CMMS Multi-Site Health Check for a multinational food producer
A multinational food producer with a major UK presence had a meat processing business which, through organic growth and acquisition, comprised of 17 sites across the country.
Some of the sites had our HolisTechTM software in operation for their computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) but other sites had different software, or had no system at all.
The company wanted a multisite system which would integrate with other business software and would provide consistency, and so it installed and fully implemented a HolisTechTM CMMS system throughout its UK plants.
However, having installed, implemented and operated the software for several years, the company wanted to check its effectiveness and consistency of use by having a CMMS Health Check carried out across its multi-site environment.
What we did
The SMP team were called in to carry out a thorough CMMS Health Check on the group-wide system at all of the sites. We visited all of the sites, interviewed system users at each site and ran comprehensive reports to see how and in what way the data was being used. This included looking at whether staff were keeping the system up-to-date and what value the system was providing.
Our investigation uncovered a number of important areas for improvement. For example, equipment failures weren’t always being recorded consistently, recording of the cost of maintenance was patchy and engineering stock control wasn’t always being managed effectively.
The outcome of the CMMS Multi-Site Health Check
Following our CMMS Health Check, the company, with SMP support, has now defined a set of reporting requirements to help ensure a consistent approach and is now in a strong position to understand how well the CMMS is being used, what the data is doing for it, and what improvements can be made.
In addition, the health check found that the use of an ‘on-the-go’, tablet and smart phone based version of the CMMS would be useful to help ensure timely and effective recording of asset maintenance related work and so the group is now actively rolling out the companion HolisTechTM Smart app across its sites.
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