Saving cost on Maintenance by, for example, resizing the team or deciding to stop doing certain tasks results in a lower reliability of the assets. Yes, in the short term Maintenance spend decreases. Moreover, combined with a subpar equipment reliability starting point, the medium-term effect will be also be a further reduction of asset reliability. This will lead to more corrective maintenance tasks as more equipment breaks down. In the end, the cost will be at the same level or higher because Corrective Maintenance takes more time and effort to fix, can have collateral damage and parts that need to be replaced can be costly. In this scenario, downtime increases so production output and maybe even product quality are negatively influenced.