As the maintenance manager, it is your responsibility to ensure that equipment and facilities are in good working condition. But how do you achieve this? By making and implementing a maintenance plan.
For years, many companies have been relying on excel spreadsheets to manage their asset maintenance. Now imagine tracking the maintenance cost, availability of spare parts, and the asset location using a spreadsheet. It’s time-consuming, right?
Here are the main reasons why you should switch to Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
- Improve Efficiency
Does your company engage maintenance technicians to service your assets? Then you must ensure they are up to date on the work orders given to them. In most cases, this is a challenge.
But why? The technicians are always on the move. Investing in CMMS software is the only solution. It allows them to access work orders at any time or location via a desktop or a mobile application.
With this, the maintenance manager duties become easier. The reason, he or she doesn’t have to chase after technicians to check whether they’ve concluded their work orders or not.
- Know When Repairs Are Due
The CMMS software helps you to automate the scheduling of maintenance tasks in your firm. With this, it helps the management to be proactive rather than be reactive to machine breakdown and failures.
Further, the system helps you understand the maintenance tasks that have been done and which have been overlooked. It also estimates how long a repair job should be done and the exact duration between repairs. With this, the management can always tell when something is off and work towards resolving it before it gets out of hand.
- Generate Equipment Breakdown Reports
At times, the maintenance problems are caused by a little subset of the machine or equipment. The managers can get historical records of problems and breakdown reports of the said equipment. If the maintenance cost is high, the management can work towards replacing the said equipment. This will help your firm to save time and money.
- Save Operating Costs
Tracking repair reports prevents breakdown and the spontaneous repair costs associated with this breakdown. It improves the efficiency of routine maintenance tasks which lowers the need for repairs.
Therefore, preventative machine maintenance is vital in ensuring that companies rely on available and accurate data to determine the expected lifespan of any equipment. With this, the management can make arrangements for replacements before the equipment becomes obsolete which ensures that the business remains functional throughout the year.
- Make Fewer Mistakes
Yes, a given machine or equipment has broken down. What next? Well, this is dependent on the system you’re using. For instance, if you’re using a manual system, the next system will be a trial and error method of identifying the problem and solving it.
That’s not the case with automated CMMS systems. Here, you’ll get detailed service logs and schedules that help you see what transpired and when. Even better, it helps you learn from past jobs thus preventing you from making a mistake twice.
CMMS helps manage maintenance tasks in manufacturing companies. Managers rely on this system to prevent and respond to machines and equipment breakdown.