Spring is in the air and what better time to talk about all things green—especially the kind that goes in your wallet!
If you are thinking about the long term fitness of your operations and the health of your facilities and assets then pumping the brakes and adding a little extra maintenance to your operations can yield remarkable benefits.
Below are 4 undeniable benefits to making the switch to a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Software):
1. Manage and Plan For Aging Infrastructure
A new machine might be easy-peasy to maintain at first, but over time it will require a bit more care. Having all of the machine’s historical data and documentation (i.e. manuals and service history) stored in a CMMS will make maintaining it much easier in the long run. FacilityONE, for example, allows the ability to capture everything from make/manufacturer, to photos and manuals, to work order history on every piece of equipment in your facility.
2. Organize Safety and Best Practice Processes
A CMMS doesn’t just keep the the health of your facilities in order, it also protects the people working in your facility by managing health and safety information. The software can facilitate inspection rounds, act as a storage hub for checklists, material safety information and safety procedures, and even keep track of maintenance techs’ specialties and certifications. Plus, you can set up checklists and other workflow systems to establish consistency and best practices. This is beneficial for tasks like troubleshooting because it gives you a solid overview of the steps taken to maintain your assets.
3. Track Maintenance Costs and Reducing Energy Consumption
A robust CMMS can tracks parts, labor hours, service history, and even vendor invoices all within the work order itself. This makes it easy to report on where the budget was spent, identify areas that are running over budget, and make educated decisions about whether a piece of equipment should be repaired or replaced. You can also manipulate data to show the cost of corrective versus preventative maintenance, which identifies areas for improvement in your current maintenance approach. Additionally, adhering to maintenance schedules and keeping systems in good condition ensures equipment is operating as efficiently as possible. This helps to limit the impact your equipment and assets have on the environment.
4. Build The Process and Keep It In One Place—Without All The Paper!
Text messages, loose emails, scrap notes and word of mouth might seem like a simple way to handle a work order request, but these “systems” carry a high risk of being lost or forgotten. A CMMS, on the other hand, lets non-maintenance employees quickly and easily submit work orders through an employee portal. And it keeps those work orders stored, filed, and organized. This cuts out broken communication practices and gets the right information into the hands of the right technicians. And think of the time and labor savings if you’re no longer trying to keep up with filing stacks and stacks of paper work orders!
In summary…. It’s time to Stop Correcting and Start Preventing! Efficient maintenance management should never be an afterthought—Whether you’re a small or large organization, scheduling and tracking maintenance with a CMMS will let allow you to get ahead of your corrective maintenance and work towards a preventive maintenance strategy. Contact email@example.com to see how FacilityONE can bring the green to you!