Dairies with more than 200 BMC

2009-12-24 11:01
Sales manager

Why big dairies (more than 200 bulk milk coolers) should not subcontract bulk milk tank maintenance ?

Finance people in big dairies think that money will be better used in other places than in bulk milk cooler maintenance.

Of course :

- finding and keeping skilled refrigeration technicians is not easy,

- adding more people to the payroll is not always welcomed by the board.

But by having these people in house :

- the hourly cost should be lower than using subcontracted people,

- there is no incentive for the technician to use additional spare parts and incentive to use the right ones,

- dedicated to milk cooling and not air conditioning,

- in-house knowledge gain about what is good and not good with BMC brands and models, this also helps do better future BMC investment,

- productivity gains in maintenance will be for the dairy not the subcontractor,

- control of the investments that were made in BMC by having your own people making sure BMC stay in good shape and trying to increase the BMC life cycle,

- give different (from milk truck driver) feed back concerning collection point status,

- moving BMC from one place to another is easier to organise,

- when you resell the BMC, buyers will have more trust in them because in-house people maintained them all time long,

- you can keep these technicians busy (doing technical work) all time by having them refurbishing second hand BMC when thay are not doing maintenance on field.

Dernière modification par charriau (2009-12-24 11:14)