Maintaining equipment is essential to the success of any company and it’s also one of the most expensive aspects of doing business. That’s why optimizing maintenance planning and scheduling with a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) is crucial. A CMMS enables you to reduce costs, improve equipment reliability, create a safer work environment, and limit downtime by automating routine maintenance tasks such as ordering parts, tracking their delivery, generating work orders, and storing completed work orders in an electronic database.

Improve equipment reliability

The cost of equipment downtime is enormous. Not only does it interrupt your production, but it also costs you money. The average business loses up to $10,000 per minute of downtime. And if your equipment breaks down when you’re in a remote location? That can mean even more expenses!

The best way to avoid these losses is through careful maintenance planning and scheduling. A CMMS can help you identify issues before they happen by tracking important data points across all process stages—from acquisition and purchase to tasks such as preventive repairs and planned overhauls.

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Control costs and reduce waste

A CMMS can help you reduce costs, equipment downtime, and manual work. It can improve your equipment’s reliability and increase its uptime by implementing predictive maintenance programs.

  • Control Costs:

From preventive maintenance to condition-based maintenance (CBM) to predictive maintenance (PdM), a CMMS can be used to keep your capital projects under control. Utilizing the right toolset for your needs will minimize unnecessary costs while maximizing on-site safety and productivity.

  • Save time:

Using a robust CMMS with process automation capabilities, you can eliminate wasted time spent on reporting or manual processes that could easily be automated through technology-based solutions such as workflow-based alerts or automated workflows. This will save time and money in the long run by reducing errors caused by human error during these tasks.

  • Reduce Equipment Downtime:

A well-maintained machine means less downtime due to breakdowns. This ultimately leads to increased production levels while simultaneously lowering overhead expenses.

Create a safer, more productive work environment
  • Reduce workplace accidents and injuries:

A CMMS is a powerful tool that can help improve workplace safety. By keeping track of equipment maintenance and repairs, a CMMS can help to identify potential hazards before they cause an accident. In addition, a CMMS can help to ensure that all safety equipment is in good working order. By keeping track of safety procedures, a business can help to create a safe working environment for everyone.

  • Reduce employee turnover:

A good CMMS will help you reduce turnover by making it easier for new hires to get up to speed on their first day at the office. It will also allow them to step back from keeping track of documentation. This will enable them to attend training sessions or other time-consuming tasks that help them develop their core skills.

  • Improve morale:

Employee satisfaction surveys show that job satisfaction correlates with productivity levels across all industries today – including construction sites where crew members spend most of their time working outdoors alongside heavy machinery and equipment. This means that having an efficient system for managing maintenance requests will benefit everyone involved (including yourself) by positively impacting both morale and productivity levels within your company’s workforce.

Limit downtime

Downtime can be defined as the time that your production is completely stopped due to a breakdown or other issue. Downtime costs businesses money due to lost production, equipment repairs, and employee morale (which affects productivity). You need to develop a comprehensive maintenance program to reduce downtime in your business operations.

A maintenance program can help you minimize downtime by providing scheduled tasks for regular maintenance of all critical components of your machinery and equipment. Scheduled tasks ensure that employees perform preventive maintenance when necessary—before significant issues arise—and not just after something has broken down. This helps prevent minor problems from snowballing into larger ones that result in costly downtime later down the road.

The right CMMS will streamline maintenance operations and improve efficiency

To optimize your maintenance operations, you’ll need a CMMS. A good one will help you:

  • Streamline maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Improve equipment reliability
  • Control costs and reduce waste
  • Create a safer, more productive work environment
  • Limit downtime

A CMMS is more than just a tool for keeping track of maintenance tasks. It can improve safety, boost productivity, and reduce costs by helping you manage your maintenance department more efficiently. When you put the right system in place, there’s no limit to what you can achieve. Schedule a free demo to see how Proteus MMX can help you!