Reduce Cost, Improve Quality, and Enhance Productivity
Across any supply chain, hundreds of critical functions keep things moving. The sales team works with customers. The accounting team tracks finances, customer support maintains relationships, plus logistics, shipping, scheduling, human resources, and many more contribute to overall operations. In this big picture of a typical supply chain, the value of maintenance for buildings, plants, machinery, and vehicles is often overlooked.
But maintenance alone has the power to bring the supply chain to a halt in minutes. Around the world and in your own company, many work processes are shifting to digital. The biggest advantage of this transformation is the potential for new data driven insights. For example, plotting delivery routes with GPS data can help save time, fuel costs, and wear on vehicles. Smart maintenance brings this kind of data collection and analysis to maintenance, where its potential is currently unrealised.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly accelerated the need for remote monitoring and diagnostics of operations and assets. As the supply chain is impacted from all directions, maintenance can be the steady, reliable part of the puzzle that helps get things back on track.