Modern technology has given us the best of systems in our state of the art manufacturing lines.
The are designed and built in component and system form by some of the best minds in the world.
So when a new system comes on stream it produces per the URS and acceptance criteria.
However over a period of time normal wear and tear and maintenance issues will bring in degraded performance.
Traditionally maintenance has not been a glamorous area which has drawn engineers.
The key to combat this is training, availability of knowledge bases, expert systems and right tools.
The level of understanding is directly proportional to yield & utilization
Please check out the link giving some of my thoughts and give me your thoughts in this area.
This is a work in progress