Five Ways to Attain Optimum Efficiency in your Plant Maintenance
Industries run effectively based on the level of efficiency the maintenance cycle possesses. With the fast-moving market trends, it has become imperative for industries to be productive to cope with the changes. The easier the maintenance activities become, businesses can focus on other aspects that are critical to business growth and sustainability.
What are the primary factors in a plant that demands the need for a plant maintenance solution?
Production Stability– The stability of the production cycle depends on the efficiency of the equipment. Any damage or repair would drastically affect the production flow and thereby result in reduced productivity.
Equipment Running Time– The amount of time the machinery is running effectively at complete health condition will result in enhanced productivity across the plant. It is important for plant assets to have an increased uptime to deliver continuous productivity.
Operational Costs– Unpredicted damages could result in extra operational costs for damage repairs. This would affect the profitability of the business.
Production Management– Without a proper maintenance process, the production cycle management could get disorganized and hard to handle.
What are the five ways that could help optimize your plant maintenance?
- Conduct regular maintenance activities
As mentioned earlier in this blog, the equipment condition must always be at a healthy level to operate continuously for enhanced productivity. To achieve this, it is important to incorporate a solution that helps in planning the asset maintenance for periodic inspections and preventive measures for both planned and unplanned events. SAP Plant Maintenance helps in planning and executing the maintenance schedule with complete ease.
- Shorten the downtime duration
Increased repair time means increased downtime of the equipment and therefore compromise productivity. For reduced downtime, certain repairs must be handled even before it occurs as a preventive action. This would help eliminate many possible damages that could completely pull down the asset efficacy. Implementing predictive and preventive maintenance would help to radically improve the plant uptime.
The mobile app for plant maintenance helps in scheduling inspections and required maintenances for equipment parts and assets to maintain minimum downtime for the smooth running of the machinery.
- Conduct performance analysis
A performance tracker would allow managers and technicians to know what they’ve been lagging and what must be done to improve the workflow. Performance analytics helps to map out periodic achievements, flaws, stability and, create reports. It also helps in bringing in new ideas and innovations that could help enhance the entirety of maintenance itself.
SAP Plant Maintenance application brings about performance reports with periodic analytics that help plant employees to understand their plant efficacy.
- Improve accessibility of maintenance orders
Maintenance orders that require immediate attention need to be easily accessible for technicians to work with. This will help improve the uptime of equipment that requires reactive maintenance. The mobile app for SAP Plant Maintenance facilitates reactive maintenance measures for unplanned damages and notifies the work order almost immediately to the maintenance workers on any native device even when the device is offline.
- Automate primary maintenance tasks
The major plant workflow that takes up a lot of manual hours could be automated to attain optimum maintenance efficiency. Automated tasks improve the maintenance process without needing any manual involvement.
SAP Plant Maintenance application automates notification and works order processing that allows workers to take immediate or periodically planned activities and execute them effectively.
Maximize your plant maintenance with the SAP Plant Maintenance mobile application. Digitize your maintenance lifecycle with the custom-built application Plant maintenance 360 to attain maximum maintenance efficiency through automation, work orders, notifications, reports, and preventive maintenance.