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Why fix it before it breaks?

During an argument as to the merits of preventive maintenance at a printing company, the company owner asked, "Why fix it before it breaks?" How would you, as the director of maintenance, respond?

Give an example of a good decision you made that resulted in a bad outcome. Use the six steps in the decision process to present your decision. Also, give an example of a bad decision you made that had a good outcome. Why was each decision good or bad?

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During an argument as to the merits of preventive maintenance at a printing company, the company owner asked, "Why fix it before it breaks?" How would you, as the director of maintenance, respond? 200 min

From my own professional experience and education, I would respond to the owner by following:
• Quote on the needed repair and a detailed explanation on the maintenance needed.
• Based on the information provided from the quote, I would then follow-up with an opportunity cost analysis and a SWOT analysis.
• Opportunity cost is the cost of an alternative that must be forgone in order to pursue a certain action. For example, in this case a printing company has a machine with a cost of let's say $1000.00 and the maintenance repair costs is $100.00. If the machine breaks without doing the preventative maintenance (PV) then the opportunity cost is the replacement costs of the machine.
• Furthermore, providing a document identifying the ...

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