Rev up your CMMS by Doing Asset Management Better
The other looks at where CMMS equipment maintenance systems have been used as an integral part of production environments.
It makes sense that well-maintained equipment leads to prolonged asset life and reductions in downtime operating costs and better compliance.
The traditional barrier to effectively managing the maintenance process has been juggling all the tasks involved in organising and documenting such a system. Using paper based processes to track each piece of equipment by key indicators such as last service date, frequency of service and scheduling of routine maintenance can become a job in itself and is full of potential for error and poorly used time.
Computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) software was developed to organise this information manage assets and improve maintenance performance.
Managers use CMMS to track asset inventory, increase technician productivity, improve overall equipment effectiveness and lengthen equipment life. It also allows them to make informed decisions about planned versus unplanned work. The analysis used to make these decisions increase performance and achieve compliance is only as good as the data in the system. By their very nature paper based systems rely heavily on people to fill in all the information on a form return it and enter it into the CMMS in a timely manner. Which may explain why some studies estimate that as little as 10% of the capability of a CMMS is used.
Key Point: Decision making can be compromised if any of this information is missing or late.
AssetWorxs will integrate the information your CMMS needs into a mobile app that helps to solve these problems. Using a handheld or tablet technicians on their rounds can scan equipment to request previous service records, monitor assets, update compliance status measures report problems locate parts and close work orders. All this will increase the accuracy of recorded data available making your CMMS work even better and making your return on investment even more attractive.