Hope so. Your EAM/CMMS performance is dependent on it.

EAM/CMMS Codes are abbreviated data elements used to capture and roll up different types of EAM/CMMS information. The EAM/CMMS’s ability to produce useful data is critically dependent on Codes and their usage as part of EAM/CMMS maintenance and MRO supply chain transactions.

  • Codes drive key performance indicators and dashboard metrics
  • Codes power EAM/CMMS reports & analysis.
  • Codes are used to sort data sets (e.g., inventory, work orders, POs. etc.), locate records and group information.

See examples of how EAM/CMMS Codes produce rich and insightful asset management information. (9 graphs, three columns of three, thumbnails can expand, these are the graphs used in MDL)

A great EAM/CMMS Code to develop are Equipment Failure Codes.

Equipment Failure Codes identify where the problem occurred on the asset. This code allows further analysis to be conducted on the part or component that is giving you the problem. These codes are specific to each asset class. Not part of a common lookup table. The Failure Code is considered a closing code. It is keyed to the work order by the maintenance technician as part of the work completion process.

The following are examples of Equipment Failure Codes associated with the PUMP, CENTRIFUGAL asset class:

Once the Codes are applied to work orders they can be reported on. Cost and frequency of occurrence can be applied to the data. This will help the team identify and resolve the areas that are having the biggest impact. (Charts in PFA worksheet on attached XLS file)

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If your EAM/CMMS is not delivering the information you need to make business decisions, check your EAM/CMMS codes. There might be room for improvement.

EAM/CMMS coding structures are the key driver of rich and actionable EAM/CMMS information. If you need help developing yours send us an email at info@swainsmith.com.

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