Effective Maintenance is a comprehensive program that brings together a wide range of different maintenance activities under a single umbrella. An example of this is shown below. MP information management, spare parts management, and predictive maintenance are outlined separately.

The Structure of an Effective Maintenance system

Activities for responding instantly to the needs of the workplace
Activities to prevent failures recurring and to restore obviously deteriorated parts
Activities and for preventing deterioration and detecting it promptly
Activities to cope with synchronous production
Activities for expanding the scope of work undertaken
Activities for raising the level of maintenance expertise
Activities for introducing failure-free equipment
Activities for ensuring rapid startup of new equipment

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