From a timely Editor & Publisher newsletter this month:
"You simply can't have every spare part in stock, and good luck reaching the one vendor who can help at 3 a.m. Sunday night. If you haven't figured it out by now nothing, I repeat nothing, breaks down in the middle of the day when vendors are available. It's an unwritten rule of newspapering.
Keep as many key parts on hand as you can. You'll never have everything that you need, but make sure to keep a decent stock of the small and inexpensive parts that can stop you dead in your tracks. Bearings, switches, spray bars, rollers, blankets, etc. won't necessarily break the bank, but they can keep you from printing."
Find out the suggestions made in this article for avoiding production delays by
visiting our user group
and linking to the article.
Our list of recommended spares for WebPress equipment is located under the heading "Spare Parts" in the user group (viewable after you have signed in).