World Class Manufacturing is a combination of ideas and practices to maximize the efficiency and productivity of the manufacturing and production industries. World Class Manufacturers need to implement best practices and stay current on emerging technology to keep up with and stay ahead of their peers in the manufacturing world. An important tool that helps meet these challenges is a well-implemented CMMS with WCM capability.

A key tenet of World Class Manufacturing is striving toward zero waste and zero breakdowns. CMMS is beneficial in meeting and monitoring these goals. Adopting WCM methodology and put in practice with preventive maintenance will improve transparency, communication, and productivity throughout a company’s daily operations.

Developing a solid maintenance strategy ensures better equipment performance, resource tracking, and overall planning with increased cost-effectiveness. It is also important to make CMMS a part of your connected factory so that data is exchanged seamlessly and is made available to all as needed.

A CMMS can help meet your needs and exceed them with added benefits and capabilities. In addition to maintenance planning and scheduling, emerging technology can further aid technicians with their effectiveness and managers with analytics and data.

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Machine Ledger is one such technology, which monitors the maintenance of machinery, and reveals root causes for failures and adds to the machine history. It can be viewed easily through a web portal and can also allow suppliers and manufacturers to send the specifications of the maintenance that needs to be performed on each machine. Preventive Maintenance can also be scheduled based on Run Time or machine controls information in real time. Machine Ledger will also track parts failures and make recommendations for PMs (preventive maintenance) and parts replacement appropriately.

Inspections are another facet of CMMS that can help towards WCM ideals. An inspection module will allow preventive maintenance checklists with multiple value types for pass/fail, range, numeric values and other types of responses. These inspections can also lead to immediate follow-up service if any of the responses turn up maintenance issues.

Part of the World Class manufacturing methodologies (WCM), the Machine ledger in PROTEUS MMX records the maintenance of the machinery, revealing the root causes of the faults, while at the same time feeding a historical archive for failures, PM’s and unplanned maintenance and parts usage email to find out more.