Preventive Maintenance – Better Maintenance, On Time

Equipment breaks down. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a semi-truck, an earthmover, or a multi-ton metal casting manufacturing machine. They all break down over time. This is why companies hire maintenance technicians.

When that equipment breaks down, someone has to fix it. Someone needs to get it back up and running so that the truck can get moving, the building can be built, or the plant can get back to producing. That someone is you and the service technicians on your team.

If you’re like most of the managers in your industry, you get called in only when something goes wrong. That means that your boss is going to be anxious to get things up and running again, because while that equipment is down, everything stops.

But, what if there were a better way?

There’s an old saying that goes: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In the business of maintenance, this turns out to be doubly true. Research shows that most manufacturers tend to run their machines to failure. One study by the McKinsey Global Institute (pg. 69 of this report) found that there was about $517 billion in savings by the manufacturing industry by implementing data-driven preventive maintenance. Preventive Maintenance is extremely effective at reducing the costs associated with down time and breakdowns, and the preventive maintenance is significantly cheaper to perform.

Now let’s be clear about something. This isn’t new information. Most businesses talk about how effective preventive maintenance is. But, when push comes to shove, The Preventive Maintenance processes simply aren’t fully implemented. There are a number of reasons for this, including outdated tracking systems, lack of communication, and lack of accountability. But regardless of the reason, it’s costing your company money.

This is where you become the hero.

ManagerPlus has every tool you need to make sure that you never miss a PM again. It has asset tracking, to make sure that no piece of equipment falls through the cracks. It has PM schedules, so that you can automatically generate schedules for all equipment. And, it has a state-of-the-art planning system so that you can track your work orders to your technicians and know that your equipment is being maintained at peak efficiency.

Now this doesn’t mean a lot if you don’t know how to use it. This software has the ability to do amazing things, but if all it does is sit on your computer, that power is going to waste. If you find yourself in this situation, it might be time to figure out how to put those tools to use. If you’re a current ManagerPlus customer, feel free to give your Account Manager a call. If you’re not a customer yet, give us a call! We’re at 800.730.9965, and we can help you figure out how to better use the Manager Plus software to become the hero your company needs.

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