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Why the Work Order Is a Prime Source for Reliability Information

Abstract

The work order is the single most important document within maintenance. Beginning as a work request, it becomes a description of work to be accomplished. If maintenance was operating as a business, it would in essence be the invoice given to the customer with total costs of labor, parts, and materials used. Crafts people understand that the work order must be accurate and correctly document work that was performed. Work orders may come in many formats. This process allows the planner to have a continuing picture of equipment problems of all types and magnitude. From the analysis of work orders, the planner and others can play a very important role within a strategy of ...

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