Spare Parts Optimization
Organizations stock what they believe to be the critical spare parts for key assets, to avoid extended production outages. EAM and CMMS parts optimization requires data to determine which parts are critical, and the optimal number of parts to stock in each case. If the data they use to make these determinations is inaccurate, they stock the wrong parts, or stock insufficient quantities.
Parts Identification & Ordering
During day-to-day operations, it is routine for maintenance staff to need to identify, examine, and order parts. Unfortunately, modern Maintenance Management applications rarely provide the visual content maintenance professionals require to quickly and accurately access the information they need to carry out their jobs. This results in wasted effort spent verifying information, and can lead to ordering wrong inventory.
Incomplete and inaccurate EAM and CMMS data results in:
- Duplicate spare parts being stocked
- Critical spare parts being out of stock and then expedited
- Stocking of spare parts for decommissioned equipment
- Growing inventories of spare parts
- Poor parts descriptions and ambiguous data
- Increased capital spending on spare parts
- Missed opportunities to reduce inventory