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accountid=28125Thread:Question 17 Workers performing repairsPosted Date:February 27, 2016 3:41 PMStatus:Published
3/6/2016Collection – MBA675­T303 Operations & Logistics in the (...16/28Post:RE: Question 17 Workers performing repairsAuthor:(Post is Read)Sue,When I worked for a cereal plant, the operators were the first­line maintainers,meaning they had an in­depth knowledge of the machines they worked on.They could perform troubleshooting and repairs to a certain level, before we hadto call for maintenance technicians. This meant the equipment ran longer,because the easy fixes were taken care of on the spot.I think that having a knowledge of what you're operating is a good idea. Youmight not want your operators performing all of the maintenance, but beingable to notice small issues and fix them before they balloon into larger problemscan help keep maintenance costs low.v/r,ShaneShane NeubauerThread:Question 17 Workers performing repairsPost:RE: Question 17 Workers performing repairsAuthor:Posted Date:February 29, 2016 6:47 PMStatus:Published(Post is Read)Excellent write up! I can see the good and bad of each one. I think someonewho is responsible for their own equipment and shows pride in their work canbe an awesome way to reward those that would like to take ownership in theirown repairs. They can see the importance of their work, and if there was anincentive tied to the functionality of their equipment and the production of theirwork, companies could see a huge payoff. However, many employees may notwant the responsibility of this task. They may not have the resources orexpertise on the matter. This could cost the company lots of extra money fromtraining and defects resulting in a lack of expertise.Bryan SonesThread:Question 17 Workers performing repairsPosted Date:February 29, 2016 9:40 PMStatus:Published
3/6/2016Collection – MBA675­T303 Operations & Logistics in the (...17/28Post:RE: Question 17 Workers performing repairsAuthor:(Post is Read)Nice work Sue!! I really understood both sides of the spectrum on this one.Working in construction you find yourself repairing tools, machines, material,etc on a daily basis because it saves you time, energy, and money. It justdepends on how extensive the repair is and if the person repairing it knowswhat they are doing. I have been in too many scenarios where I was outsomewhere with some equipment that broke down and we tried to fix itbecause we didn't want to stop working for the day nor drive all the way backout to this job and we ended up breaking it more and losing a week of work withthat machine because we didn't fix it correctly.

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