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Contract Maintenance

  • Contract Maintenance or not? (part 1)

    by Christer Idhammar

    With few exceptions, most mills I visit ask me what I think of contract, or outsourcing, of maintenance. In this month’s column I would like to elaborate on what kind of maintenance should or should not be contracted out and the reasons for choosing either option.

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  • Contract Maintenance or not? (part 2)

    by Christer Idhammar

    Over the 30 years I have been in this business, I have been frequently asked about whether to contract maintenance or not. I would hear these questions more frequently when less capital work was available and supplier companies began seeking work other than capital project work.

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  • Should You Contract Out Maintenance?

    by Torbjörn Idhammar

    As an option to reduce plant costs, plant managers may consider contracting out maintenance work. This may have some merit, depending on many factors, including the nature of the business.

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