A Balancing Act of Risk Versus Reward. A lubricant consolidation exercise can produce benefits to the organization – both from a financial perspective (purchasing) and from a practical product usage perspective (lubrication activities performed by Lubricant Technicians) in the facility including reliability (maintenance and repair). The purpose of this presentation is to highlight areas of risk and reward when it comes to product consolidation from varying perspectives. This presentation will touch on considerations from the OEM, Equipment, Component, Product Chemistry and associated consequences and benefits. This does not not pose to involve storage and handling practices which is a separate subject.