Every company needs to realise the importance of maintenance. Well-maintained assets and buildings last longer, consume less energy, serve their staff and customers better and, in the case of manufacturing, create better products.
Any neglect of equipment leads to disruption, higher operational costs and lower team morale. It also harms the environment.
Buildings that are not maintained, or are poorly maintained, consume more raw materials and energy.
What's more, if equipment is neglected, it can stop working prematurely, which has an impact on the environment, particularly by filling up landfill sites.
Replacement assets also harm the environment by contributing to carbon emissions during production and shipping.
The introduction of a preventive maintenance system means that facilities can operate more efficiently and avoid costlyûbreakdowns.
It is therefore important for companies to operate in a sustainable manner, both for their own finances and for the environment, in particular by :
1. Limit scrap and rework
Production system breakdowns can lead to scrap.
If the equipment is not used for a certain period of time and is no longer functional, it is removed from the production line. There are two options: it is either scrapped or reworked in the system.
But rework processes use aggressive chemicals that can be harmful to the environment. All these disposal processes produce additional emissions or waste.
So if equipment is poorly maintained, it leads to more breakdowns and, consequently, more scrap. Only regular preventive maintenance can prevent this kind of problem.
2. Reduce energy consumption
Today, the manufacturing industry is responsible for 35% of the world's energy consumption. Increased demand for energy in the future could lead to damaging shortages. However, if companies carry out their preventive maintenance correctly, their machines are likely to operate as long and efficiently as possible.
To manage this maintenance as effectively as possible, it is strongly recommended to adopt a CMMS tool. These tools help organisations to ensure that their equipment is reliable. Over and above this reliability, CMMS software also makes it possible to be more respectful of the environment by having the smallest possible carbon footprint.
To do this, they have access to a number of levers for action, thanks to CMMS.
3. Set up an energy-saving organisation
Constant monitoring of energy, water and raw materials consumption. If the CMMS software detects a variation, an alert is sent to the engineer in charge of maintenance so that he can take the necessary action.
Thanks to the software, it is also possible to fine-tune the installations so that they are used as efficiently as possible.
Investing in CMMS software is therefore essential for companies. These tools enable them to maximise their production and be more environmentally responsible.