Maintenance professionals are busy people, which often makes it hard to find time to look at the bigger picture.
But if you don’t know where you want to go, you can’t move forward.
Maintenance management goals can be big or small. Either way, you need to pick goals that are achievable.
MPulse customers offered some great suggestions for maintenance management goals. Some you may have already done. Some you might do later. Pick one or two, and start there.
Document Maintenance Activities
Recording maintenance tasks, activities, repairs, and information in CMMS software is the first step when you are just starting out. You can’t measure anything until you have something to measure. You also want to document maintenance tasks for regulatory compliance.
Preventive maintenance tasks are usually the first thing maintenance professionals think about. But planning applies to everything from scheduling to staffing to purchasing to asset disposal. A goal without a plan is just wishful thinking.
Make Resources Easily Accessible
Don’t waste time looking for stuff. Keep the things your team needs (historical records, part information, vendor contact details, manuals, etc.) in easy-to-find places, like your CMMS database.
Put your available tools to work for you. Use your CMMS software to automate the tedious stuff (data entry, email, request approval), so you and your team can focus on more important things.
Inventory is hard, but the first step is simple. Link parts with your work orders (and your assets), and you are on your way to bigger goals like controlling the cost of maintenance.
Train Your Staff
Training is the fastest way to improve your maintenance team’s efficiency and get the best return on investment (ROI). And don’t forget about training yourself as well. The payoff is far greater than the cost.
Perhaps the biggest—and most universal—goal of all is controlling costs. CMMS helps you capture key data and turns it into reliable information to help make cost-effective choices about asset management.
As you move forward, you’ll likely ask different questions and get to bigger goals. As your goals change, your team changes, and your organization changes, adjust your maintenance goals to fit.
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