How Work Order Template Software Benefits Your Equipment Maintenance Operation
Work order template software automatically creates work orders and preventive maintenance task lists from a boilerplate template. This saves time, and consequently money while providing a consistent way to issue work orders. Create a work order template from an existing work order with one button click. Use a schedule, meter or other method to trigger a new work order from the work order template. This new work order is identical to the template other than having a new start and due data and a different work order number.
.Benefits of using the work order template software module are listed below:
- Consistent issuance of work eliminates mistakes.
- Automatic issuance of new work orders save time.
- Simplifies the work order management process.
- Create a work order based upon a schedule.
- Generate a new work order based upon equipment demand by using a meter.
- Create many work orders at the same time.
Work order template software is also useful for managing preventive maintenance. Whether calendar-based or meter-based, preventive maintenance management is simple using work order templates. Additionally, link unlimited spare parts to the template. Triggering the template draws the spares from inventory automatically and links these spares to the work order.
In short when properly used, work order template software relieves the maintenance manager of a substantial portion of his/her daily workload.
Work Order Template Software vs PM Software
Preventive maintenance may be managed by the exclusive preventive maintenance system in MaintSmart or with work order templates. Most organizations use both methods depending on the application. With a work order template an automatic work order can be created with file attachments (these also auto-print), parts lists, unlimited details, SOPs and safety instructions.
Work Order Template - Scheduled
The plant maintenance software implements a print (or email) scheduler. This scheduler triggers most reports in the CMMS including history reports, preventive maintenance task lists and most importantly work orders from work order templates. Using work order templates for repetitive work, preventive maintenance save the maintenance manager time and adds consistency to work order issuance.
Work Order Template - Metered
Work order templates can also be linked to meters. A meter is a unit of anything the user defines. Examples could be "Every 1000 Cycles", "Every 6 Months or 6000 Miles" (one meter definition with two triggers) and so on. Up to six (6) trigges can be assigned to each meter definition. The trigger that reaches threshold first triggers the work order template to create a new work order.
Automatic Work Orders.
How to Create a Work Order from a Scheduled Work Order Template.
Use a Metered Work Order Template to Automate Work Orders.
Save Time, Money and Add Consistency to Work Flow With Work Order Templates
- All scheduled repetitive work no longer requires the maintenance manager's time.
- All metered work is automatically entered saving the maintenance manager time.
- Work orders created from templates are always identical to template reducing mistakes. and human error.
Plant Maintenance Software (CMMS) Work Order Template Options
The work order template capability is a money-saving and time-saving feature. However another beneficial feature of work order templates is that parts lists may be linked to them. When a new work order is created from the template the parts are used automatically from stock. This parts list is shown on the new work order. The parts usage is also logged into the parts used data table. Inventory is automatically reduced and the parts are attributed to the work order number, the equipment item and the technician that in named as the lead technician on the work order. This is all automatic. If the maintenance manager want to pause the parts actually being used this may be done with a simple switch a menu in the plant maintenance software. This doesn't affect the parts list but prevents auto use of the parts. Returning previously automatically used parts is as simple as editing the parts used quantity or deleting the parts used record altogether.
Another time-saving feature found only in this plant maintenance software is the ability meter updating to occur automatically. This is done through an OPC compliant network connecting your equipment PLC to a workstation that is running the CMMS. Think about this your equipment is now capable of telling the plant maintenance software (CMMS software) when it needs service and MaintSmart responds with a work order automatically.
How much simpler could this be?