Gone are the days when your team could solely rely on paper-based maintenance solutions. In today’s fast-paced business environment, an effective Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS), such as eMaint’s CMMS solution, is a vital tool to help ensure your success and drive operational excellence.
A CMMS solution provides a central storage location for the majority of data and information for your assets, manages and controls your work and materials management/parts usage processes, and tracks maintenance activity over the lifecycle of an asset.
What is the Most Common Driver for Implementing a CMMS Solution?
Ten Ways a CMMS Helps Drive Operational Excellence
1. Extend the Life of Assets
An effective CMMS solution can help organizations extend the life of assets, and make data-driven repair vs. replace decisions. CMMS allows you to track warranty information, and view all work history and charges related to assets. You can store and display assets in a hierarchical structure, and define asset criticality. With these tools, you can make the most of your time during maintenance or unscheduled equipment breakdowns. In seconds, your system can tell you which of your assets are next up to receive maintenance, so you can bundle PMs together to save time and money.
2. Prevent Breakdowns
With the Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Predictive Maintenance (PdM) tools within a CMMS solution, organizations can avoid disaster, large or small. Scheduling PMs at the task and/or procedural level is seamless. You also have the ability to establish calendar and/or meter-based PMs for every one of your assets. Using PdM tools within CMMS, maintenance can automatically be scheduled as needed, based on analysis of asset condition data that allows you to monitor noise, vibration, temperature, lubricants, wear, corrosion, pressure and flow independently.
– Gene Capes, Kane County Forest Preserve
3. Reduce Maintenance Costs
With all of the maintenance planning, scheduling and tracking tools that CMMS has to offer, seeing an overall reduction in maintenance costs is inevitable. Here are just some of the ways that implementing a CMMS solution will help your organization save time and costs:
- Reduce data entry through real-time mobile maintenance
- Maximize labor resources through better planning and scheduling
- Reduce time spent assembling reports through a real-time report builder
- Reduce time spent performing unnecessary maintenance by tracking PMs
- More effectively coordinate part and equipment availability
- Reduce expedited shipping costs through better coordination of part availability
- Reduce cost of lost production
- Reduce the amount of time technicians stay idle
- Extend asset life by tracking preventive maintenance
- Improve return on assets by gaining insight into repair vs. replace decisions
– Chris Miller, Curtis Bay Energy