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Preventive Maintenance

An equipment servicing approach considered a precursor to Total Productive Maintenance that is based on regularly scheduled checking and overhauling by maintenance personnel to decrease breakdowns and increase equipment life.

In lean manufacturing, hourly workers have daily responsibilities for performing basic preventive maintenance tasks like checking lubrication levels, the condition of filters, and the tightness of nuts and bolts.

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