Jason began implementation by scheduling work within eMaint, and labeling assets with numbers and descriptions to help make entering work simple and streamlined. The team also made sure that the core fundamentals of the system, such as asset structure and nomenclature of spare parts, were standardized. Jason used a two-pronged approach to change company culture: he leveraged eMaint to encourage the philosophical change to proactive maintenance, and revamped Drylocks’ planned downtime procedures.
To help accelerate the shift in philosophy, Jason’s team slowly integrated new, eMaint-centric procedures into employees’ daily lives, such as emailing work orders to technicians and production from the system. Today, technicians and operators rely on eMaint to do their jobs effectively. Technicians and operators use scheduling tools and eMaint dashboards such as “Operator Work.” This live widget filters all open work for operators for each specific line to see open work orders, and when the jobs need to be completed. Operators can click on the work order to open it with work instructions attached. Training videos are also embedded on eMaint dashboards.
Jason also developed a dashboard for the entire team to see when PMs and production are planned, and to make scheduling for group work easier.
Prior to eMaint, Drylock scheduled maintenance once a week, with long periods of equipment shut down. With eMaint, Drylock schedules equipment shut downs more frequently in smaller time increments, and ultimately increases equipment and employee productivity. Jason created a dashboard to track the trends of productivity in the short and long term for maintenance.