Planning Your Machine Maintainence

When it comes to your business, there are some things you can control and some things you can’t. You can’t control when a machine breaks down or what part will need to be replaced. However, you CAN control how prepared you are for repairs. That’s why we recommend purchasing Spare Parts Kits in advance. Here’s why it pays to be proactive:

 

1. Spare Parts Kits minimize downtime. 

Downtime is expensive—there’s no two ways about it. Shipping the part you need, even overnight, takes time. And expedited shipping gets pricey.  If you are down for even a day, think about how much production and money will be lost. And if the line is down, what are your employees doing during that time? In many cases, they are just sitting around waiting for repairs to be made. This not only disrupts their workflow but also leads to lost productivity.

A spare parts kit ensures that you have the parts you need on hand so that repairs can be made quickly and efficiently and your team can get back to what they do. 

 

2. Spare Parts Kits help you be better prepared—and anticipate maintenance needs. 

Having a Spare Parts Kit in your facility is a tangible reminder about maintenance and repair. They help you to stay one step ahead of the game by anticipating repair needs before they happen. You are busy enough running your company, you don’t need surprises. 

 

3. Purchasing a Spare Parts Kit before you need it gives you more control over your cashflow

You know you have to account for maintenance and repair needs when you plan your budget. If your line is down, it has to get back up and running. If you don’t have the part you need, you have to purchase it, even if the timing isn’t ideal. But, if you make the purchase of a Spare Parts Kit in advance, you can better plan for it in your budget and ultimately have more control over your cash flow. 

 

4. Spare Parts Kits represent a cost-effective solution that will save you frustration and headaches . . . 

It may seem easier and simpler to wait and just purchase any spare parts as you need them and that you’d save money that way—but it’s actually quite the opposite. First, think about all the steps that need to happen to make a purchase at your company, from getting on the phone and figuring out which part you need, to the required  people approving the purchase, signing the quote, and processing payment. Do you really want to be doing that while also juggling the stressful situation of halted production? Not to mention, you most likely will be paying for expedited shipping so you can get your line back up ASAP.

Our engineers know our machines inside and out and already did the leg work of figuring out which parts you should have on hand- so you don’t have to. Why add more stress and complication to your day?

 

Be Proactive

 By being proactive and purchasing a spare parts kit now, you are making an investment that will save yourself time, money, and headaches down the line. Don’t let your company be caught without the parts it needs to keep production humming along smoothly. So what are you waiting for? Avoid surprises, avoid unnecessary stress, and preserve your company’s bottom line. Contact us today to learn more about our different kit options!

Sammi is an employee of Apex Filling Systems. She serves as an executive assistant to help deliver functional, efficient, and affordable filling solutions to Apex's customers.