Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMSs) can iron out maintenance challenges by focusing maintenance effort on proactive activities, rather than reactive ones. But the real payoff for the considerable effort involved in transitioning to a CMMS lies in developing a logic that attacks the issues with the highest risk of failure first.
Ewers Engineering has developed a failure risk-based CMMS logic for flexible implementation across a range of platforms that permits maintenance effort through the full range of proactive maintenance practices: Reactive, preventive, predictive, reliability-centered.
No matter what phase your CMMS development is in, we develop the CMMS into a flexible, transparent system capable of preventive, predictive, and reliability-centered maintenance activities at multiple sites.
This is a good time to undertake CMMS development because GIS-based CMMS has become a flexible commodity that can be developed with much less expense and more capability than was available as little as five years ago.
If your agency is developing the base data for a CMMS, consider maximizing the effectiveness of the result at this transition period. This is a time- and labor-intensive process. If it is structured well, this initial effort can develop a CMMS that can not only produce work orders and track completions, critical parts and supplies, and labor, but can be used to develop the data necessary for effective predictive maintenance practices like oil assessment, thermography, and vibration monitoring that can significantly extend the lifespan of large capital-intensive facilities. In addition, as operations and maintenance staff develop their skills with these advanced maintenance practices, staff culture of improvement tends to increase.