What is a Breakdown notes process?
Breakdown notes refer to the reporting activity for both defaults or strange equipment behaviors. This reporting can be made on paper, on an assembly line computer, or even through word-of-mouth until reaching the right hierarchical level.
Breakdown notes are reported by any worker that recognizes an equipment default, failure, or potentially behaviors that need to be solved, in order to avoid future damage to the production.
How is a Breakdown notes process implemented?
This process can be specified on paper or directly reported to the superior, who will also report until it reaches the correct person. This last one will investigate the situation and make the decision on what is the best way to solve that specific problem.
Breakdown notes are essential to guarantee productivity and a minimum downtime. Therefore, breakdown notes shuld be reported efficiently in order to quicly reach the department that may make the decision on how to act. Additionally, the field team should feel at ease and have actual time to report these issues.
The goal to go from a breakdown note to a potential breakdown ticket is to trigger preventive maintenance instead of breakdown maintenance, in order tosave costs and time.