July 23, 2021
Equipment Maintenance Management Software
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Equipment and tools are essentials to daily operations and down equipment can cause work stoppage and a potential loss of revenue. No matter what type of equipments and tool you use, without properly functioning assets, your business can't earn.
Equipment Maintenance Management is key to having properly functioning assets and avoid costly break-downs. With proper planning, you can easily setup schedules inspections and ensure that essential tools and equipment are kept in working orders and problems found ahead of time and fixed before they become show stopper issue.
- Maintenance costs are estimated to range between 15% and 40% of total production costs (Dunn, 1987; Lofsten, 2000).
- Eighty-eight percent of industrial facilities follow a preventive maintenance strategy; 52% have a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and 51% use a run-to-failure method.(Plantengineering.com, 2020)
- Running a piece of equipment to the point of failure could cost up to 10 times as much as a regular maintenance program would (Buildings.com, 2018).
- Companies can save between 12% and 18% by using preventive maintenance over reactive, and each dollar spent on maintenance saves an average of $5 later on.
These statistics show just how important maintenance strategies are in terms of improving operational reliability, no matter how well you’re doing in comparison with the industry overall.
There are two types of maintenance, Reactive and Preventive. Reactive maintenance is done when something breaks down unexpectedly. This is the type of maintenance you don’t want to find your team performing, as this would mean downtime and often, higher costs. Preventive maintenance, on the other hand, involves the careful planning and scheduling of inspections and safety checks to ensure that downtimes and the need for reactive maintenance are minimized.
Your maintenance management plan should include regular pre-schedules preventive maintenance for all your equipments. Whether you base these on milage or hours or usage, keeping up with maintenance tasks is best way to avoid downtime.
Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) like TookWorks, make it easy for you to keep up with preventive maintenance for all your assets. You can schedules service tasks in bulk for similar assets types and get notified when next service tasks are due.
Advanced scheduling of preventive maintenance helps avoid scheduling conflicts and ensure that equipment are properly inspected and serviced as per plan, helping increase overall tool usage, improve productivity and reduce downtime.
Mobile Work Orders
Mobile Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) like TookWorks enables you team to manage equipment maintenance and related service orders in the field.
Service Technicians get automatic notification of assigned work orders and can see details of work to be done with a simple Scan And Service feature, instead of having to go through manual paper work orders. Not only does this streamline the entire maintenance process to get equipment back to their duties, but results are uploaded instantly.
Monitor Progress on the go
You need an effective way to track service progress and uncover issue early-on before they become problem. Paperwork orders and playing phone tag with technicians can slow down productivity. To get assets in and out of the shop quickly, managers can create and assign work orders using mobile app.
No matter how your business handles equipment maintenance, mobile work orders allow you to collaborate with technicians in real-time, track progress, automatically record detailed service history and get notified when it is complete, allowing you to put asset back in use immediately.
Computerized maintenance management software like ToolWorks helps you automates and streamlines equipment maintenance process, ensuring that assets are regularly inspected, serviced and kept in running condition. Staying connected through software and a mobile app ensures everyone on your team can view work orders and clearly understand repair needs.
To learn more about computerized maintenance management software with equipment management, check out ToolWorks