has the experience and capability to review and evaluate your current maintenance program, document the findings in a easy to understand report, help you choose which recommendations provide the greatest benefit, and then successfully implement the improvements. Please contact us by email or phone to talk more about what we can do to help your maintenance program and the associated costs.


Maintenance System Components that are part of our fundamental evaluation:
  • Job performance metrics
  • Overall performance metrics
  • Production demand for up-time
  • Spares availability
  • Staff skills and certifications
  • Documentation and records
  • Standard job instructions
  • Priority setting procedures
  • Budget; existing vs. required
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Emergent work frequency and percentage
  • Automated system capabilities


Maintenance System Advanced topics that are recommended:
  • Autonomous maintenance
  • Preventive work planning
  • Predictive methods and tools
  • Lubrication plan evaluation
  • Maintenance system training
  • Multicraft skills enhancement