Paul Lachance, Smartware Group
The benefits of total predictive maintenance (TPM) and mobile CMMS can enhance a plant's efficiency and optimize the use of existing labor such as labor, capital, and materials.
CMMS can help companies that utilize lean manufacturing in eliminating waste in inventory, waiting, defects, and underused employee creativity.
In planning maintenance strategies in 2015, managers will have to balance the demand to save money and resources without sacrificing quality.
By utilizing these CMMS capabilities maintenance professionals gain the upper hand for meeting the practical demands on their departments as well as the strategic goals of their organizations.
Integrating a CMMS with an open platform communications (OPC) server can lessen breakdowns and manual entry, helping maintenance managers get information in real time.
Companies should consider improving their maintenance in 2014 to keep their operations running smoothly
All contracted work should be tracked by a CMMS database. Just as the maintenance manager assigns a job to a staff member and issues a work order, he should do the same for outside technicians.
Better management of corrective and preventive work orders means a more efficient maintenance team will provide workers more capacity and reduce unnecessary overtime
If you want to score points with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) auditor next time he pays a surprise visit to inspect your plant, show him an on-demand preventive maintenance (PM) report from your computer maintenance management system (CMMS) and watch the corners of his mouth turn slightly upward.
CMMS is an answer to a prayer. Finally every piece of equipment, every spare part, every outside maintenance contractor, invoice, leasing agreement…essentially any maintenance-related document finally has a home in CMMS.