I have worked in the maintenance team for more than 10 years at 2 different companies. Both of them use CMMS to help manage maintenance activities. The CMMS I have used is Avantis and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne (JDE E1). My job function is as a maintenance engineer and planner who is often involved in maintenance strategy evaluation, RCM assessment, and Planning & Scheduling. CMMS is very useful to give users immediate insight into the state of his maintenance needs with comprehensive work order schedules, accurate inventory forecasts, and instant access to hundreds of invaluable reports. CMMS solutions make maintenance management easier by empowering users with information that they can make the most informed decisions possible.
What is CMMS stand for?
CMMS stands for Computerized maintenance management system. CMMS is software that maintains a database of information about maintenance activities in a particular company. This maintenance activity information is intended to support maintenance folks to do their jobs more effectively and to support management in decision making. Some information is available in CMMS such as data of equipment that require maintenance in a specific period and in a specific area. By using CMMS, a Planner can make preventive maintenance plan, predictive maintenance plan or breakdown maintenance plan for a period such as in this week or in this month more effectively.
Which company required a CMMS Software?
Almost all of Oil and Gas Company or Petrochemical Company use CMMS software to manage their maintenance activity. With improved technology and increasing competition, more companies are switching to CMMS instead of using manual methods to manage their maintenance activity. Components of a CMMS are Equipment database, Predictive maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Break down maintenance, Labor record, Planning and Scheduling, Work Order system, Work Order prioritization, Maintenance cost, Equipment failure record, Part inventory information, Equipment criticality ranking and other information related to maintenance information.
CMMS Software support Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
RCM is a maintenance strategy that focuses on equipment reliability. The RCM implementation to reduce maintenance cost, improve equipment reliability and availability to support the operation of a plant. RCM assessment is conducting by a small team to review all equipment maintenance task, the probability of failure and effect of failure to production/operation. In this assessment, they need equipment database information, failure record, maintenance cost and other data from CMMS software. After completing the RCM assessment, improved maintenance tasks will be implemented in CMMS Software.
what is the most popular CMMS Software?
Some popular CMMS Software is Maximo, SAP, and JDE. Maximo is included in the CMMS category, while SAP and JDE fall into the category of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning). ERP coverage is broader because it does not only contain CMMS but also contains financial modules, human resources, procurement and more. In ERP, CMMS is included in the EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) module. Each brand has its own advantages, but all of them must have several standard modules such as Preventive Maintenance Setup, Labor & Material Planning, Inventory Transaction, and Equipment Master.
All data related to preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance are stored properly in the database on a server. CMMS users use client software to input data and download data as needed. For example, a planner makes preventive maintenance tasks for centrifugal shipping pumps in Excel then uploads them to CMMS (PM Set Up). from the result of the setup, Work Order will automatically be generated. Sometimes a CMMS Power Users or Planners use SQL to export customized data from the database instead of using CMMS client software. Best practice is used to create Ad Hoc reports as needed by the team in a relatively short time.