No business can afford much downtime and material handling warehouses in particular have to be sensitive about time lost to failure. Maintenance is an important strategy against failure but even this activity is likely to require some downtime. A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) helps develop maintenance routines that more effectively use the available time.
Gaining More From Maintenance
A CMMS can make the time you spend on maintenance more efficient in several ways. For instance:
- This system tracks the type of maintenance done and provides alerts to upcoming scheduled services
- Maintenance-intensive systems and subsystems can be identified and tracked
- The available supply of redundant parts can be monitored and restocked as necessary
Tracking, Monitoring, and Recording
By eliminating waste, improving maintenance turnaround, and recording intricate service schedules, a CMMS can help handling warehouses improve their workflow.