Industrial change requires from maintenance greater flexibility at higher productivity, the use of new technologies, and the implementation of industry 4.0. Outsourcing maintenance can be a solution. more….
Industrial maintenance is accountable for costs of contracted maintenance, which can amount to several percent of sales. Often dormant in them is an appreciable cost potential, because practice of contracted maintenance can be improved by a wide application of partly … Continued
Controlling often reveals high maintenance costs as % of sales in combination with low maintenance productivity. Such a situation gives the company a chance to win a competitive advantage, if it taps the full productivity potential of maintenance. This is … Continued
3D printing allows higher product performance and mass customization in real time, without assembly and without storage. Faster and faster it substitutes conventional production. Therefore, companies must now review their competitive strategies. The reorientation can lead to in-sourcing, innovation and … Continued
Businesses specify productivity, lead time, and quality targets for business processes driven by market requirements, benchmarks, and analyses. However these targets often stay far away from wasteless value-adding performance. Often pure value-adding performance contributes only 5% to costs or lead … Continued
The application of methods within maintenance was substantially expanded during the last three decades. However the effect of maintenance on return on sales and return on capital remained rather marginal. Trend charts mostly exhibit variations of maintenance quality and productivity. … Continued