Types of Maintenance Management Software

Author: Ashley Combs

Manufacturing, service and facilities managers need to maintain the balance sheets between costs and profit in their businesses. Because so many of the processes in these types of companies is automated, a minute-by-minute tracking system needs to be in place and functioning at all times to ensure optimum operation capability.

Monitoring and maintaining the current and budgeted costs for their company’s equipment, staff, stock and property is vital to business success. Also a priority? Ensuring that quality control and liability are protected during service or production to prevent expensive losses or customer dissatisfaction. Work orders: Scheduling jobs, assigning personnel, reserving materials, recording costs, and tracking relevant information such as the cause of the problem (if any), downtime involved (if any), and recommendations for future action to enhance productivity.

Maintenance Management Software is a necessary part of any facility or plant functionality. There are several different packages available that keep be used alone or coupled with other Maintenance Management Software packages to maintain and optimize a business’ processes.

Inventory Control:
This particular CMMS package manages tools, spare parts, reservation of materials that are on hold for specific jobs, housing and location of all materials, purchase order requirements and tracking, shipping receipt tracking and counting of actual inventory.

Safety Monitoring: Tracking of all necessary documentation and regulations regarding safety during operations, from building codes, to equipment conditions and personnel safety procedure.

Asset Management:
There is a specific need to record current data about all the equipment and the actual property itself. Knowing that warranties are up to date, when service contracts are in need of updating, the depreciation of spare parts, purchase date and expected lifetime of all equipment allow managers to assess the value of the business at current.

Preventative Maintenance: Regular inspections of equipment and jobs are necessary to maintain a handle on profits. Checklists are often employed to track this option, so staff knows when and how specific monitoring processes have to be performed. Many businesses use one of these maintenance management software packages for their facilities, but more often than not, they’re employing a combination of each of these software packages to manage all aspects of their company and enhance their bottom line.

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Ashcom Technologies provides knowledge-based business solutions to clients through a multitude of strategies and tools. In the process, clients receive a sustainable competitive advantage through the implementation of proactive strategies and technologies. Computerized Maintenance Management Systems ( CMMS ) plays a large role in this process. Contact us today!
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