Does your maintenance staff have to wait on parts, wait for the equipment to be available, search for tools to do their job, work lots of overtime, travel long distances to the job, etc? Most maintenance staff work in pairs. This means that when you see one of your maintenance staff struggling to do his job, then his counterpart is struggling as well. What is the result? You may have a hidden cost (twice the labor) that you did not realize!
What can you do to avoid this? Make sure that your work is correctly planned. Job plans should be created, and be accurate and available. The required parts should be staged once the work is planned. Machine drawings, special tools, permits, etc., required to complete the maintenance activity should be identified in the job plan and be available as part of the job kit. Once all of this is done the work should be scheduled. These steps will help your maintenance staff focus on work and not on searching for the resources they need to complete their assigned maintenance tasks. You will save money and have more reliable equipment.