5 Advantages of Automation in Preventive Maintenance

Deliver on-time maintenance to better protect customer or self-owned assets with the automation of preventive maintenance.

There is a common saying within the industry when it comes to asset management, "preventative maintenance is better than treatment.” It's better to prevent existing issues than to treat them later. There would be many concerns in the mind of an organization about automation and preventive maintenance. Being a provider of automated preventive maintenance services, PeoplePlus Software (PPS) suggests researchingin-depth to clear all doubts before opting for automated solutions.

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For a better understanding, PPS enlists below the top five advantages your organization can experience with an automation of asset management and a robust preventive maintenance module:

Time Management

The obvious benefit of implementing an asset management and preventive maintenance software is reducing manual workload and essentially cutting down on unnecessary steps to save significant time. Imagine deploying labor only when required or preparing ahead of time to manage critical business process or customer assets. For example, when a machine or asset breaks down, without automation of integral information being recorded and communicated, it’s difficult to deploy the correct labor to resolve the issue at hand and can significantly increase downtime.

Streamlines operations

Maintenance could also be made less tedious. Some manual processes can be time-consuming and tiresome. Having automation in place could allow a more streamlined process by collecting data and critical information ahead of time, out in the field, at a customer-site, and updated in real-time + shared with all necessary team members.

Increases productivity

An automated system in place also helps increase productivity as labor can be made available for all other critical tasks and deployed only when necessary or required. Automated systems also measure employee and technician productivity when it comes to repairing assets and compares Standard Repair Times (SRTs) with actual live clocked-in time.

Reduces Costs

Another benefit of automation in preventive maintenance could be reduced cost. It would turn to be more efficient to set the system up and then let it do the work. If you could let the system do its job automatically without having to even physically touch your equipment at times, this could save a lot on your company's costs. Automatic systems also make maintenance less strenuous since they could perform all tasks without much attention.

Requires Less Maintenance

Another major benefit would be less maintenance needed. Automatic systems would require less maintenance as compared to manual systems. Maintenance would be able to be more efficient than with minimal or no human intervention.

Here’s what Grace Flack (Dude Solutions, 3 Advantages of Automation in Preventive Maintenance)

“The more automation you can introduce to your preventive maintenance (PM) plan, the less time your team will have to waste on keeping the wheels turning, leaving them free to complete work orders and get your assets running smoothly when you need them. This is to say nothing of the accuracy you could have with a good maintenance automation plan.”

Further adds:

“For some organizations, preventive maintenance isn’t enough. Maintenance departments at these companies want to gain predictive capabilities, using asset-generated data to form even more accurate work order schedules.”

That is the reason why PPS introduces all-inclusive automated services to its clients, beginning from asset management, inventory management, field service management, fleet management, preventive management, task management, and much more. Combining these solutions can allow your organization to perform at its best by offering you enough time to frame meaningful business strategies to enable and ensure steady growth.