Have you implemented a Planned Maintenance Program yet?

Posted On: January 5, 2015 in Maintenance

We have all heard the expression that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and this is certainly sound advice in our personal lives. Regular visits to your doctor allow early detection of serious illnesses and contribute to our overall health.  Following recommended service intervals on our personal vehicles promotes safe operation, prevents breakdowns, and preserves the value of the vehicle.  The concept of planned maintenance also applies to retail and industrial settings, where forward thinking companies realize the strong business case for implementing a scheduled maintenance program.

The benefits of planned maintenance have been quantified through numerous case studies in a variety of industrial and retail settings (a quick Google search for ‘planned maintenance case study’ returns over 5MM results).  Keep reading to learn about the benefits of a planned maintenance program…

Planned maintenance lowers overall asset costs.

Ignoring any residual value, the total cost of asset ownership includes the purchase price plus operating and maintenance costs.  The purchase price is obvious, but what about the operation and maintenance costs? A good planned maintenance program will reduce the total cost of asset ownership by minimizing maintenance costs over the asset life and by extending the life of the assets.

Planned maintenance keeps assets in good working order

Ignoring simple repairs can quickly lead to catastrophic failure. Emergency or after-hour repairs carry significant cost premiums that far exceed the cost of planned maintenance.

Planned maintenance maximises the availability of the assets

Planned maintenance helps you avoid lost productivity caused by asset failure.  In this era of lean and just-in-time inventory systems, what impact would unplanned equipment downtime have on your operation?

Planned maintenance improves the safety of your environment

When equipment fails to perform as expected, it creates the potential for worker injury. This is especially true with door and dock hardware. Regular maintenance improves the reliability of your equipment and helps identify issues before they become serious.

In summary, planned maintenance is a low-cost investment to extend the life of your assets such as lifts, docks and doors of all types.  McKinley is pleased to offer a Planned Maintenance service that allows you to reap the full benefits of regular scheduled maintenance.  Our skilled technicians provide a maintenance schedule tailored to your asset mix and carry out maintenance at planned intervals, freeing you to focus on your core business.