How maintenance increases production efficiencyProper equipment maintenance is essential for increasing production efficiency. Calculated as Actual Output Rate / Standard Output Rate x 100, production efficiency compares production rates to expected or standard production rates. Five things your maintenance team can start doing today to increase production efficiencyHaving established the importance of maintenance in improving production efficiency, it only makes sense to take advantage of the steps your maintenance team can take today to amplify production. Pivoting maintenance from a cost center to a business driver requires you to reorient maintenance as a business function and start asking how maintenance can drive production efficiency. For effective planning of preventive maintenance based on real-time data insights, utilize software like a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) that centralizes maintenance information and facilitates the processes of maintenance operations.