To date, about 100 NEFCO employees utilize eMaint. Office Managers use eMaint’s purchasing feature for office supplies, mechanics login to access work, and upper management uses reports and dashboards to analyze key business metrics. All parties appreciate the system’s ease-of-use and consistent access. Hollman also reports that the number of hard copy records has been reduced rapidly since switching to eMaint – helping the company to “go green.”
NEFCO leverages the capability of eMaint to track a variety of key business metrics, including: work order types, Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), Mean Time Between Repairs (MTBR), and open work orders monthly. The company also tracks critical spare parts, and plant managers automatically receive alerts when a part reaches a reorder point. This way, each plant avoids downtime associated with not having the right parts in inventory.
NEFCO uses eMaint’s document storage feature to clearly illustrate how they maintain equipment to comply with even the strictest of standards. Hollman and Plant Managers also leverage the document storage capability to offer easy access to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), technical manuals and safety how-to’s. In the innovative Detroit plant, mechanics have tablets, so they can review these SOPs, as well as open and close out WOs via electronic signatures in the field. After successful implementation of these practices in the latest plant, the plan is to spiral this development into legacy plants.