Manufacturers rely on lean production methods, deadlines, and precision control to compete in a global, 21st-century market. Any disruption can therefore mean big financial losses. Consider what happens if a manufacturing plant loses power for even a few minutes and doesn’t have a generator to quickly restore electricity. The company wastes the money it pays to its employees for the time they cannot produce and material is also potentially wasted. If manufacturing is disrupted midprocess, some materials may end up ruined or require reprocessing — another potential financial hit. Quality of materials produced may suffer, as well, if the manufacturing process does not flow smoothly.