Keeping up with inventory is crucial to maintaining a facility that operates like a well oiled machine; pardon the pun. Knowing what you have, where it is, and how much you have means being able to make better decisions and stay proactive in ordering and maintenance.
Here are a few ways that CMMS helps you control inventory costs in your maintenance operations.
Ordering spare parts can be a real hassle but by knowing what you have and where it is, you can easily order what you need without having to search for hours to find out what you are running short of.
There is nothing more annoying than spending time in the storage room trying to find a specific part for a job in progress. Not only does this take up valuable time but if the parts are not labeled or easily found, you may be ordering what you do not need and end up with extra inventory. Parts tracking allows you to always know what you have and where you have it.
Get Rid of What You Do Not Need
Obsolete parts are take up room that can be used for other parts and equipment. By being able to identify parts that are sitting stagnant, you are able to eliminate parts that are no longer useful or needed.
One Integrated System
A single system for your parts and inventory makes it easier to know what location has the things you need. Instead of having separate system, one integrated system you cut those additional costs associated with acquiring a separate system, integrating it with the CMMS and training staff on two different systems.
Real Time Reports
Using your CMMS for parts and inventory allows you to look at reports in real-time and see your purchase order history, inventory levels, and purchase orders that are outstanding.