Maintenance BOMs are used in asset management as a list of parts that are needed in order to maintain any particular asset. Using BOMs helps your company to plan and be better prepared for when maintenance is required. Taking the time to create BOMs within your EAM system can provide significant benefits for your maintenance operations and overall business benefits as well.
Capture Accurate Parts Information
Through maintenance BOMs you are able to identify the exact spare parts that are recommended for any particular asset. Then, you are able to order these parts and make sure they are stocked sufficiently. Without BOMs it can be very difficult to organize your spare parts and figure out what you need and don’t need. Further, good BOMs are updated regularly so you can be sure that the information is accurate and up-to-date.
Generate Work Orders
BOMs when done correctly can help to connect spare parts with equipment when work orders are made. That way, you’re automatically made aware of which parts are needed whenever a maintenance issue arises. The time saved completing work orders helps tremendously in reducing downtime and ultimately increasing your company’s revenue.
Increase Wrench Time
Help workers easily find spare parts and reduce the time spent looking for parts to simultaneously increase wrench time and reduce downtime. Workers won’t have to try to figure out which part they need and how they can find said part since the BOM will already have that information available.
Since workers are forced to search for parts and are unable to find parts on their own, they have to resort to ordering parts that actually already exist within the warehouse as well as the company’s EAM system. As a result, duplicate parts are created. BOMs can prevent this issue from occurring since they make it easy for workers to find parts that they need.
Plan Maintenance Efficiently
In addition to providing information about spare parts, BOMs also contain information about when assets have to be maintained. This allows maintenance planners to schedule maintenance accordingly and use a preventive maintenance strategy. Scheduling maintenance prior can reduce downtime and increase revenue as you are able to prevent equipment from deteriorating and ultimately failing.
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