Many maintenance organizations face an excessive level of reactive or breakdown maintenance. This is expensive in terms of both maintenance cost and downtime consequences. Excessive reactive maintenance also contributes to a negative performance spiral that, at best, counters other valuable improvement initiatives and, in worst case, leads to an almost completely reactive environment. This can be explained very simply...  

When breakdowns occur unexpectedly, resources are deployed to reactive work at the expense of Preventive Maintenance (PM).  PM is missed due to scarce resources being consumed by breakdowns. As PM is missed, more preventable failures occur expanding the level of reactive maintenance. In many cases, the situation is compounded by "Band-Aid" maintenance, and morale adversely affected by long working hours under high pressure and continual firefighting.

Maverick SMD offers training, facilitation, and consulting assistance in Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and PM Optimization (PMO) in order to assist our clients get out of the reactive maintenance spiral, and make more effective use of their scarce Maintenance resources.

Implementing RCM or PMO will assist you to:

  • Maximize equipment uptime

  • Reduce Maintenance Costs

  • Improve Product Quality


  • Improve Maintenance Quality

 Our involvement will permit you to:

  • “get over the hump” in terms of initial implementation workload,


  • avoid the potential implementation pitfalls, and


  • Ensure that you get maximum value from your investment in PMO.

We proactively focus on transferring our knowledge and skills to our clients.