Preventive Maintenance / CMMS

5 tips for transitioning from a paper trail to a CMMS

By Dwayne Divers, for IndustryWeek

Sep 01, 2016

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Making the switch to a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) can be overwhelming for manufacturers that are still using paper and excel spreadsheets. Also, those with an aging workforce who are not tech-savvy may be apprehensive.

One of the biggest implementation challenges is committing the time and resources to the implementation and not getting derailed by the day-to-day crises that inevitably pop up. Making an investment and dedicating a part of each day to it for up to four to six weeks will help ensure a strong implementation and help generate reliable initial results.

Here are 5 key considerations to help ease the transition:
1. the implementation team
2. the data
3. the resources
4. the training
5. the codification

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