Today, production workers, company managers and IT specialists of enterprises already have an idea of what an EAM system is and what its purpose is. But still, for a deeper understanding, let’s look at what is the basis of the EAM concept.
The main consumers of the EAM system are large and small enterprises, which, for the effective management of their production assets, it is impossible to do without a specialized information system.
The main areas of production in which EAM-tools are in demand are metallurgy, oil and gas, energy, engineering and instrument-making, cable, chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, manufacturing, etc.
The main objective of this system is the effective management of the full life cycle of the enterprise OPF: industrial equipment, vehicle fleet, ship and aircraft production, IT equipment and others.
Thanks to the implementation of the platform, additional information services are provided that help in the implementation of management and service activities to all employees of the enterprise. This allows technology personnel to get a reasonable accumulative base, for the maintenance of which only the really necessary amount of funds will be allocated. Such an approach links investments in maintenance and repair and equipment operation economics. Cost reduction, and as a result, an increase in the production parameters of the equipment is important not only for large companies, but also for small enterprises.
At the heart of the EAM concept is the understanding that the main production asset, which has its own life cycle, is considered as an element of a business that is able or not able to contribute to an increase in the profitability of an enterprise. It is the efficient use of production assets that is directly related to the profitability of the enterprise; for this, the system takes into account and analyzes the maintenance costs, forms the regulatory framework, the knowledge base for technological equipment, equipment repair. The management of the company, relying on sound data, can decommission unprofitable assets, replace them with new ones, or upgrade existing equipment. The main task of the EAM system is to plan MRO in any way – by event (work on failure), outage, by state.
EAM system affects the outcome of the main strategic objectives of production. Increases staff efficiency and equipment reliability, optimizes the cost of operating the OPF, allows rational use of technical and human resources, reduces equipment downtime and inventory.
According to world statistics, the introduction of EAM-system allows you to:
- Reduce the cost of equipment maintenance from 10 to 40%
- Increase equipment efficiency from 20 to 30%
- Reduce equipment downtime by 30 to 50%
- Increase the productivity of technical specialists from 45 to 50%
- Reduce frozen assets from 20 to 50%