It has been said that if you think education is expensive,  try ignorance. The high cost of ignorance can affect all aspects of life. In industry,  this includes maintenance, machine reliability, safety, and lost production.

Unexploited opportunity is lost opportunity—a costly consequence of ignorance.

The financial impact suffered from unplanned/unscheduled maintenance can be huge. You should strive to make the investment to properly educate and train your group so they become empowered to drive change, improve equipment reliability, reduce costs and improve MTBF. Education can transform the group into game-changers in the area of reliability and cause them to question everything that is currently occurring within the program, recognize the opportunities and strive to improve.

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, by Pete Oviedo Jr