Computerised Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) focuses on a parts, inventory and preventative maintenance strategy

Go by the numbers

Go by the numbers

Above all, the right Computerised Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) platform will help to increase overall efficiencies throughout the warehouse or facility. In short, understanding how to use the CMMS modules will ultimately deliver a profitable outcome: accurate tracking of assets and preventive maintenance cycles translates to better profitability.

Go by the ‘numbers.’

A detailed inventory or audit of all the equipment and related apparatus helps prioritise what should be monitored in relationship to its role in reducing downtime. ‘Numbering’ by hierarchy, or by the importance of each items and part, is a common approach to implementing a CMMS program, including a bill of material (BOM) referencing all the tagged and numbered pieces of equipment.

Preventative Maintenance (PM)

A schedule must be created showing which PM tasks should be performed and when. Will a given project require a different monitoring of assets? Too, will you be producing reports daily, weekly, etc.

Inventory

Again, use a numbering or barcoding scheme with detailed information about a part, including its warranty, location of spare parts in the facility (bin and aisle) and the vendor contact information.

Key to any Preventative Maintenance and parts inventory program is availability when needed, where is that part?  Moreover, are key people given access via mobility to find that part when critical maintenance need to be done?

Moreover, with multiple locations, make certain procedures are consistent in each facility---are the parts named and numbered the same, for example?

Keeping track of parts, issuing reports on critical equipment and their lifecycles is what Reduxo is all about. Contact us and let us help you in setting up your CMMS strategy.

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source:  http://www.reliableplant.com/Read/28932/planning-cmms-project

Ongoing Rolling Fixed Asset Audits - The Answer

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We are almost into the new year and business owners are thinking about physical inventory and how to prepare for the next six months. There are so many time consuming business related duties to eat up the work day and to exhaust the mind on and off the clock. Being alleviated from just a few of these duties and worry would be worth how much to you as a business owner?

With all that will be going on in the new year, is there also an asset audit in your near future? Do you know what you have? Did you receive the big tick from your auditors last year for your asset register?  It has been years since the last audit and you are not really sure how it will stack-up to your actual financial statement. Is there a possibility of invalid asset transactions, non-compliant asset valuation, and incorrect asset classification? Your businesses' assets are your bread and butter, wouldn't it be nice to have control and complete knowledge of your fixed assets?

Many questions have been introduced and the answer for the future of your business assets is ongoing rolling fixed asset audits. One huge expensive project every 2-3 years may not be the best way to go in today's fast paced, ever-changing business environment. Ongoing rolling fixed asset audits would be much more efficient and less expensive. It will provide you with much needed answers and take some of the worry out of business ownership allowing you to concentrate on core business.

There are many other benefits of ongoing fixed asset audits:

  • Additions and disposals are captured periodically.
  • Asset movement and transfers are recorded as they happen.
  • Always be able to pull up needed information that is up-to-date.
  • Plan and budget based on accurate data.
  • Clear your books of assets you no longer have, an advantage to tax paying entities.
  • Minimise Insurance premiums.
  • Utilise existing assets, reduce costs on new purchases.
  • Implement asset management plan.
  • Manage spares and reduce down time with an accurate inventory.

If you would like to find out more about ongoing fixed asset audits and take control of your fixed assets, we have the answer contact us.

And by the way, Happy New Year from the team at Reduxo, wishing everyone a successful and prosperous 2014.  We are certainly looking forward to a great year!