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NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Maintenance Efficiency Audits

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Energy, Technology

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Published on April 15, 2010 with No Comments

As part of its service offerings for plant and facility management professionals, Martin Technical conducts Maintenance Efficiency Audits. Through this service the Englewood, CO-based firm strives to address issues that maintenance operations may be struggling with. These issues can include a high emergency (unplanned) to planned work order ratio, huge backlogs, lack of sufficient resources, constant work interruptions, lack of spare parts when needed, and recurring failures.

Martin Technical’s Maintenance Efficiency Audit identifies and tests the critical components of an organization’s maintenance program, creates a gap analysis, suggests practical corrective actions, and provides a compass for future planning. Audits typically take two to three days for on-site evaluation, followed by three to four days of analysis and report development.

Facility managers then receive a detailed inspection report that includes information on:

  • Maintenance work process flow
  • Preventive maintenance optimization
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Inventory management
  • CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System)

Benefits of a Maintenance Audit include:

  • Reduced overall (maintenance) cost
  • Reduced downtime
  • Reduced maintenance emergencies
  • Improved equipment condition and reliability
  • Improved planning and scheduling
  • Improved inventory and purchasing processes
  • Energized maintenance staff

Martin Technical states that performing a Maintenance Efficiency Audit typically has a very high rate of return, with typical savings at 20% to 30% of the facility’s annual maintenance expenditure.

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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