By effectively tracking and reporting on maintenance data, the maintenance manager can measure the effectiveness of assets, and identify “bad actors” that are having the greatest impact on downtime and labor costs. The team can isolate problems, revitalize preventive maintenance scheduling and use data to drive repair vs. replace decisions.
This data also helps support staffing decisions and provides vital information on lost production issues, ultimately translating into loss of units vs. maintenance downtime. For example, with eMaint CMMS, the team can calculate that downtime of one hour can equate to a loss of 100 units. PGT Industries can also justify their maintenance staffing by tracking employee wrench time.
Prior to eMaint, the company maintained a ratio of 90% reactive to 10% preventive maintenance. Since implementing eMaint’s PM scheduling software, they have almost reversed these statistics, with a rate of 70% preventive and 30% corrective work orders monthly. The team also has increased visibility into spending and budgets by tracking labor charges to capital projects within eMaint. The maintenance manager has the ability to track and generate reports based on labor hours and costs by project.