Maintenance Cost and Reliability

by Tor Idhammar

Which costs are we interested in? Which cost is it that we’re really focused on targeting? That we’re saying as a team here. We’re doing a business case now. Which costs can we drive down through reliability? “All of them”. Agreed. Long term. Which one is most important? Is the total cost important? I mean the total cost number…fifteen million? If that’s our total cost it’s pretty irrelevant…right? It depends on how many units. If I make one unit, it I make one ton and one square foot in the total cost is really irrelevant. Which cost is most important here? Which one do you want to target? Is the maintenance costs interesting? You hear that a lot from your managers.