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feature | solution focus

CMMS Raises
Efficiencies for
Yeast Maker
RED STAR YEAST Co. LLC ("Red Star,"
redstaryeast.com) is a joint business venture
of Lesaffre Yeast Corp. (lesaffreyeast.com,
Milwaukee) and Archer Daniels Midland
(adm.com, Chicago). Since its opening in
2005, Red Star's Cedar Rapids, IA, facility
has become the largest manufacturer of fresh

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yeast product in North America.
When the facility first began operating, all
of its equipment information, work orders,
and preventive maintenance (PM) was
tracked using Excel spreadsheets-a process
that led to difficulties for the maintenance
department on several fronts:

Ten years in, a
computerized
maintenance
management
system is still
producing
desired
results.

 Usability issues. Many times, a user
could inadvertently lock the spreadsheet,
rendering it useless to others until it was unlocked. This meant personnel had to either
memorize the information they needed to
enter, or write it down somewhere else to
be entered at a later time. The scenario also

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