What Is The Purpose of Autonomous Maintenance?
The purpose of Autonomous Maintenance – to provide more ownership for operators with routine maintenance tasks.
Autonomous Maintenance releases the core maintenance team to perform preventative maintenance and technical improvements.
Benefits of Autonomous Maintenance
- Gain in the number of people engaged in maintenance activities with an appropriate balance of ownership, based on capability, between central maintenance and operators.
- Early detection of asset degradation
- Improved Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
- Generates capacity on bottlenecks
- Engages workforce and builds flexibility through multi-skilling
There is a paradigm that operators should operate and cannot contribute to maintenance, however, the opposite is true. Basic inspections and maintenance tasks can be performed by frontline operators with over 50% of maintenance activities shifting from a Planned Maintenance (central) status to forming part of an Autonomous Maintenance
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This page was written by Bob Newton in February 2018. Due for review in 2019.