3 Ways to Supercharge Plant Maintenance
Every savvy business owner is looking for ways to make their businesses more efficient. More often than not, “efficiency” gets reduced to “cost-effectiveness.”
As the owner or manager of a plant, you know that cutting corners and finding the cheapest methods is rarely the best course of action to make improvements to your daily operations. Not only will cutting corners reduce quality, but it can also be dangerous for employees and consumers interacting with potentially hazardous materials and services.
When it comes to improving your plant, the best place to begin is with your maintenance practices. A plant that is well maintained avoids potential risks and operates at top capacity on a daily basis. Better maintenance doesn’t have to be difficult if you follow these clever tricks.
Here are three ways to supercharge your plant maintenance and set your plant on a trajectory for success.
Strategic Data Tracking
“Data tracking” is certainly a trendy term. You can’t flip on the television for more than a second without hearing phrases like, “data shows” or “according to the data.”
As plant managers and operators, you are constantly collecting data and measuring quality assurance. Machine output, labor reports, various gauges… the list goes on. But all of that data– on its own– is meaningless if you don’t know how to use it.
This month’s “numbers” have no real bearing on how you operate next month if you don’t have the means or the knowhow to compare them to last month’s or last year’s numbers, and plan accordingly. Stockpiles of statistics are great, but they are all for naught if you don’t know what to do with them.
You shouldn’t need an additional master’s degree in statistics and data analysis to properly function within the industry you’ve put your heart and soul into. This is precisely where a company of trusted experts like the seasoned professionals at Exo Inc. comes in.
Asset management is all about testing and analyzing the current state of your assets and using time-honored systems to make sense of that data and best advise you in your next steps to supercharging your plant maintenance.
Typical inspections can reek of monotony: the same charts are photocopied year after year after year.
While this monotonous practice can drain your employees, it can also mean that you are missing out on the important insight that can be gathered by implementing new and innovative styles of inspection.
As technology develops, more and more companies are making use of drone technology for inspections, yielding incredibly useful results. Particularly, if yours is a plant that benefits from nondestructive testing and inspection, new methods are constantly evolving.
Keeping up with the trends of ever-changing technology can be tricky, especially with all the plates you have spinning as a plant manager.
By contacting a company like Exo Inc. for inspections, field service and repair, you can rest assured that you are working with professionals who are dedicated to staying up to date with all of the latest, most effective inspection methods for the best plant maintenance.
When you’re trying to get through the day’s tasks, it can be difficult to remember to think about the future. That is, it’s difficult to think about the future until you remember that you could have prevented your current issues if you had been proactive a few months ago.
This is why programs like Ex Tend lifecycle management are absolutely crucial for plant maintenance. You can only operate as well as your best assets and if you’re not preparing for the full lifecycle of your machines and equipment, you’re not improving your operations, long term.
Ex tend is a data-driven, long term, fully comprehensive asset management system that fully supports the health and wellbeing of your assets for their full lifecycle, not just the present moment.
Top-tier plant maintenance plans for the future of all assets, not just the operations of the day.
A company of integrity, Exo Inc. will work to ensure that you are receiving the highest quality services without breaking the bank. Our trusted technicians are happy to help you protect the long-term value of your assets and save you money holistically.
If you are looking to revamp your plant maintenance practices and revolutionize your daily operations, start with a call to the seasoned professionals at Exo Inc.
Call us today at (281) 259-7000 or contact us online for a free consultation to see how Exo Inc. can protect your assets.