You know that in manufacturing, breakdowns lead to downtime. And downtime costs are more than the daily losses. Downtime costs are also:
- Lost production: The most visible casualty of downtime is equipment that isn’t filling out it’s part of a customer order
- Wasted labor: You will also find your normal equipment operators are either reassigned to tasks they may be unfamiliar with or milling about and being unproductive. This is followed up with those same operators being paid overtime to fill out the order once the equipment has been repaired
- Depleted inventory: And what about the amount of product that you need in your warehouse to keep your shop running smoothly? An 8-hour downtime for a core machine can cost you weeks to return to your normal production levels
- Stress: An intangible cost of downtime is stress on staff and on other machines that now must be overworked, which can eventually cost you more downtime
- Lack of innovation: Burning resources putting out downtime fires could also be costing your shop in lost future possibilities
- Erosion of trust: Finally, downtime will eventually cost you customers because you are shipping late orders or your overworked staff may have overlooked, and shipped, defective parts just to get an order out on time
But knowing all this, breakdowns still occur. But was that really an unexpected breakdown, or were you overworking the machine without proper maintenance because you:
- Lost the manual
- Forgot to mark down the last time maintenance was run
- Couldn’t find the parts in stock to perform maintenanceon the equipment
- The only trained operator is on vacation and the replacement did the wrong thing at the wrong time
Are any of these really problems that should happen to something that you depend on?
And what else is going can go wrong because of lack of maintenance? What about:
- Misshapen parts because the equipment hasn’t been calibrated correctly
- Added running costs because equipment running with a minor issue uses more resources than it would when running at peak condition
- Less grown because you can’t compete on pricing
Proper preventative maintenance and planning helps to ensure that downtime becomes uncommon and ends up being unaccounted for in the books.
With OnRamp’s maintenance module, which tool needs what done why and how, where and when, and by who becomes as easy as two clicks of the mouse.We keep track of everything for you so that you don’t have to lose 4 days of production when it counts because of what should be 8 minutes of work when time is on your side.
OnRamp’s Maintenance Module Features:
- Machine master setup
- Preventative and predictive maintenance scheduling
- Maintenance request and approval tracking
- Daily TPM checklists
- Downtime reporting
- Multiple technician time and output management
- Maintenance task part supplier management
- Integrated maintenance dashboards
After implementing OnRamp, our customers saw a decrease in unexpected breakdowns, which led to more on-time deliveries, less downtime, more satisfied customers, and most importantly, growth.
Contact us today to talk to an expert on how we can help you avoid the unexpected and improve your bottom line.
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