At one time, the maintenance department in many organisations was primarily regarded as an overhead cost, one which was unfairly placed first in line when it came to budget cuts. These days, it is generally accepted that the maintenance function can play a pivotal role in improving operational efficiency, supporting regulatory compliance and reducing costs.
Some maintenance teams use a CMMS (computerised maintenance management software) package to plan, schedule and report on their workload. Unfortunately, and for a variety of reasons, it is not uncommon to hear that a CMMS implementation has not delivered the anticipated operational or financial benefits.
It certainly doesn’t have to be that way. There is no reason why a CMMS project should not start delivering measurable benefits almost immediately – and you can make this much more likely to happen by ensuring that your CMMS evaluation scores highly in 4 key areas; which handily, all begin with the same letter.
These are The Four I’s of Successful CMMS.