THE SIX BIG LOSSES
Breakdown losses occur as a result of downtime due to the unexpected failure of equipment. This is a widely recognised problem in manufacturing, but few companies take sufficient action to reduce it. Many people assume that:
Human factors are at the root of breakdowns! Breakdowns will only be eliminated if people change their way of thinking and their way of doing.
Breakdowns become chronic for two reasons: organisational problems, and technical problems. Good equipment management is essential to prevent breakdowns. Managers and supervisors should understand the fundamental role of preventive maintenance in continuous improvement. Operators should understand the importance of autonomous maintenance.