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Reducing downtime in four key steps

MRO: Maintenance matters – four steps for success

Around 42% of unplanned downtime is caused by equipment failure. There will always be extreme circumstances where a machine stops functioning with no prior warning but for the most part, a robust maintenance strategy can help limit such eventualities.

In the Indirect Procurement Report 2021, 44% of procurement professionals said that maintaining ageing assets was a key business challenge, while 35% said they faced pressure to improve asset performance.

Whether it’s a brand new, high-tech machine or one that is 20 years old, the right maintenance regime is absolutely critical.

Here we outline four steps to a more nuanced approach to maintenance that can help identify and rectify challenges before they become problems.


Reducing downtime in four key steps

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Published 29/10/2021

Article updated 26/09/2022