We’re smack in the middle of the holidays, and that means increased demand on all fronts. Your vendors have more orders to fill, your employees want time off, and your customers want product and they want it now.
With increased demand comes increased strain on your equipment. Your machines are expected to turn out more product, and your fleets drive longer roads than in the previous months. Now would be the absolute worst time for something to break.
If you haven’t already implemented a preventative maintenance training program, it isn’t too late to start now.
It can be hard to find time to pull some of your employees away from the job at hand. But by not taking the time now to teach your employees a thing or two about preventative maintenance, you run the risk of something breaking at a crucial time during production.
Should the unthinkable happen, you’ll be faced with the necessity of emergency maintenance. Not only do immediate repairs disrupt your company’s work flow, they also cost significantly more than regular maintenance. By waiting to fix the problem until you can’t ignore it anymore, you’re literally costing your business more time and money than necessary.
Preventative maintenance training doesn’t have to take a lot of time out of the work day. Especially if your company employs a flexible and easy to use software, you can inform your employees what you need from them, show them how to use the program, and send them on their way.
Most of the work in creating a preventative maintenance program comes from creating a feasible schedule for asset repair. There are a lot of factors you’ll need to take into account, including:
- Peak usage hours
- Previous asset repair history
- Potential issues specific assets are susceptible to
- Other asset information, like date of purchase, value over time, and life cycle
In order to create the most efficient schedule, you’ll need to compare all of your asset data at once. While having individual asset entries is helpful, it doesn’t help you when it comes to creating a company-wide schedule. You’ll need to know the quantity and type of assets available for company use. If your company only has one asset of its type available, how will that impact daily work? Can your employees get by without that asset, or will your company need to purchase another to use during maintenance?
Asset Panda realizes the need for a tool to help you with preventative maintenance scheduling. Our platform is easily configurable to help you compare multiple asset entries at once.
Your preventative maintenance training can be as simple as showing your employees how to use our cloud-based mobile app. You won’t even need to give them the maintenance schedule, as they’ll be able to access it on their phones. From anywhere in the company, they can check to see if their work will be disrupted on a particular day, or if they’ll have to hold off using a particular asset while it goes in for maintenance.
Best of all, your employees can help you stay informed of any potential developments. You’ll know exactly when an asset starts showing problematic behaviors, and can get it in for repairs right away, instead of pushing it past its breaking point.
We understand how stressful the holidays can be. But with Asset Panda’s help, you’ll have a little less to worry about.
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