Structuring the maintenance function for five business
subsystems is an important design issue for making it
part of business success
All firms and functions have five business
subsystems that must exist and thrive for
the organization to be effective
. Each must thrive in its role
even though it is constrained by a constant,
natural and valuable conflict with the other
subsystems. Each has a “dynamic” through
which it attempts to maximize itself by
weakening or killing off the roles of others.
maintenance function’s organization is designed,
include a step to conduct business subsystems
analysis and design.
maintenance function's structure will have
avoided a commonly observed pitfall: omitting
roles from its structure or locating roles on
the structure that will not allow them to
survive the natural, valuable conflict between
Links to related
Maintenance Reinvented and Business Success,
Chapter 9, Structuring five business subsystems.