Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM) reduces your need to perform reactive maintenance and helps you maintain a more consistent level of quality and performance in your facilities and assets. In general, the idea is to stay on top of routine maintenance and small repairs to avoid major breakdowns or failures that can be more costly and negatively impact the perception of your facilities.
PPM programs are either time-based where maintenance is performed on a fixed schedule, or condition-monitored where assets communicate their status to your maintenance system such that maintenance is triggered and performed just-in-time prior to failure.
An effective preventive maintenance program requires careful planning and scheduling of maintenance to your facilities and assets prior to a failure. This requires systematic tracking of data related to past inspections and maintenance, which is one of the primary benefits of using a software solution for managing maintenance.
With software that facilitates planned preventive maintenance, you can:
• Easily institute proactive and preventive maintenance measures.
• Fully understand the cost associated with an individual asset.
• Maximize the life of your facilities and assets.
• Understand which assets need to be replaced or are nearing end of life.
• Reduce life cycle costs through proactive maintenance.
• Equipment downtime is decreased and the number of major repairs are reduced.
• Build detailed, accurate reports.
• Analyze work history and total cost of ownership.
• Understand the effectiveness of work performed.
• Accurately track asset maintenance.
• Reduced overtime costs and more economical use of maintenance workers.
• Increase sustainability by prolonging the useful life of assets.
• Improved safety and quality of your facilities.