Outsourcing machine lubrication services often costs no more than the current payroll and benefits assigned to the staff responsible for this process. And without any consideration to the productivity gains associated with improvements in machine uptime, or the capital savings associated with longer machine life, over time, costs directly related to lubrication will actually be reduced.
Outsourcing machine lubrication services is a common business practice among manufacturers in Australia, India, Brazil and the European Union. A strong, tactical business case can be made for outsourcing this ‘routine’ maintenance function because it leaves you with the enviable opportunity to expressly focus on what you do best. Increasingly, this, and the recognition of the clear benefits, is driving acceptance of the practice in manufacturing plants across industries in the United States.