Workshop: Fundamentals of Maintenance Excellence – May 2nd

Preventive maintenance is a mission critical practice for maintaining machinery and optimizing equipment performance Here are a few thoughts on why it should be viewed as standard operating procedures in any manufacturing environment:

  1. Prolongs Equipment Lifespan: Regular preventive maintenance helps extend the life of your machinery. By addressing minor issues promptly, you prevent them from escalating into major breakdowns that could permanently damage the equipment.
  2. Reduces Reactive Maintenance Requests: Instead of waiting for equipment to fail and then fixing it (which is reactive maintenance), preventive maintenance proactively identifies and resolves potential issues. This approach minimizes unexpected downtime and reduces the need and cost for emergency repairs.
  3. Decreases Downtime: Scheduled maintenance ensures that machinery remains operational. By preventing unexpected breakdowns, you avoid unplanned production stoppages and keep your processes running smoothly.
  4. Cost-Effective: Although preventive maintenance requires an investment of time and resources, it’s more cost-effective than corrective maintenance (fixing equipment after it breaks down). By avoiding major repairs, you save money in the long run.
  5. Enhances Reliability and Safety: Well-maintained machinery is reliable and safe to operate. Routine inspections, cleaning, lubrication, calibration, and part replacements contribute to equipment reliability and reduce safety risks.

Preventive maintenance gives your machinery regular check-ups—it keeps everything running smoothly, prevents surprises, and enables machine reliability for those times when you need it the most.  

Join Insyte Consulting for an in-person Fundamentals of Maintenance Workshop on Thursday May 2nd , starting at 2PM,  where you will participate in some in-depth discussion of methods and strategies that you can put to immediate use! Any questions, please contact Dave Hanitz (

Here is a link to the registration page and more event details: 

Fundamentals of Maintenance Excellence Tickets, Thu, May 2, 2024 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite

About the presenter:

Larry Bouvier is the Vice President of Fuss & O’Neill Manufacturing Solutions. Larry has more than 35 years of experience in Plant Engineering, Maintenance Management and Consulting. He helps manufacturers develop cultures of excellence through teaching and establishing maintenance and operations best practices, then facilitating process and equipment reliability improvements. Drawing on his organizational and hands-on skills, Larry and his associates provide mentoring, coaching, shop floor and classroom training in operational excellence areas that translate to improved performance.



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