February 17, 2016
Any company or organization usually has a lot of information related to their maintenance. In order to carry out production in a smooth way, this maintenance-related information needs to be filed with caution and should be easily accessible to the company's staff when needed. With the technology available today, most information can be stored digitally with the aid of a maintenance management software package.
CMMS, which stands for Computerized Maintenance Management System, can help the company to plan and successfully implement its maintenance operations. This maintenance planning has several benefits, as it maximizes the equipment's operation time, reduces the need for emergency repairs, reduces costs, saves time, helps to have a better and more efficient production and, with all these factors, helps to increase the company's profit.
Most leading CMMS software providers store the information associated with maintenance and controls several things, such as:
- work orders and scheduled works;
- ongoing production;
- equipment history;
- listings of stored parts and their location;
- materials to be ordered;
- existing problems and their resolution;
- and many more.
With the CMMS software, the company can efficiently manage its “predictive maintenance“, manage its assets and control the stock. It allows to record costs, equipment data, equipment warranty, date of purchase, shipping receipts and maintenance information.
The CMMS also keeps track of the work specifications, instructions, lists step-by-step maintenance procedures and creates checklists of performed tasks and tasks to fulfill. Companies can easily check the work volume in hand and the hand labor required to do so.
When looking to obtain a CMMS, it is important to choose a software that fits both the needs and the budget of the company. If the budget is tight, companies should select a software that meets their immediate maintenance goals like, for example, list of equipment, preventive maintenance scheduling and work order printing, which allows them to upgrade later, if needed.
Either way, a good CMMS software package should always be fast and easy to implement, and it should also be automatically updated periodically, in order to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies.
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