September 2017

Reliability centered maintenance (RCM)
Using barcodes with CMMS

Even though it may not seem so important when all your equipment is in proper working order, keeping up with regular maintenance is a mission-critical process.

If you barely notice the benefits of preventative maintenance, you’re either doing it right, or you’ve been lucky enough to avoid a catastrophic equipment failure that makes the need for a preventive maintenance program blatantly (and painfully) obvious.

CMMS benefits

A CMMS, a.k.a Computerized Maintenance Management System, is a software program that, in a nutshell, streamlines and automates a company’s maintenance processes. CMMS solutions came about in the 80’s when managers and crew were sick of the chaos caused by trying to track their WOs, PMs and assets with paper and pencil.

Thanks to this type of technology, maintenance managers can now automate their maintenance schedules, increase asset lifetime, forecast inventory needs, and keep track of work orders via both desktop computer and mobile devices.