Machine break down. Management must providefor this eventually in a way that maintains thereliability and minimize the risk in the productionsystem. Whenever a machine breakdown. Thesekinds of cost occur:
Machine downtime and possible lost sales
Idle direct and indirect labor
Delays in other processes that may depend for materialsupply on the machine that is down
Customer dissatisfaction from possible delays anddeliveries
The actual cost of repairing the machine.