CMMS stands for Computerised Maintenance Management System (or CMMS software). CMMS software centralises maintenance information and eases the process of maintenance operations. Helps organisations plan, track, measure, and optimise everything to do with maintenance on a digital platform. A CMMS organise and manage preventive maintenance tasks, inventory, safety, and more. CMMS is all about maintenance and work order tracking and management.
The history of maintenance has evolved drastically over a period and continues to change today. Maintenance in manufacturing can be traced back to the late 18th century, when the First Industrial Revolution took place. It was a transition period to new manufacturing processes, where machines gradually replaced human labour. By the late 19th and early 20th-century employees learned to fix and repair broken machines by themselves. As a result, maintenance became a more specialised skill set. Simultaneously, machine operators were forced to push equipment to its maximum limit, which resulted in frequent failures or downtime of machines and high maintenance costs. Soon after World War II, manufacturers planned to increase their production. An increase in production would mean an increase in maintenance costs. To overcome this situation, manufacturers began to practice preventive maintenance activities.
With the expansion of personal computing in the early 1990s, affordable CMMS software was available for small-medium sized companies. A combination of Microsoft Access® and Excel®-based maintenance management became popular. While Excel spreadsheet performed calculations and visually represented data, Access acted as a Database Management System that managed and stored data easily. Advancements in technology had a positive impact on how maintenance was performed and managed. Currently, CMMS software is hosted on the cloud and accessed over the internet.
Reasons Why You Need a CMMS?
Asset Management :
CMMS acts as a maintenance database. It stores various data regarding asset and equipment information such as images, documents, warranty info, inventory related information and much more. Users can retrieve all information related to asset management from the database in no time.
Work Order Management :
CMMS helps organisations to create Maintenance Requests, Breakdown Requests, Just Do It (JDI), and Tasks at any time from anywhere. The maintenance team can easily track a work order request, complete and update the status through the mobile app.
Inventory Management :
Computerised Maintenance Management System allows organisations to manage inventories related to equipment maintenance with much ease. CMMS will enable organisations to track and manage maintenance inventory and help you track suppliers, stocked, non-stocked, and special order items. It also can track item vendors, location of items, item cost information, and items that can be used as a substitute if necessary.
Equipment Lifecycle Management :
In a CMMS, the equipment lifecycle is not only about the history of the machine. CMMS manages and records more in-depth details about each piece of equipment from its acquisition to the final disposal. Equipment management modules consist of Preventive Maintenance Schedule (PMS), Bill of Materials (BOM), Maintenance Service Level Agreements, Equipment Downtime, Measurement Points, Safety Procedures, Inspection Routes, Specification Data and Relationship Documents.
Preventive Maintenance Management :
Planned or preventive maintenance is considered the best way to avoid breakdowns and machine downtime. It aims at improving the effectiveness of equipment by scheduling maintenance tasks to keep every asset up and running to its total efficiency.
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CMMS is the ideal Industry 4.0 solution for machine-related maintenance operations, work order and asset management.
Flexible and Scalable Platform
CMMS Mobile App
IoT - CMMS Integration
Real-Time Big Data Analytics
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
Insightful Reports and Analytics
Seamless MES & ERP System Integration
A CMMS optimises daily maintenance operations, including initiating, allocating, and executing work orders. CMMS helps the team maximise equipment availability by planning preventive, predictive, corrective and scheduled maintenance.
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