Correct documentation and maintenance of your assets and buildings is important to ensure business continuity and to avoid undesired quality-loss of assets. Answer these six questions to see if you have the basics in place.
The interaction of humans with technology has changed. What seems to be emerging more and more is the “smart environment,” in which a place, such as an office, can hear us and see us, and take actions without our explicit intervention.Learn more
Many organizations are looking to invest in technology to improve their maintenance operations. Top reasons include reducing operational costs, reducing risk, improving record keeping, and improving maintenance scheduling.Learn more
Maintenance engineers need access to their work anytime and anywhere, both in connected areas and places without internet. CMMS mobile maintenance supports field engineers in executing their daily work efficiently. Engineers can use their mobile device or smart phones to select their next job, read specific work instructions, query asset-specific information, capture time and materials used, complete a job, and add a customer sign-off. Mobile maintenance includes health and safety checks along with dynamic risk assessments to ensure compliance with legislation and to reduce any potential risks involved.
To ensure efficient maintenance, the monitoring of dashboards and analyses help maintenance managers identify potential cost savings and improvement opportunities. CMMS software offers a broad range of management dashboards and key performance indicators (KPI’s) to analyze the performance of your assets and effectiveness of your maintenance programs and investment. Online dashboards also allow you to monitor and evaluate the performance of providers, to determine if they meet contracted service level agreements (SLA’s), uptimes, times to complete, costs and quality. These CMMS dashboards give maintenance planners immediate insight into actual operations, potential risks, and deviations in work execution.
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Reactive maintenance work, mostly caused by asset failures or maintenance backlogs, is expensive because it is not planned or budgeted but needs immediate action. Time based maintenance allows maintenance experts to plan and execute maintenance activities based on warranties, qualitative requirements, or compliancy and legislation. This type of time-based maintenance reduces reactive work drastically, including the corresponding costs.
However, more than 40% of this planned maintenance is still not executed on time, either too early or too late. Too late causes expensive reactive work, too early is a waste of investment and time. A Computerized Maintenance Management System ensures a timely execution of maintenance work with objective asset condition assessments. Once the actual condition of an asset is assessed and scored, the CMMS automatically calculates and schedules the needed maintenance. Extensive maintenance libraries of activities, deterioration curves, and cost catalogues feed the CMMS software with data and intelligence to ensure just-in-time maintenance execution.
The ultimate just-in-time maintenance is supported with real time tracking of actual assets statuses and data. Intelligent buildings and smart assets are connected with your IT network and send data about production hours, failure statuses, production numbers, and energy consumption in real time to your CMMS. Based on preset thresholds or historical information, the CMMS can accurately forecast relevant maintenance jobs, their costs, and timing.
A truly holistic view can help you avoid unnecessary maintenance and reduce associated costs. When combining your CMMS functionality within an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS), you can analyze maintenance relevancy related to your real estate strategy, space occupancy, user behavior, or sustainability targets. Why maintain a building that will be demolished? Why maintain HVAC equipment in spaces that are not occupied? Why not reduce maintenance effort by combining energy measures with preventative or condition-based maintenance? This holistic and integrated view of maintenance is the key to success for cost efficiency, business continuity, and a sustainable maintenance strategy.
In capital-intensive industries such as utilities, manufacturing, pharmacy, healthcare, and real estate, physical assets form a significant portion of the organizations’ capital and investment. Any failure is disruptive and extreme costly. In addition, the management and maintenance of assets must comply with stringent occupational, environmental, and safety regulations.
Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software and Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM) tools support organizations in maximizing the return on investment from their asset repository by increasing asset productivity and minimizing total costs of ownership. These costs include assets design, acquisition or replacement, operations, maintenance and demolishment. In most cases asset operations (including energy consumption) and technical maintenance reflect over 80% of these lifecycle costs. That makes CMMS systems a core functionality of Enterprise Asset Management as it:
In Facility Management and Real Estate, CMMS functionality is in most cases embedded in an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS). These solutions include EAM related processes aiming at FM and RE relevant assets such as buildings, workplaces, technical equipment, and installations.