No PM Program In Place? You Should Be Scared | By: Nick Opencar

Working in an organization that has been in existence for almost a century has taught me a lot of things.  Most importantly, I’ve seen too many clients running equipment to failure, and making large capital investments on preemptively replacing critical assets. As an individual, I carry car insurance to make sure I’m covered in the event of an emergency event.  Similarly, I go to the dentist twice per year to avoid long-term, more comprehensive problems.

A truly organized approach to asset management can pay dividends for many organizations.  Reducing equipment downtime, and maximizing the time of on-site or subcontracted labor, has demonstrated value.  According to a 2020 McKinsey and Company article, “Higher availability and a more-efficient workforce have increased profitability by 4 to 10 percent in some organizations.”  Spending less time managing failures, and more time on your core business will provide a net benefit. 

So what makes a good Preventive Maintenance plan?

  1. Organize your approach: Whether with an internal ops team, or a facility services provider, an organized approach can go a long way. Plan and Schedule maintenance to avoid unexpected repairs that may impact your business.
  2. Maintain the right equipment: It is not financially prudent to have a preventive maintenance program for ALL facility equipment, so identify key assets as a part of your strategy.
  3. Line up the right partners: Finding a partner to support properly engineered maintenance programs is key, whether utilizing on-site labor, subcontracted labor, or a hybrid of both – it’s important to line up the right experts for the job.

Questions about Preventive Maintenance? We’re here to help.

Nick Opencar – | 330-402-4439
Senior Director of Operations, National Facility Services Division
Sodexo | Roth – 3847 Crum Road – Youngstown, OH