Your maintenance and reliability teams are made up of intelligent, competent and highly-qualified individuals. That means their time could be going to waste when it is spent on the clerical tasks that keep your preventive maintenance program going.
The more automation you can introduce to your preventive maintenance (PM) plan, the less time your team will have to waste on keeping the wheels turning, leaving them free to complete work orders and get your assets running smoothly when you need them. This is to say nothing of the accuracy you could have with a good maintenance automation plan.
This goal — more and better automation powering a preventive maintenance plan — is achievable with the right plan of action and a modern enterprise asset management (EAM) or computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). While maintenance automation may not be available for plants with basic work order systems or maintenance reporting from spreadsheets, a modern EAM or CMMS can give you the inherent components necessary to make automation a reality.
The following areas are just a few ways that CMMS automation can impact maintenance:
For some organizations, preventive maintenance isn’t enough. Maintenance departments at these companies want to gain predictive capabilities, using asset-generated data to form even more accurate work order schedules. To reach this level, it will be necessary to look toward the integration capabilities of a modern CMMS. No matter the objective, effective maintenance today means having the right data configured the right way.
Automation as a data delivery tool is proving its worth in a number of important settings.
Combining effective features with skilled oversight from Dude Solutions can help department leaders get the most out of resources, rather than seeing time and effort go into simply keeping their PM calendar in order.