Once great-quality EAM/CMMS asset and maintenance master data can deteriorate over time in any asset-intensive organization. Understanding how this comes about can help prevent the same issues from occurring when you finally transfer data to your new EAM/CMMS system. It can help you avoid the consequences of poor asset and maintenance master data, including how it prevents you from maximizing your investment in a new EAM/CMMS system. The following are important ways you can tackle this challenge.
Keep Equipment Data Up-to-Date
EAM/CMMS equipment data can deteriorate over time and become inaccurate if not kept up to date properly. When changes to equipment occur within your plant, it’s essential to immediately make changes to your EAM/CMMS equipment data, or else you risk your data becoming unaligned with your current plant. Asset and maintenance master data must also be updated if the following changes are made:
Maintenance practices are altered –> Maintenance practices can be changed in numerous ways. One way might be that your company shifts from taking part in reactive maintenance and switches to a preventive maintenance strategy. If your company does this but fails to update its EAM/CMMS data to reflect this change, problems can occur.
Engineering Changes –> Assets may be altered in design to where they require entirely different spare parts to be repaired. If changes to asset design occur, but the spare parts and BOM data within your EAM/CMMS system doesn’t reflect it, it can cause lots of confusion for workers.
Duplicate spare parts in your EAM/CMMS system can also cause problems. Workers may have trouble finding parts within the EAM system because of the poor descriptions of parts. As a result, workers will create duplicates in the EAM system when they need to order the part but can’t find it in the system. The more duplicate parts you have, the more disorganized your EAM system becomes.
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