CMMS with TPM makes Factory Maintenance Even Better
it comes to ongoing business operation, maintaining a structured plan is critical. The last thing your factory needs to deal with is an unexpected hiccup or delay from product defects, failures, or accidents. Determining the best strategy to minimize downtime is the typical course of action businesses take to mitigate risks.
it comes to ongoing business operation, maintaining a structured plan is critical. The last thing your factory needs to deal with is an unexpected hiccup or delay from product defects, failures, or accidents. Determining the best strategy to minimize downtime is the typical course of action businesses take to mitigate risks. However, coordinating these effortsis often a scramble that leads to stress, frustration, and short-term fixes.
Rather than adhering to this “wait-and-react” model, CMMS systems have continued to gain popularity and traction within manufacturing processes. The primary purpose of a Computerized Maintenance Management System is to manage, capture, and track inspection, maintenance and repair activities forcost containment, risk reduction, as well as improving the customer experience. When you combine a CMMS with TPM (Total Productive Maintenance),
organizations can eliminate costly machine downtime and shift to proactive maintenance methods.
GETTING TO KNOW TPM
With a history dating back over 50 years to 1961, TPM works toshift the mode of thinking within
manufacturing to preventative maintenance. As mentioned, many manufacturing installations only implement a reactive model which simply addresses problems as they occur. By integrating maintenance directly into a workflow, TPM incorporates these elements of planning to help reduce downtime and improve an organization’s efficiency.
TPM helps to orient the service and maintenance profession-alsmost familiar with a system toward remaining in charge of their maintenance andrepairs. This will mean fewer incidents of unexpected downtime and a much better overall operation.
As technology continues to push toward improved automation andreporting with the Internet of Things (IoT), the principles of TPM can beutilized even more greatly within a CMMS system. CMMS reflects the state of theindustry in its ability to monitor and address machinery in real-time. Thesesystems will serve as the core driving force behind any type of TPM to create atruly preventative maintenance dynamic.
Heading Toward Predictive Maintenance
Availability of machine monitoring systems integrated with CMMS helpsto achieve the objectives of TPM much more easily and directly for businesses.These systems are much more than a
set of business standards and a tracking spreadsheet. Instead, itprovides a live and interactive tool which management can see and understand inreal-time directly on their computers, smartphones, and tablets.
As data is accumulated, it can also provide insight onoperational trends, identify pain points, and even indicate potential problemsover time. This type of predictive maintenance can lead into even greateroperational efficiency.