Efficiency and cost savings have never been at a higher premium than they are in today’s competitive manufacturing landscape. While leaner practices and the pursuit of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) have been a priority for decades, manufacturers continue to seek out additional areas where efficiencies can be expanded and optimizations applied.

Outsourced maintenance is one of these areas. All levels from C-suite executives to plant managers are finding that working with an external partner to optimize machine uptime yields significant bottom-line benefits by decreasing costs, increasing productivity and uncovering new opportunities through focus on core competencies. Let’s take a look at what outsourced industrial maintenance involves, its benefits and whether it may be right for your business.