Operations + Maintenance = Production – Part 3

by Christer Idhammar

In the previous two columns, I discussed joint goals and how to promote the operations/maintenance partnership through a different way of reporting and solving operations as well as maintenance problems. In this article, I will continue to elaborate on the vital relationship between operations, maintenance, and engineering.

A JOINT VENTURE. One thing is to agree to that operations and maintenance are equal partners in a joint venture resulting in reliable production. Another thing is to make it happen, and, to make it happen, you need to do things differently than you have done in a customer-supplier relationship. For example, you should:     Continue reading →