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If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!!!
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If this proverb were applied in today’s operations, every organization would be in a reactive mode of maintenance and work

documentation methods  schedule resources with appropriate documentation and training in order for all tasks to be executed and completed based on planned and scheduled requirements. By doing so, an organization will become more proactive by bringing efficiency to equipment and expanding the lifecycle of its assets. Thirdly, material, labor, service contract management, and mobile capabilities are all needed within EAM to align the procurement of materials, inventory management (spare parts), and type of labor resources

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