1. It is impossible to implement good planning and scheduling methods
  2. Equipment failure is usually random and the root causes are very difficult to determine
  3. Higher level of equipment damage is experienced
  4. Higher equipment repair cost is experienced
  5. Higher spare parts inventory is required
  6. Greater maintenance staffing is required
  7. Higher overtime labor cost is experienced
  8. Higher machine downtime is experienced
  9. Higher risk to product quality
  10. Higher risk to human safety
  11. Higher environmental risk
  12. Lower production availability is experienced resulting in reduced capacity
  13. Lower profit is experienced
  14. Competitive advantages are lost

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by Trent Phillips