Home Health Case Studies in Maintenance and Reliability: A Wealth of Best Practices
A systematic and thorough inspection revealed the following:
Where Do We Start?
When funds are scarce we have to prioritize work so that resources may be used to maximum benefit. For this we needed a methodology to take rational decisions. But we did not have such a methodology. I was at my wit's end in trying to find a solution and sought help from my colleagues in the management team. The finance and commercial managers thought they could help. They were using what they described as decision matrices; one for deciding when to buy foreign currencies and another to decide when to buy crude oil or sell products on the spot market.
We set up a cross-functional team comprising a maintenance engineer, an operations day assistant, an inspector, and a young economist from the finance function. We asked them to design a simple decision matrix, similar to the ones already in use in Finance, which could help prioritize maintenance projects. They were to report back in two days.
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