Managers are responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling activities. The maintenance management system is the best tool. A good one can bring as much as a 20% savings. It helps you manage several of your responsibilities:
What work should be done?
Limited resources are available for maintenance work. The goal should be to spend it on the highest priorities. A good maintenance management system helps you direct your resources to the right activity. It also helps you communicate your needs to the political body and the taxpayers.
How much work should be done on each activity?
When one activity is over-emphasized and another one is shorted, problems occur. The activities left undone soon cause problems. You can use your maintenance management system to maintain a balanced workload.
When the work should be done?
Weather conditions, employee availability, equipment availability, materials availability, and even political timing affect your work. A good maintenance management system is a scheduling tool for operations managers. It helps you schedule work for maximum efficiency. It simplifies adjusting the schedule when necessary.
Where the work should be done?
A good maintenance management system will help you do the right work on the right road. It pays dividends by using scarce resources better. It also pays dividends by enhancing your credibility with the political body and the taxpayers.
Did we accomplish the goal?
Good planning means nothing without good follow through. The maintenance management system helps you monitor the progress by tracking accomplishment, productivity, efficiency and cost effectiveness.