When an organization achieves maintenance excellence, it transitions its maintenance function from a cost center to a profit center and realizes the following results:
Improved Mechanical Uptime
(World-Class Standard: 98%)
Increased Capacity & Reliability
Minimized Costs (Maintenance & Conversion)
(Reduces equipment downtime by up to 25%.)
Mitigated Risk to Quality, Safety & Property Loss
However, achieving maintenance excellence is not easy. As Prentice Cawley, Director of Engineering & Mfg. Innovation at Dessert Holdings in Lees Summit, MO, explains, “Maintenance is a game of chess. Everything else is checkers.” What this means is that the maintenance function is complex and has many variables that need to be managed. Some of these items include, but are not limited to, the following:
Accounts, Cost Centers, Departments, Expense Classes
Availability, Buildings, Downtime, Equipment, Failure Analysis, Labor Hours, Locations, Repairable Spares, Root Cause Analysis, Spare Parts Lists, Systems, Utilities
Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE)
Availability, Check Outs, Cycle Counts, Min. / Max., Parts, Stock Locations, Tools, Vendors, Warehouses
Availability, Certifications, Contractors, Customers, Maintenance / Facilities Employees, Operators, Requestors, Skills
Blanket POs, Check Outs, Cycle Counts, POs, Receiving, Requests, Returns, Stocking
This is only part of the maintenance picture. Additionally, maintenance managers are also responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
Achieving Maintenance Excellence
Ensuring Customer Satisfaction
Furthermore, maintenance managers sometimes lack top management support. If this is the case and they would like to make improvements, Maintenance is a single pawn against the other side (king, queen, rooks, bishops, knights, pawns) in a game of chess. It’s not an inspiring picture.
Welcome to the World of Maintenance!
With so many items on a maintenance manager’s plate, how can one focus on improvement let alone achieving maintenance excellence?
If achieving maintenance excellence is one of your goals, look no further, CMMS Data Group is here to help. Bill Mountjoy, a leading maintenance and reliability industry expert, was recently hired as VP of reliability engineering to build a new reliability division, MORE! (Maintenance Optimization & Reliability Excellence!). How can the new division help you and your organization achieve maintenance excellence?
One of the 1st products originating from the MORE! division is the Maintenance Excellence Status Assessment™ (MESA™). MESAs let you and your organization know where to start or improve your current maintenance excellence journey. It’s a comprehensive, onsite evaluation assessing the 15 functional building blocks of maintenance excellence and delivers the following items to help you and your team achieve maintenance excellence:
Scoring Summary & Gap Analysis
Customized Master Project Plan (Tasks, Timelines & Required Resources)
The 15 Building Blocks of Maintenance Excellence
The 1,000-point quantitative and qualitative assessment determines if your maintenance function has the proper policies, procedures, tools, and operational alignment to establish it as a profit center. The total impact of your company’s operations on maintenance excellence is evaluated and strengths and gaps are identified.
Bill Mountjoy articulates, “Maintenance is not an easy job to do well, but with the right strategy and focus, it can be very rewarding for the entire operation. We’re here to help you and your organization deliver those benefits.”
Select the following button to watch an impressive video (led by Bill Mountjoy) explaining what a MESA is all about:
About CMMS Data Group
CMMS Data Group, founded in 2000, is the market leader in CMMS software and services, providing time- and money-saving solutions to maintenance, facilities, reliability, and inventory professionals to not only increase reliability, productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction, but to make their jobs easier. Led by MVP Plant™ CMMS software and its mobile CMMS app, the company's portfolio also includes MP2™ CMMS software services.
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