Based on our experience most maintenance programs are either managed through Excel spreadsheets or dedicated software. Then, resulting data are manually logged in the system. This recording mode of operation has the big drawback of replicating the information and not providing an overview of the situation. Hence, we decided to develop a module within our ERP dedicated to maintenance, in order to allow users to exploit the full potential offered by the management system and, at the same time, to provide in real time the availability of resources (both machines and personnel) to business processes. The goal of the new maintenance module is simple: to record activities and deadlines related to plant maintenance through an improved scheduling of available resources and a better monitoring of every action, already completed or to be performed.
Longer equipment life;