Slow production time is an opportunity to do that myriad of small projects that maintenance kept suggesting for years, but could never implement because ‘production comes first’. Now is the time to do them.
How to find micro maintenance/efficiency projects during slow time?
When external resources are limited, what do we do? We turn to internal resources.
Rest assured that production and maintenance employees have dozens of micro projects in mind. All you need to do to find about them is to ask people, your people.
Clean that valve, replace that gasket. Clean that rust, replace that wire.
Fix this, adjust that. Move this, add that. Calibrate this, check that. Paint this, clean that.
Benefits of doing micro projects
Efficiency. Maintenance. Reliability.
Morale. Team spirit. Meaning. You name it.
‘Crisis’ is ‘Opportunity’ spelled differently