Preventive Maintenance

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What is Preventive Maintenance?

Preventive maintenance is based on the idea of 'prevention is better than cure.' For example, in a factory, this process may involve shutting down all the manufacturing processes in order to service, lubricate, and realign the machines involved. It follows the theory that regular maintenance of machines is better than repairing a machine after it has completely broken down.

Additional Readings:

1. Objectives and Elements of Production and Operations Management
2. Basic Stages and Objectives of Planning in Production and Operations Management
3. Relationship between Process of Planning and External Agencies
4. Selecting a Manufacturing Plant Site
5. Controlling, Total Quality Control, and Deming’s 14 Points
6. Quality and Cost Economics and ASQC Categories of Quality Cost
7. Example of Multiple Activity Chart and Work Measurement
8. Japanese vs American Production and Operations Management
9. Kaizen Framework and Kaizen vs McKinsey
10. Advantages of Automation
11. Concept of Appropriate Technology
12. ‘Just in Time’ Manufacturing
13. Preventive Maintenance
14. Total Quality Management and ISO-9000
15. Inventory Control

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