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Selecting and Implementing a CMMS with John Reeve – Connect Conversations

Ron Moore | Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT

This discussion will center on the effective selection and implementation of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for effective work management, planning and scheduling.

Many maintenance and reliability professionals believe that a CMMS will improve reliability or work force productivity by simply installing the software and performing basic processes.  They are wrong. The CMMS is a key element within an asset management system and requires a combination of software/data, process, vision, and clear roles among a variety of functions.

In this session we’ll be considering the best approach for implementing a CMMS along with special guest John Reeve, covering, among other issues:

  • The purpose of having a CMMS
  • How your CMMS is used to add value
  • The interactions and responsibilities of various roles, e.g., Gatekeeper, Planner, Scheduler, Reliability Engineer,                             Business Analyst, Asset Manager
  • Responsibilities for running the CMMS, e.g., IT admin, Maintenance Manager, Asset Manager, other common challenges, e.g., bad data, lack of reports, culture, resources, poor leadership, budget, lack of vision/knowledge in asset management

We can talk all day about how to Implement a CMMS, but it is the surrounding processes and procedures where the greatest improvement will be made.

We hope you enjoy this episode!

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About the Author

Ron Moore Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT
  • Author of 1) Making Common Sense Common Practice; 2) What Tool? When? A Management Guide; 3) Where Do We Start Our Improvement Program?; 4) Business Fables & Foibles; 5) A Common Sense Approach to Defect Elimination; 6) Our Transplant Journey; and 70+ papers
  • Authority on strategies and practices for operational excellence
  • Clients in North & South America, Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa,
  • Managing Partner of The RM Group, Inc. for 27 years
  • Prior to consulting – President of Computational Systems, Inc. (CSI)