Regular maintenance activities are essential to keep your equipment and assets running smoothly; this is where preventive maintenance comes in. By scheduling maintenance based on real-time data insights, preventative maintenance helps reduce the likelihood of equipment failure and unplanned machine downtime. There are several types of preventive maintenance, including time-based, usage-based, predictive, and prescriptive maintenance.
Preventive Maintenance Scheduling: The CMMS should have robust scheduling capabilities to create and manage preventive maintenance tasks based on time, metre readings, or usage triggers.
Task Templates: Task templates create consistent and efficient preventive maintenance orders.
Work Order Management: The CMMS must have a comprehensive work order management module to track preventive maintenance tasks, assign technicians, and monitor progress.
Equipment and Asset Management: A CMMS should provide a centralised database to store and manage equipment and asset information, including specifications, maintenance history, and documentation.
Inventory Management: To ensure preventive maintenance is carried out efficiently, it is essential to have an integrated inventory management system that maintains adequate stock levels.
Mobile Access: Technicians can access and update preventive maintenance tasks on the go, enabling real-time data collection and improving efficiency.
Reporting and Analytics: The CMMS should have reporting and analytics features for tracking maintenance metrics, identifying areas for improvement, and monitoring KPIs.
Alerts and Notifications: The system should be able to automatically alert maintenance teams and stakeholders about upcoming preventive maintenance tasks or deviations.
Integration Capabilities: A CMMS that can integrate with other systems like SCADA, IoT sensors, or ERP software enables seamless data exchange and enhances the effectiveness of preventive maintenance.