In every company there are indicators that serve to measure management and set goals. In maintenance management there are also such indicators. Although they can change according to the type of industry; here you will see the most used maintenance indicators.

It is necessary to define the indicators to be used in the maintenance area, to avoid the risk of using and measuring a series of values that do not contribute anything to the improvement of the area.

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Remember that it is not only valuable to know the value of an indicator, but also its evolution over time. In addition, it is important to mention that these indicators must be measured in equal periods of time to be able to be compared.


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Availability indicators

Total Availability

This is one of the most important indicators in a company. It is the division between the total hours that a piece of equipment has been available to produce over the total hours of that period.


Availability due to breakdowns

This indicator is very similar to the previous one, but only includes the time of corrective or unscheduled maintenance.


Work order management indicators

N° of work orders completed

This maintenance indicator measures the number of work orders completed, with respect to the total number of orders generated in a given period.

No. of corrective work orders

It gives us a reference of the status of the plant, because it measures how many corrective orders there are in a period of time with respect to the total number of orders generated. If the number of corrective orders is high, then the plant is in bad condition.

Cost indicators

There are many indicators that refer to maintenance costs. Here are some of the most practical ones.

Labor costs

If the company divides its technicians by zones or specialties, it is convenient to measure the cost for each of the zones or specialties.

Cost of spare parts

You can make as many classifications as convenient, by warehouse, by type (mechanical, consumables, paints, etc).

Warehouse management and purchasing indicators

Warehouse turnover

It consists of dividing the value of consumed spare parts by the value of the material kept in stock.

Another way of knowing the warehouse turnover is to determine the proportion of items with incoming and outgoing movement. In this way, it is possible to find out which items have less movement in order to try to get them out of stock as soon as possible.

Average order receipt time

Measures the time from the time an order is placed until it is received. This index can be calculated by sampling a random number of orders.

To the above maintenance indicators could be added indicators relating to accident rate, environment or training. In this section, these indicators can be shared by the human resources or integrated management area.

As a final comment, it is clear that there are many indicators that can measure the maintenance management, and although they do not seem to have a direct relationship with each other.

For example, if there is a large number of corrective works, the execution of preventive works will decrease, which will lead to an increase in labor cost indicators and a lower rotation of spare parts purchased for the maintenance plan.