Have you ever looked at a modern factory in operation? There is a lot going on. People and machines are all over the place. You might say that you need a computer to keep track of everything, and that is what a CMMS (Computerised Maintenance Management System) does. Like most things in life, software controls pretty much everything in maintenance. Here are the key features of a good CMMS.
Most plant equipment run around the clock. They need regular cleaning and fine-tuning to keep them working well. You can avoid costly repairs by keeping your machines in tip-top condition. The CMMS schedules preventative maintenance and other tasks for assigned workers to carry out in an orderly manner, and sends reminders to make sure workers do the work.
The CMMS comes in handy for reporting problems and assigning work for machines and other equipment that may not be working right. The assigned worker receives the job order through the system and, after doing the work, marks it complete. The maintenance manager then gets a notice about the completed work.
Plant and factory machinery are expensive, so they have to last a long time. The CMMS can keep records of the repair history of each machine and piece of equipment. This can help the maintenance crew identify and solve problems by looking back at how it was the last time. The CMMS can also provide evidence of maintenance worker performance, for use in audits and certification.
The CMMS notes every nut, bolt and other stuff used for maintaining machines and equipment, and can inform the manager when stocks are running low. It also helps the manager keep track of who uses up stocks, when and for what.
The main value of a CMMS system is keeping maintenance workers accountable for their work, and prolonging the life of expensive equipment. Without a CMMS, it can be hard to keep track of anything. It can save a manufacturing business a lot of money, time and effort.