The benefits of
implementing a maintenance management software are greater
than most people realize. By tracking and analyzing the
maintenance being recorded, you will be able to gather the
needed information to reduce equipment downtime. Most
maintenance downtime can be reduced by adding common
maintenance tasks on a Preventive Maintenance (PM) schedule.
Other maintenance activities can be grouped together to save
time, prevent downtime, or may just be necessary. Whatever
the case may be; maintenance should be tracked in a easy
way, and also in a format which you can easily analyze. This
sounds a heck of a lot simpler than it really is. If you are
bombarded with tons of paper work orders, improving
maintenance is not going to be very easy. The paper
maintenance management system will do you no good unless you
have someone that will only sit there and go through the
work orders. In today's time that is not feasible. Compared
to the benefits you receive the costs associated with a CMMS
will be recovered within 3 years, if not sooner.
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within a CMMS / EAM that provides an enormous benefit is the
use of failure codes, some are called error codes. The
failure codes provide the user creating work orders an easy
way to identify the type of maintenance that will be
performed, why they are doing the work, and the mode in
which the equipment was performing. The failure codes
should be predefined and easily selectable. This will
reduce the time it takes to create a work order and improve
the ability to analyze the maintenance data.
can be very beneficial if used correctly. Work instructions
provide your maintenance personnel a check list or reminders
of things to do while performing the work. APIPro CMMS can
have the work instructions attached to the failure reasons.
So when certain failure reasons are used the maintenance
person can select from a predefined list of things to look
at or fix.
mentioned items are very important when implementing your
CMMS. These items will improve the information you gather
and later provide better information to analyze.
You can now
be in control of your maintenance costs. You no longer have
to worry about getting called at 2 am about what to do when
your equipment is down. When you have your EAM implemented,
you can worry about the things that matter - like reducing
maintenance costs to increase your bonus...