22 Lessons Learned: Services

How to Determine if Your Business Needs a Computerized Maintenance Management System

When it comes to computerized maintenance management system or commonly known as CMMS, it is a great tool that is utilized to plan and schedule the maintenance of equipment in the same way an MRP system or material resource planning schedules the assembly and ordering of raw materials. When you use this tool, your money will not be wasted, or you will never run short on the storage that is required for your business. Compared to MRP systems, computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) are not as expensive, but you still have to maintain and learn how to use it well, aside from the cost that you have to pay. If you are thinking right now if this is all worth your effort, you have to read further in order for you to know the signs that will tell you when your business already needs a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).

How Can You Make the Most Out of Maintenance Management Systems

Not Being Able to Comply with Maintenance Schedules

One of the signs telling you that your business needs to have an CMMS system once you already have extra people working for you in order to catch up on backlog repairs is when your maintenance department is very busy handling everything that broke down, and they are no longer able to spend some of their time doing the maintenance that your business needs. Therefore, once you use a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), you will be able to avoid having an unexpected breakdown with their disruptions in production.

The Maintenance Needed Can Already Occur Even Before Repairs are Required

Most likely, you will end up deferring the maintenance that your business needs until you find out that your equipment already needs to be repaired, if you will not schedule maintenance. To illustrate, the equipment that requires oil change every now and then can only be noticed when someone already reports that it is smoking from burned oil, or if there is noise coming from it due to its contaminants that are affecting its mechanical components. If you want to use your equipment longer, you should make sure that it is already maintained well before a repair is needed. If you will not consider the maintenance that you need, you will likely end up replacing your equipment sooner that you expect, and you also need to pay more eventually because of delayed maintenance.

Instead of using their equipment’s run time as the basis to perform maintenance, some companies based it on the calendar, which can only waste their time, as well as their resources.