MRO Magazine

Avoid Waste: Lean maintenance can reduce overall costs


June 16, 2009
By PEM Magazine

Why us, why now? In years past, the engineer, manager or superintendent was responsible for improvement ideas. Maintenance people were "hands" hired to do what they were told. Today, organizations are lean and mean; we need the capabilities of all maintainers. The downsizing craze, however, has left everyone in a managerial role with too many tasks and too little time. There’s no one left to cut costs!