3 Main Types Of Maintenance Strategies (Side-by-side Comparison)

3 main types of maintenance strategies (side-by-side comparison)

While there are a lot of different  types of maintenance strategies out there, most discussions about which strategy you should implement come down to comparing reactive vs preventive vs predictive maintenance.

If you are or were a part of this debate, you’re probably aware that the answer isn’t always that obvious.



Predictive maintenance is the best strategy on paper, but that doesn’t mean it is the best fit for every organization or for every asset.

Each strategy has its benefits and downsides, so we decided to create an infographic that gives you a side by side comparison of these three strategies.

We split it into 3 main sections:

  1. Pros and Cons
  2. Comparison graphs (Implementation cost and difficulty, Potential ROI, Dependency on CMMS, sensors, and training)
  3. How to choose the right strategy

We hope it gives you a practical introduction to this topic and serves as a good starting point for deciding which types of maintenance you want to implement in your facility.

Reactive vs Preventive vs Predictive Maintenance