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Calculate the Impact of Unreliability on Sales

Al Poling, CMRP

for Maintenance Technology

535 Plainfield Road Suite A Willowbrook, IL 60527
Ph: 847-382-8100



While most acknowledge that unreliable operation is costly at the plant level, the impact, when projected to sales, is enormous.

Generally speaking, manufacturing personnel understand the effect unreliability has on maintenance. Unreliability requires more maintenance resources and materials to repair failed equipment as well as increased maintenance capital spending caused by the need to replace equipment that has reached the end of its useful life. Running equipment to failure causes equipment to reach the end of its useful life prematurely. What many manufacturing personnel do not understand is the effect unreliability has on sales.

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