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perform annual physical inventory checks.
"Most recently, we have continued in the
pursuit of being an industry leader, and we are
currently using the new eMaint/Fluke relationship to explore opportunities in the area of predictive maintenance and condition monitoring,"
Boyanton said. "We appreciate the personal and
dedicated level of support that eMaint provides;
they really want to help you succeed."

HOYT ARCHERY CO.

Hoyt needed a flexible, affordable, user-friendly CMMS that
could help plan and track labor
and manage archery-product
inventory. Photo courtesy
Hoyt Archery Co.

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Founded by Earl Hoyt and Earl Hoyt Jr., in
1931, Utah-based Hoyt Archery Co. (hoyt.com)
manufactures bows and archery
accessories. Employing a wide
array of skilled craftsmen and
engineers at its 150,000-sq.-ft.
facilities in Salt Lake City, the
company produces some of the
world's finest compound and
recurve bows.
To maintain its level of
high-quality products and
services, however, Hoyt
needed a flexible, affordable,
and user-friendly CMMS
system that would help plan
and track labor and manage
inventory for a department
of six technicians who are
responsible for maintaining the
company's entire infrastructure and managing more than
400 mission-critical assets. The
system needed to be able to
take corrective-, reactive-, and
preventive-maintenance information and accurately forecast
labor requirements to minimize downtime. It also needed
to have a friendly reporting interface for tracking
key performance indicators. Those requirements
led Hoyt to seek out a CMMS solution.
When Rick Groves joined Hoyt in 2009 as facilities and maintenance manager, the site had no
CMMS system in place. That situation changed

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shortly thereafter, when the company began using
eMaint's offering to establish categories for work
orders that would allow associated costs to be
grouped by department.
"The main reason I chose the eMaint CMMS,"
Gates explained, "was the flexibility to design and
customize fields and pages to meet the criteria we
were looking for when deciding what matrixes we
are going to track."
By tracking downtime, labor, work orders,
and maintenance by type, Hoyt was able to build
a detailed maintenance history that assisted in
determining future maintenance costs. Additionally, most production equipment is designed and
engineered in-house at Hoyt. The Bill of Material
(BOM) provides the maintenance team with a
list of spare parts needed for repairs when the
equipment is rolled out to production and tracks
the costs of engineering projects. With the help of
the CMMS, Hoyt included photos of spare parts
to the database, which helped decrease look-up
time and improved inventory accuracy.
Hoyt experienced several other benefits after
implementing the CMMS, including achieving
a better understanding of repair costs for each
asset, lower inventory costs, and improved inventory turns because of the auto-replenishment
system, and a 77% increase in PM compliance.
"When fully staffed, we are hitting 100% PM
compliance," Groves stated. "My booked labor/
reported hours are right in line with my goal of
85%. We have reduced downtime by 50%. Our
downtime for 2011 was 6,789 hours, and our
current downtime is running at 3,675 hours."
Groves isn't stopping there.
"My next project," he said, "is to implement
continuous condition monitoring using the Fluke
monitoring devices [vibration, temperature, and
power sensors] to identify early component failure. This will give me live data trends directly in
our eMaint CMMS system and further minimize
downtime." EP
For more information on the products and services
referenced in this article visit emaint.com and
accelix.com.

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