Maintenance is an essential part of any operation. While figuring out when to do maintenance is the purview of smart systems such as Predictive Maintenance, the performance of that maintenance is the responsibility of your engineers. It is here that inconsistencies can appear, be that engineer experience, training, or availability, and begin to have a real effect on your operational performance. So, how can you support your maintenance teams in completing vital work?
Return on investment is the goal of any effort aimed at improving profitability. With the ‘Fit for the Future’ series so far, we’ve detailed the steps to take in achieving a digital transformation in manufacturing and with the topic of this article we’ll begin to explore the profitable outcomes available to a modern, competitive operation; specifically predictive maintenance.
In the previous article of the ‘Fit for the Future’ series we looked at how to ensure business continuity in the face of system failure or ransomware attack. In this article, we cover the subject of ‘workforce retention’ and look at how to retain the knowledge, skill and best practice developed by your employees.