Tips for Using CMMS to Plan your Preventative Maintenance

Equipment maintenance for a business can be a full-time job, or even a few full-time jobs depending on the size of the company, especially if there are many different kinds of equipment to manage. You may be wondering what CMMS is and how it can help – CMMS stands for Computerized Maintenance Management System. This is a software system that makes managing equipment maintenance easier and more streamlined. With CMMS, all your equipment maintenance data is stored on a computer. This takes all of the guesswork out of tasks and timing by prioritizing and organizing tasks, leading to increased productivity and lower maintenance costs.

To get the most out of your CMMS, you will need to identify the goals of the program. If you’re not using a computerized software system, you have some type of maintenance logbook – taking a look at patterns of maintenance your equipment has needed in order to plan for preventive maintenance will help you start on the right track. You can then schedule all of this in your software system to make it easy and convenient. 

Another problem that CMMS covers is overscheduling preventive maintenance. By using a CMMS, you will be able to look at reports that break downtime and money spent on each system, as well as parts needed and downtime. This ensures you save money and time by having the right information at your fingertips.