Nearly everyone with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) uses it to schedule and track maintenance — and nearly everyone underutilizes it. The early CMMS products put paper PM processes into electronic format, but today’s CMMS can do far more. Two examples include:
- Analyze task relationships. Tasks may be related in some way whereby scheduling them together saves time and money. Consider timing (e.g., available downtime), required skill set, and involvement of contractors.
- Compare maintenance data trends to maintenance intervals. If a motor's alignment is consistently well within tolerance, why check it every quarter?