Maintenance technicians have an important job and that is to be focused on maintaining. For them to be productive and efficient, having everything they need to carry out a work order is highly crucial. This includes being able to locate the equipment in their work orders and quickly obtain the necessary spare parts that they require. It also means that they need to be able to retain parts catalogs, detailed drawings and equipment manuals to help improve maintenance productivity. When they do not have all that information readily available, their wrench time can decrease significantly. Maintenance technicians often waste their valuable time doing someone else’s job before theirs, because all the information needed for their job is incorrect! This ultimately decreases wrench time by almost 40%. So how are you able to maximize the value of your maintenance technicians and increase their wrench time? Let’s look at 4 different ways you can help your maintenance technicians!
Visual Plant Maps
When your maintenance technicians are provided with a map that helps navigate around the plant to locate assets within their facilities, it reduces the amount of time that they need to thoroughly search for assets. They can visualize the maintenance parts catalog and find the exact location within the facility to see where the assets are located. With a visual plant map, they will be able to access all the information for an asset directly from a work order in their EAM or CMMS system. This helps improve maintenance times, allowing them to quickly and accurately find the equipment needed and reduces time lost from searching for information!
Visual Selection Process
With a more visual way of choosing parts and equipment’s for work orders, your maintenance technicians will be able to reduce the time it takes for them to locate and select the correct equipment/parts. If integrated with EAM systems, you will be able to bring the visualization capabilities right to the maintenance personnel that is entering the transactional data. Additionally, being able to easily access supporting documents such as photos, parts catalogs, maintenance guides and engineering documents, significantly increases the wrench time of maintenance technicians. It makes it easier and faster for them to be able to find the information needed to complete their job.
When you reduce the stocking of unnecessary parts by eliminating duplicate and obsolete inventory, your maintenance technicians will be able to quickly find parts needed as there would be less to choose from. You can reduce the stocking of unnecessary parts by searching and filtering out the unnecessary inventory to optimize your inventory. Also, being able to easily match the vendor part numbers to spare parts in your warehouse will ensure that you are stocking the right quantities of the right parts, ultimately optimizing your inventory.
Consolidate All Documentation
Reduce confusion by consolidating all asset-related documentation into a single and reliable source. When you create an association between an asset and all the information needed to properly maintain it, it makes it a lot easier for maintenance technicians to complete their job. It allows maintenance workers to access applicable documents directly from work orders, which helps them increase their wrench time.
How NRX AssetHub Helps
NRX AssetVisualizer (part of the NRX AssetHub platform) is a visual asset, illustrated parts catalogue, and parts management solution that helps Maintenance, Reliability, and Supply Chain professionals visually identify and select the spare parts and vendor documentation they need to efficiently plan and execute maintenance work faster.
If you would like to find out more about how NRX AssetHub can help you find and visualize maintenance parts catalogue faster, contact us at 1-877-603-4679 or book a demo today!
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