A preventive maintenance program can provide benefits above and beyond what you might expect to see, including an improved company image and more satisfied employees.
Potential customers will notice the equipment you will be
using to manufacture the parts they are considering buying from you.
Well-maintained, clean equipment provides a positive image of your company,
your employees and the products you produce.
Shops with established preventive maintenance programs can
create an environment where employees feel more like owners than just paid
hourly workers. The owner or management sets the tone of its workers. If they
see management cares about the equipment they have on the shop floor, you may
be surprised at the pride of ownership of the employees using the equipment. I
have personally experienced cases where employees actually take complete
ownership of “their” equipment. Not only did they clean it at the end of each
shift, their vested interest in the equipment helped them establish daily and
weekly preventive maintenance routines to ensure the equipment was always running (and looking)
Preventive Maintenance: Bonus Points
January 1, 2011