Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) is a comprehensive solution for providing maintenance management, spares, and inventory management, and provides complete procurement capabilities for asset intensive industries. Increase asset availability by ensuring that necessary maintenance is performed and enable maximum output from expensive and complex assets.
Designed to meet the sophisticated maintenance and materials management
requirements of today’s asset-centric organisations, Enterprise Asset Management is seamlessly integrated with control systems on the plant floor; and incorporates and responds to predictive condition monitoring processes.
Supports the management of both maintainable and organisational entities into “parent-child” relationships, as well as tracking capital projects and related tasks and expenditures. Maintainable assets include anything that needs to be repaired, such as a piece of equipment, assembly line, mobile asset or IT assets. Organisational entities refer to any arrangement of your enterprise that is used to collect cost, statistical, budget or backlog information such as a division, cost center or department.
Work management ensures that maintenance personnel can manage and plan incoming work requests as well as automatically generated work from preventive maintenance programs. The planning function ensures that labor, materials, tools, drawings and subcontractor requirements, as well as safety information, can be identified on work orders to support proactive maintenance activities. Plant floor personnel are empowered to enter, manage and view entity-related activities. In addition, integration with the inventory and procurement functions ensures material availability, improved productivity of maintenance staff, better communication of needed supplies and complete costing of all activities.
The main objective of the procurement function in a maintenance environment is to minimize the cost of buying high volumes of MRO inventory items, and to ensure that parts are available when needed. Enterprise Asset Management focuses on fully automating the entire procurement process, including requisitions, purchase orders, expediting, receiving, quotations and contract and invoice matching. Extensive analysis capabilities are available to streamline the procurement process and allow more time for the procurement professional to add value in contract negotiation and vendor relationship management.
The Preventive Maintenance (PM) function offers the ability to create a library of standard, repeatable jobs with automatic work order generation (based on any combination of user-defined triggering criteria: operating statistics, elapsed time, calendar date), inspection checklists and PM routes. The application is fully integrated to control systems, such as System Platform, to support the automated inclusion of real-time operating statistics from the plant floor. The Preventive Maintenance function helps users manage maintenance in a proactive and planned manner, rather than treating maintenance as reactive or repair work.
Build a detailed history of equipment information based on day to day maintenance activities. Failure history, including symptoms, the cause of failure and action taken can be easily reviewed and analysed. In addition, indicators such as mean-time-between-failure and mean-time-to-repair reporting are available to determine proper fine-tuning of equipment maintenance requirements.
MRO Inventory addresses the main challenges of maintenance repair and operations, enabling the control of a large number of unique and low-unit value items. The system automates the reorder process by recognizing calculated safety stock levels, replenishment lead times and sophisticated “available-to-promise” logic based on expected receipts (open purchase orders) and issues. The ability to establish multiple storerooms and locations, as well as flexible categorization capabilities, and allows the user-defined grouping of items for searching, analyzing and reporting purposes. The inventory module also provides the ability to uniquely identify and track repairable items and critical parts through serialization.
Deliver maximum return from all your assets — people, processes and equipment, to maximize return on asset investment.