Predictive Maintenance Strategies Gain Ground
Leaders move to capture productivity gains and data-savvy talent
“For us, the mean time between failures could be a decade. But if a PdM system saves us once, it’s worth having.”— Brian Thie , Reliability Manager, USG
Predictive maintenance (PdM) has proven itself in terms of productivity and ROI, especially in the demand-driven, high-growth environment of 2022. But adoption is being held back by the skilled talent shortage as well as outdated systems and thinking. Successful predictive maintenance deployments focus as much on the technology as they do on new strategies for upskilling, recruiting, and change management.
To connect manufacturing leaders with best practices to embrace and pitfalls to avoid, Manufacturers Alliance, in partnership with Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (ATS), recently conducted in-depth research with companies in the product and process industries. While progress is slower than respondents would like, bringing maintenance into the digital age is on everybody’s roadmap. Recommendations for action include specific steps that leaders can take to create buy-in, build skills and bench strength, and bridge maintenance strategies to competitive advantage and profitable growth.
Continue to the full report to learn more about PdM strategies and read first-hand accounts from companies at all stages of deployment including their challenges, successes and suggestions getting started and staying on track.