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Availability Engineering and Management for Manufacturing Plant Performance by PE, CPA Richard G. Lamb

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Chapter 1Definition and Goals of Availability Engineering and Management

Availability as a Core Subsystem of Plant and Business Performance

It is easy to understand the importance of availability engineering and management to business success if the plant is viewed within a system of money-making subsystems. Availability performance is one of these subsystems. Its strategic significance is shown in Figure 1-1.

Fig. 1–1 Availability performance as a core element of business results.

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Business success, therefore, can be viewed as a function of the following four integrated money-making subsystems.

  • Product composition, fitness for use, and producibility. ...

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