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the long run, then you should speak up and make a valid point.Brittany ButlerThread:Brittany Butler Question 18Post:RE: Brittany Butler Question 18Author:Posted Date:February 28, 2016 9:53 AMStatus:PublishedvBrittany,Good answer and I completely agree. Even with managers who may notunderstand certain issues, I’ve learned it’s best to help them understand thebenefit and weaknesses in the current status. By showing a history and/orforecast of repair costs and comparing it to performing regular scheduledmaintenance, one can usually show why preventive is always best. Sometimesthose repair costs may show a number at or a little below a preventivemaintenance plan, especially when the equipment is new. Two points of viewJana McLendon
3/6/2016Collection – MBA675­T303 Operations & Logistics in the (...25/28(Post is Read)can assist in this conversation: expand the analysis to the life of the equipmentand not just for one year, and show the various dollars spent as planned versusunplanned. Maintenance should be included in a budget and be a minimalamount, while a repair will be unplanned. Maintenance affects a balance sheeton the front end, while repairs can negatively affect the budget during the year.JanaThread:Brittany Butler Question 18Post:RE: Brittany Butler Question 18Author:Posted Date:February 29, 2016 4:20 PMStatus:Published(Post is Read)Excellent answer; the "not broke don't fix it" mentality seems to be on par withthe same managers who would say the reason they proceed in a certain manneris "because that's how we have always done it". Hopefully the individuals thathave attained a management position do not suffer from these mis­management attitudes. In my own company I have come up against both ofthese attitudes rather frequently, luckily not within my chain of command.Many other departments get frustrated with the Legal department beginning toinsist on having valid and thorough contracts in place. In the past, as a start up,these documents were not necessary all the time and (so far) no one has hadmajor issues with Vendors that we purchase from not performing or having alegal action become necessary. These individuals try to tell me that we shouldn'tneed contracts now because we haven't needed them before. This attitude andassertion is simply incorrect. Its diffuclt to get people to adapt to new processesbut Legal is preemptively fixing potential problems that will save the companyfrom lawsuits down the line.When you clearly and calmly explain why the changes are made, most peopleunderstand. In your example, I think you have an excellent illustration of whyprevention is necessary to function well.Ericka HunterThread:Brittany Butler Question 18Post:RE: Brittany Butler Question 18Author:Posted Date:February 29, 2016 5:13 PMStatus:PublishedLinda Newill
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