When equipment data is incomplete or incorrect, it affects more than just the maintenance team. Every time a piece of equipment goes down for unplanned maintenance, a crew of workers who operate the machinery is idled as well. Maintenance is an expensive but necessary operation in any asset-intensive business. Whether in a chemical plant, oil refinery, or a transportation company maintaining a fleet of trucks, proper maintenance data is essential.
But when maintenance data is improperly created or maintained, costs for unplanned and unnecessary maintenance can quickly spiral out of control:
- Incorrect maintenance tasks linked to the wrong equipment triggers both unplanned and unnecessary maintenance
- Spare parts and BOMs that are not linked to the equipment lengthen the time required for maintenance scheduling and execution
- Invalid or incomplete parts descriptions lead to excessive purchasing to get the “right” part for maintenance tasks
- Every unplanned or unnecessary maintenance window idles expensive operations personnel
- Many unplanned or unnecessary maintenance activities expose personnel to unsafe or hazardous situations
Increasing the man-hour safety exposure with unplanned maintenance raises the risk factors significantly in most of the industries we support. Raising man-hour safety exposure unnecessarily is critical, and injuries relating to that unneeded maintenance roll all the way up to the executive level.
At PiLog, we got our start as an Enterprise Asset Management company. We know equipment and maintenance. By allowing PiLog to capture the correct equipment data across your company, ensuring that all the same equipment shares maintenance tasks, BOMs, and spare parts, your Maintenance and Operations teams can build an effective Asset Maintenance process. The proper data will allow the Maintenance teams to properly schedule maintenance and eliminate the unplanned and unnecessary maintenance that is the result of poor Master Data.