Only half the potential results will be achieved if Effective Maintenance is not pursued hand-in-hand with Autonomous Maintenance. The results achieved on the model line should be rolled out to other lines only after full consensus has been achieved with the operating department about who is to be responsible for which tasks. In practice, however, this has to be done while still attempting to cope with a high level of sporadic breakdowns.
The matrix shown below indicates what is being controlled under Effective Maintenance and Quality Maintenance, and the method of controlling it, from the equipment management and quality management aspects. This matrix also reinforces the point that the principal feature of Quality Maintenance is keeping quality defects at zero.

Effective Maintenance and Quality Maintenance Compared

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