Companies are spending thousands, tens of thousands or maybe even hundreds of thousands for computerizedmaintenance management systems with the intent of developing corporate knowledge. This knowledge is used to improve just how effective and responsive as well as the quality level of service provided by technicians.
Automation of the maintenance management process increases accuracy of data, accountability, asset usage, efficiency, reliability and productivity while reducing asset management costs.
With all the information needed at hand about maintainable equipment, repair schedules, required parts inventories, maintenance decisions can be made on three levels. The strategic level involves the long term planning of facilities. The managerial level involves decisions concerning the acquisition of resources and their effective and productive use. The third level is operational and concerns itself with the implementation of the strategies and tactics on day-to-day operations.
A major challenge in the implementation of CMMS is the development of the database of maintainable assets and is often the stumbling block that stalls programs from moving forward. Considerable labor hours are required to gather the information that identifies the asset, asset type, its location, description, manufacturer, model number and serial number as well as performance and maintenance requirements.
Centennial Associates, Inc. has experience bar code tagging identified assets, collecting data with our Bar|Scan® Asset Management System and exporting information to populate the customers selected CMMS program. In some cases several years may be required for the customer to internally populate their database if done on a day-to-day basis. Our teams help reduce that time by months and years. Let us help you develop your data in a timely manner, accurately and at a reasonable cost. Call 1.585.671.0544 today for a quote on your CMMS project. “Helping others get their ducks in a row”, not just our tag line, it’s what we do.
Our inventory services are normally billed on a per piece basis. Actual fees may vary according to the level of detail required, logistics, handling and the amount of information collected.
Pictured here are the Centennial teams tagging maintainable assets for a food market customer at a new installation and some of the related equipment.