One of the biggest challenges in implementing Lean Smart Maintenance (LSM) in industrial companies is the accompanying culture change. The maintenance staff who operate the plants every day have little understanding when a process that they have carried out in a certain way for decades in some cases suddenly changes. Accordingly, change management is a key factor for successful implementation.
These considerations were taken into account when LSM was developed. For example, it is not mandatory for a company to immediately upgrade to the highest level in every sub-area of maintenance. In a consensus workshop, after diagnosing the current state, a target concept is worked out that specifies which major measures make sense for the company at the moment.
This approach is also followed with the Boom Maintenance Manager, which organizes the LSM path in modules. If a company fulfills the prerequisite of a smart criticality assessment, a decision can be made on how to proceed. Besides the maintenance budget planning tool, this is the weakness analysis - both can be combined.