From Developing Performance Indicators for Managing Maintenance, Second Edition

Goals and Objectives of Maintenance Organizations

The goals and objectives of the maintenance organization determine the type of maintenance organization that is established. If the goals and objectives are progressive and the maintenance organization is recognized as a contributor to the corporate bottom line, variations on some of the more conventional organizational structures can be used.

The typical goals and objectives for a maintenance organization are listed in Figure 1-3.

OBJECTIVES OF MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT
  • $ Maximum production at the lowest cost, the highest quality, and within optimum safety standards

  • $ Identify and implement cost reductions

  • $ Provide accurate equipment maintenance records

  • $ Collect necessary maintenance cost information

  • $ Optimize maintenance resources

  • $ Optimize capital equipment life

  • $ Minimize energy usage

  • $ Minimize inventory on hand


Figure 1-3

Maximize Production

Maximize production at the lowest cost, the highest quality, and within the optimum safety standards. This statement is very broad, yet maintenance must have a proactive vision to help focus its activities. The statement should be tied to any corporate objectives. It can be broken down into smaller components.

  1. Maintaining existing equipment and facilities

    This activity is the primary reason for the existence of the maintenance organization. The organization gains no advantage from owning equipment or facilities that are not operating or functional. This component is the "keep-it-running" charter of maintenance.

  2. Equipment and facilities inspections and services

    These programs are generally referred to as preventive and predictive maintenance (PM and PdM). These activities increase the availability of the equipment and facilities...


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