Why Outsource Predictive Maintenance
outsourcing predictive maintenance
While no one disputes the value of predictive maintenance programs, the argument from many manufacturers is that there is not enough time to train a staff to plan and implement an effective program. While it is common knowledge that state-of-the-art technologies such as vibration analysis and thermography can increase productivity and reduce costs, facilities often do not take advantage of this technology because they lack the equipment and or technical expertise. As a result, more and more companies are turning to outsourcing as a solution to their maintenance needs. Here are some reasons why:
- Access to the latest technology without purchasing expensive equipment – No expensive equipment, software, or training is needed.
- Experienced professional technicians – No learning curve errors and no risk of your in-house technicians leaving for a better job or taking a promotion or transfer, thus jeopardizing your predictive maintenance program.
- Hidden savings to the company – An outsourced service saves in many ways. Outside service is not a capital expense, contracted people are not on payroll, ( no salary, social security taxes, payroll taxes, and insurance costs ) do not require the purchase of expensive equipment, and will be an expense write off.