Auditing the Maintenance Function: The starting point for an adequate management.
The article from Eng. Hugo Cardoso demonstrates on the basis of a number of audits carried out to a universe of about 30 organizations in the widest range of activities, the parameters assessed in the audits to the maintenance function conducted by Navaltik Management while simultaneously performing an analysis of the obtained results.
The author concludes that performing a diagnostic analysis to the maintenance function of an organization should be considered as a starting point for change in the processes and procedures currently used within the maintenance management system, even if that change involves a financial investment in the maintenance department. Only adequate processes and procedures can pave the way towards a stage where maintenance fully fulfills the goals and objectives it pursues – to decisively and positively contribute to the results targeted by the company.