The work management process is essential to keeping costs under control in maintenance but how will you know if you are doing well if you don’t measure what you are doing and the results you get? Performance management is another essential for maintenance management. Costs are important, results are important and so are the processes you use to turn costs into results. Performance management is central to managing those processes so you get the most output for the least input – the greatest cost effectiveness.
Being effective in managing maintenance performance entails management of a number of measures that tell you about the work management process, materials management, training of your tradesmen, reliability improvement efforts and so on. What you measure, how and how often you measure are all important elements.
Bench-marking has its place in helping you set realistic and achievable performance targets but more importantly it can help you see what other companies have done to achieve higher levels of performance. A number of widely used benchmark standards are available for use if all you want are hard targets. Bench-marking visits and real learning will help you see ways to improve so you can meet those targets.
Balanced score cards provide an approach to tracking performance measures so that you achieve a balance between competing priorities. Trade-offs are bound to be needed like the trade-off between inventory cost reduction and maintenance service levels. By watching a balanced set of measures that considers the uptime outputs as well you are more able to make informed decisions that optimize performance in all areas to achieve the desired business output.
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We begin our Uptime improvement programs with education. This helps you make informed choices about what to do or not to do, based on your existing knowledge of your current practices when compared with proven successful practices.