Jasper Coetzee is a writer, lecturer and consultant who applies himself towards assisting organisations in improving their level of asset management practice

He is the author of two widely used textbooks, ‘Maintenance’ (1997/2004), and ‘RCM ProAktiv: A proactive approach to Reliability Centered Maintenance - a complete view’ (2015), is the principal of the Terotechnica Maintenance College, and an Associate Professor at the University of Pretoria.

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We are living in difficult economic times. However, this is no time to cut down on Maintenance. In a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, author Rosabeth Moss Kanter made the statement: "When the going gets tough, the tough should do maintenance."

It is surely true that businesses should cut back on non-essential spending during such times as the present. But, the question is whether maintenance is non-essential spending.

Most maintenance businesses feel the need to improve. Now, in improving there are at least two things that need attention, namely the strategy that will lead to improvement, and the tactics that will form part of the improved way of doing maintenance.

In any challenging management situation, the fight is halfway won if one knows where to start.  The same is obviously true in maintenance.  The problem is that most maintenance managers do not know where to start.