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Summary: Manufacturing companies produce finished products in vast quantities that require repair and maintenance for protection against wear and tear. Fortunately, MES software has various modules that improve enterprise asset management, monitor tool life, optimize maintenance activities, record energy & resource consumption, and help reduce energy losses.
Let’s dive deep to get a 360-degree overview of how MES software helps perform repair and maintenance operations:
Companies find numerous challenges in managing the performance of diverse assets across the factory, such as production lines, tools, machines, sub-components, containers, measurement equipment, and much more. The asset register module of the MES software creates and updates the history of asset use and activity. They also manage plant equipment across the entire product life cycle, from purchase to decommissioning. You can also set the equipment status like ready, requires cleaning, and many more.
Tools such as extrusion tools, press tools, jigs, moulds, and fixtures play a crucial role in the repair and maintenance jobs. The best part is that several tools produce multiple parts simultaneously. For example, dies and cavities. The tool management module monitors when and where different tools are being used and for how long. It also builds a tool asset library that stores crucial data about each tool and cavity, which helps identify the best tool to execute the desired function.
A Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software helps manage and optimize an organization’s crucial assets. As far as manufacturing setup is concerned, CMMS software keeps complete information about equipment, machinery, and much more. Other features of CMMS software are managing spare part inventory, enabling engineers to record maintenance activities using mobile devices, and helping to plan maintenance schedules based on equipment use.
You must know how and where you are losing money to control costs. The energy monitoring module of the MES software allows observing various energy sources like water, electricity, inert gases, steam, wastewater, etc. It also enables calculating cost per unit in real-time from meters installed across the facility. Moreover, MES software also allows manufacturing facilities to undertake critical sustainability initiatives such as 6 Sigma and Lean manufacturing by dealing with energy waste.
Equipment maintenance and breakdowns need to be prioritized efficiently and solved at the earliest. The repairs management module allows operators to capture the problem at the workplace in real-time. It also allows users to raise and prioritize work orders and track response times conveniently.
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