“Why I would want to spend money on planned maintenance if my packaging machines are working and trouble free?” This is a question that many warehouse and operations managers have when presented with a planned maintenance program. Often it is determined that there are other expenses within the company that are more important. Normally the packaging equipment is at the end of the line and costs you money. Once your product is ready, it will go through the various case tapers, formers and stretch wrappers. Consider, for a moment, the ramifications of one of these failing: it would mean that many of those processes would have to be done by hand, or worse still, cannot be done at all.