CMMS Implementation Pitfalls with Scott Rojas
CMMS is the best way to ensure better performance of your assets and organizations tend to buy systems like that because they want to automate their job processes to monitor and control the performances closely. Putting together a team of experts is a good way to do your need analysis. The selection and implementation process depends on the experience of that team because there are a lot of CMMS available in the industry. Your team is going to help you select, design, and configure those systems depending on your requirements and purposes. The needs in some cases could be that you want to integrate the CMMS with other systems they have in place. The Mobility Solutions are what most of the organizations want now.
The requirements like flexibility and scalability are important too. So basically, it all comes to the features that you are looking for and you want to minimize the risk factor by stopping failures. The implementation of a CMMS is rather tricky so there are some pitfalls that organizations fall into during this whole process. Whenever a new system is to be implemented, employees always think of their individual goals and aligning their goals with the organizational goals should be the top priority of the maintenance programs.
After the vision is communicated to everyone, stakeholders need to focus on the features and demonstrate the potential benefits to everyone so that they may be able to relate things by comparing them to their business processes and everything else they have or will need in place. It is a journey that takes a long time to get a successful outcome. Organizations need to have the right tools, drive people towards using them, and train them if needed. For this to be done, they will need proper phase plans.
The next thing to do is get the work order in place and make sure you involve people who are working on the systems on daily basis. They are the ones who can give you those insights and information about your assets to reduce risks and cost. You will need data points to handle those risks, and having more sources for system data is a good practice. In order to avoid failure, you need to lock-step your CMMS with your work processes and keep updating the data as changes in your workplace occur. You need to increase the value of your systems over time by feeding the information to your CMMS.
The changes in your CMMS will keep happening with the change in failure codes and your work needs. You are going to need other special purpose systems too in order to control these changes because CMMS can’t handle all your work. Overloading your CMMS just because you didn’t analyze your needs in the first place is what leads to unsuccessful results for the organizations. Having a good reliability strategy and getting all the resources from everyone who can help is the key to success.
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