Reliability from a CMMS Perspective with John Reeve
This episode is about the book, Reliability from a CMMS Perspective by John Reeve that will be coming out this fall. Often times, companies just implement a CMMS into their reliability programs and the software doesn’t live up their expectations. So, what exactly goes wrong with such kind of projects? How do they get it right? The simple answer may be is that they expect too much and too fast. The results from any SAAS oriented system take time and they require patience. Then there needs to be some sort of consultation between the reliability engineers and the management of the company if they are ever going to implement a CMMS correctly.
Then they need to have a good benchmarking mechanism and they need to buy the systems exactly based on their operational needs. So what makes a CMMS good or bad? Well, if your CMMS system is not helping you make those value added decisions in your daily work, then you definitely need to reevaluate your choice. A good CMMS system should address all the failure modes and should generate the results that will help you make the best decision to reduce the failures and keep the utilization of your assets optimized. But for this, you need to identify the failure modes correctly and understand the results of CMMS perfectly.
What’s wrong with the approach of companies is that they either don’t consider the failure history valuable or they just fail to understand the meaning of it because they don’t try the alternative analysis techniques they have in store. So how do you capture the accurate data? Mobility solutions help a lot in this cause. Then you can add extra usability requirements in the CMMS if you know what to look for and how to configure it. If you want to have really great analysis results, you need the failure text the most.
The organizations need to play an active role as well that includes their knowledge workers that can help to provide a valuable guide to align the organization’s specifications and business processes with the CMMS rather than only relying on the software vendors—they provide the best insights related to the software though. They need to build the hierarchy for failure data, gather it correctly and then cleansing the data so that it can be free of any errors because of heterogeneous sources. So, you need to have the right champion in place from the very beginning. And while buying make sure if you will be able to perform customization by yourself or would the vendor specification be enough for your requirements.
If you want your profitability high, you need to have the right initial variables—a road map and destined objectives—that are used as inputs for the software. It also involves the organizational framework that includes the clearly defined procedures, policies, roles and responsibilities, and so on. This book helps greatly in planning and scheduling the implementation from start to shut down for the system with great insights about failures as well.
- Eruditio, LLC
- A Smarter Way of Preventative Maintenance – Free eBook
- Maintenance Planning & Scheduling: Planning for Profitability Video Course
John Reeve Links:
- GoMaximo 2016
- IMC 2016
- RCM Blitz by Doug Plucknette
- Reliability Conference 2017
- John Reeve
- Total Resource Management
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