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Over-Maintenance

Excessive and unnecessary maintenance of an asset or system, which:

For example:

  • Polishing a floor three times a day when the floor is in good condition and only really needs polishing once a day.
Over maintenance is caused by:
Comparing the Maintenance-Repair-Renewal (MRR) trade-offs at different organizations.
Fig. Comparing the Maintenance-Repair-Renewal (MRR) trade-offs at different organizations. As maintenance quality and effort increases so too does the frequency and scope of repairs decrease - however, there is a point of diminishing returns. Do you know where your balance is?


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Fig. Examples of different types of maintenance actitivies.

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