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the warehouse shipping dock is paramount
to success. Many of today's CMMS offerings
use cloud-based technology to provide 24hour access by any stakeholder with a login,
which means that anyone, anywhere can
be informed about asset health. Whether at
a workstation in the facility or on the golf
course on a smartphone, data stored on the
cloud is always available.
Many organizations have realized they
can't run Lean operations without dependable assets. This means deploying effective
strategies that empower all employees to
make informed decisions based on their
unique skillsets. While asset knowledge is
vital, relevant existing knowledge also must
be captured so successes can be replicated,
and the team must learn from mistakes. In
this regard, a CMMS can be a readily available single source for this information.

ASSET HIERARCHY/TAXONOMY
One of the important prerequisites of a
successful CMMS implementation involves
the ability to collect quality asset data and
record the information in the CMMS. Most
CMMS best practices are guided by the
method detailed in ISO14224: "Petroleum,
petrochemical, and natural gas industries-Collection and exchange of reliability
and maintenance data for equipment." The
main purpose of employing a hierarchical
equipment- or asset-taxonomy structure is
to measurably improve the effectiveness of
repairs, manage degradation and functional
failure, and support capital planning.
A CMMS organizes the data to match
parent-child relationships of location
categories, classes, functions, systems, units,
sub-units, and components to ensure that
priority functions are dependable as labor
resources are limited. Resource limitations
require operations and maintenance teams
to do more with less, and 24/7 accessible data helps teams receive and analyze
data from anywhere in a plant or facility.

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ADDITIONAL CMMS BENEFITS
 Quality management: A CMMS can help with calibration tracking to help
ensure that required functions and defined performance standards are
consistently met.
 Total productive maintenance (TPM), 5S, operator-driven reliability: A
CMMS is often used to organize and manage daily tasks such as cleaning, minor adjustments, inspections, and startup and shutdown procedures.
 Safety management: The CMMS can store identified hazards so that
dangerous situations are avoided by providing visibility and standard
procedures on work orders to warn of potential hazards, such as hot work
and explosion dangers, personal protective equipment requirements,
lockout/tag out procedures, fall protection warnings and pinch points.
 Financial management: When properly implemented, a CMMS helps
manage the reduction of inventory carrying costs and logistics costs,
reduces high-cost reactive maintenance and unnecessary overtime, and
improves labor effectiveness.
 Project management: From an asset management perspective, a CMMS
can help with project management. This might include shutdowns/turnarounds/outages, re-commissioning, modifications, and other capital improvements administered through the full ecosystem of work execution
and asset management modules under one project header in the CMMS
with financial reporting and life-cycle cost tracking built in.
 Plant- and facility-asset management: Use of a CMMS can help keep
facilities running efficiently and drive business growth. It lays the foundation for business continuity and clean, orderly, comfortable, and safe
work environments.

Combining asset-management plans and
standardized work-execution processes,
including planning and scheduling and
maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO)
management, with asset knowledge such as
torque specifications and asset history, for
example, assures that maintenance activities
are well-planned, oriented for maximized
uptime, and cost-effective.

ASSET HISTORY, KNOWLEDGE
At the core of asset management is asset
knowledge. Having easily accessible, searchable, and valuable asset histories is another
benefit of adopting a well-planned asset
hierarchy and taxonomic data structure
within a CMMS. Successful organizations

will take this a step further by performing
asset-criticality analyses and establishing
work-order priority rankings.
During unplanned downtime, failures
may be discovered later when performing
troubleshooting on CMMS work orders
on which the technician provides detailed
feedback about the failure found at the
component or maintainable item level at the
source. Those work orders might then be
flagged based on criticality and reviewed in
the CMMS by a reliability engineer or system-design engineering personnel with the
goal of specifying effective periodic tasks or
one-time corrections.
This approach reflects an alternative to
temporarily and/or repeatedly addressing
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Efficient Plant May 2018

Editorial
Implementations
Six Steps That Cut Costs
Educating Work-REady Students
Revisiting Benefits Of A CMMS
Lube Safety Comes In Threes
SAP: What Does This SAP Error Mean?
Are Your Electrical Workers Qualified?
Is Your Site Susceptible To Cyber Threats?
Pinpoint Funny Motor-Ground Currents
Properly Select Pressure-Relief Valves
On The Floor
Solution Focus
Products
Index
Showcase
Seeking Reliability
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - SAP: What Does This SAP Error Mean?
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Are Your Electrical Workers Qualified?
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Is Your Site Susceptible To Cyber Threats?
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Pinpoint Funny Motor-Ground Currents
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Properly Select Pressure-Relief Valves
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