Today, Maintenance managers perform a highly complex range of tasks. Both the productivity and generation of value within asset intensive organizations depend on effective maintenance management programs as well as efficient maintenance delivery.
As such their role is complex and diverse, requiring continuous long and short-term trade-offs of production, asset integrity, human resources, safety and commercial considerations, all of which impact on one or more functional areas across the organization. One of the challenges facing the modern maintenance manager is to increase the operational efficiency of the organization and reducing unscheduled downtime by implementing maintenance management programs that appropriately balance preventive, predictive, corrective and replacement options.
In addition, establishing a collaborative work model, in which information can be shared in real time about completed tasks, breakdowns, procedures, expiration dates, etc., is one of the essential challenges of modern maintenance management. Despite the best forward planning, unplanned equipment failures are an ever-present reality, requiring maintenance managers to also be prepared for appropriate contingency management when these do happen. While the incorporation of an effective reactive maintenance response capability forms an integral part of any well-balanced maintenance program, the challenge for maintenance managers is to identify appropriate response / execution options and strategies. Further, a particularly challenging area involves the optimization of MRO parts inventory and costs. On the one hand it is vital to have all the parts, and materials necessary to carry out maintenance tasks, without delaying urgent maintenance tasks.
The coordination and monitoring of the maintenance work groups, the assignment of tasks, meetings with vendors and distributors, answering questions, doubts and emails, schematizing work plans and maintenance, and even reacting to all kinds of unforeseen situations, are just Some of the multiple tasks that every maintenance manager must face every day. The organization, prioritization and execution of each of these activities involve the handling of large amounts of information, immediate access to documents, diagrams and photos, and the ability to share them with the different members of the work team, facilitating the function of each one, and guaranteeing the quality and effectiveness of the work. All this makes the efficient management of time, becomes a daily challenge for the maintenance manager.
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