If your company installed factory maintenance software years ago, it may be time for a change. Running updated, efficient factory maintenance software provides all the information needed to make the best choices for your organization. GP MaTe offers customizable software solutions for companies of all sizes in many areas of manufacturing, processing and production.
Software Takes History into Account
Spare parts inventory can represent millions of dollars of assets sitting on shelves. Without proper control and knowledge, duplicate or incorrect additional parts are often ordered tying up valuable resources. Thankfully there is a better way to make decisions that impact your business so significantly.
GP MaTe has the solution. Our powerful factory maintenance software uses your company’s history keep track of which spare parts should be available. The history helps determine what spare parts are needed to keep your organization running at peak output.
Benefits of GP MaTe Factory Maintenance Software
1. Problem Reporting
Problem reporting is a vital step in the work order process. Catch and deal with issues before they escalate into larger obstacles with problem reporting. Typically, it is a multi-stepped process with production employees noting the problem. Next, maintenance personnel step in to review and address the issue.
GP MaTe offers several, easy-to-use options for problem reporting. Problem reports can be automatically generated or generated on demand when users note an issue while performing PM processes. Additionally, problem reports can be generated when calibrations or inspections find situations that are out of tolerance.
2. Work Order Planning
The Work Order Planning function is ideal for supervisors who review Problem Reports. Additionally, the work order planning capability allows the best decisions when initiating work orders. With this function you can:
- Review equipment history
- Model work based upon earlier work orders
- Create multiple tasks for different crafts or contractors
- Reserve spare parts from MPLs
- Search inventory
- Generate purchase requisitions for non-stock or contractor services purchases
- Scheduling and assign work tasks
- Approval and/or approval routing
3. Preventative Maintenance Definitions
As the name suggests, Preventative Maintenance Definitions are recurring tasks within your organization. This function has the same capabilities as the work order planning list above, but also includes scheduling parameters. Choose from several types of schedules providing optimum flexibility.
4. Portable Device Support
GP MaTe is compatible with a variety of portable devices allowing employees to perform functions remotely. Configure your portable devices in one of three ways:
- Batch – attach the device to a work station and load it with tasks for completion
- Wireless – communicate with devices via wifi
- Mobile (Telco) – devices use internet connectivity via telco communications
5. Spare Part Usage and Time Reporting
Keeping track of your spare parts ensures you don’t run out of parts, are not overstock, and are aware if parts go missing. GP MaTe’s EAMS system works with both an open or closed storeroom. When parts are used, the software will automatically check usage and recommend further actions as needed.
6. Equipment Failure Feedback
If equipment fails, the GP MaTe factory maintenance software records all data associated with the failure. This information assists with failure analysis and can also be used to calculate MTBF and MTTR metrics.
As you implement a new factory maintenance software system, we are with you every step of the way. From implementation to training and support, GP MaTe provides services to protect your investment and your business. Click here for more information.
About GP MaTe
GP MaTe is a user-friendly maintenance and material management system that facilitates maintenance planning, work orders and critical spare parts management. Our product has many optional modules that support Safety (PSM, MOC and LOTO), Budgeting, Multi-plant information sharing, and Operator Tours and Data Collection. The system is available in many languages and interfaces with most accounting and ERP systems.