What happens when Maintenance is required to report to Operations?

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Many argue that maintenance should report to operations, creating a decentralized maintenance organizational structure as a means to create a closer relationship and better ownership of equipment. Sounds great, but it doesn't work.

The fundamental problem is - when you ask operations manager(s) with little to no maintenance experience to take on both roles, they cannot do both jobs successfully.


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Source: IDCON