Improving efficiency has always been a motivating factor for asset-intensive companies to invest in a CMMS or EAM. When those systems become clogged with inaccurate data, it spurs them to seek a solution to that too. Operational flexibility can stem from both data and operations and can further promote efficiency and prevent data quality loss.

What does a flexible approach to maintenance practices look like? Does it stop only at data and the way it is handled? What actions can you take to adopt this mentality to increase productivity in your workplace? Here are a few places you can start:

Increase Operational Flexibility Through Operations:

Digitizing your operations through a good CMMS keeps them open, communicable and most importantly, measurable. Monitoring your business in a data-driven fashion allows you to make informed and meaningful decisions. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) will also aid in change, as they pinpoint aspects of the company that may need improvement.

Porting schedules and activities over to an online solution will also help to automate processes. This streamlines operations by ensuring that bottlenecks in changeovers or misinformation are reduced. It will also help to identify any day-to-day activities that might be slowing work down, giving you the opportunity to fix it.

Using a CMMS to enhance your work processes promotes flexible operations. Regulating the tasks of employees through a software can improve efficiency and foster a work environment that is prepared for the future.

Increase Operational Flexibility Through Data:

Flexibility is also important when it comes to asset and maintenance data. Following best practices for your digital information prevents errors and missed entries, which can quickly add up. Identifying redundancies and duplicate entries is a good first step, as well as establishing a classification system that is consistent across the corporation. For companies with little asset data, this may be a piece of cake. But for firms that are data-heavy, a data cleansing tool such as NRX AssetHub will make sure your electronic information is optimized and ready.

Taking measures to standardize your asset and maintenance data sets a precedent for your data in the future and makes it easy to comprehend company-wide. It primarily reduces time wasted attempting to interpret data from one division to another. This, in turn, allows informed, real-time decisions to be made, increasing operational flexibility. The focus on making data more accessible should be paramount if you want to increase the performance in your company.

How Can We Help?

NRX AssetHub is a data solution that works with asset-intensive companies to improve their asset and maintenance data quality. Our services help our clients cleanse data, establish informative KPIs and adopt best practices to make sure their information is accurate and understandable. If you would like to know more about how to be flexible through data and operations, book a demo or contact us at 1-877-603-4679.

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