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Stoppage of wire drawing machines generates losses in raw material. Investigating the reasons for these stoppages in an automotive cable company revealed that lack of machine maintenance together with the low quality of used copper are main reasons. adopting preventive maintenance program, and contacting the copper suppliers to provide high quality material reduces those stoppages, and consequently saves on material and increases productivity.