Jan 21, 2022
By Sarah Czarnowski

3 Reasons Why You Should Consolidate Your Asset Data on One Platform

Implementing a maintenance and reliability strategy is integral to maintaining a productive and safe manufacturing plant or facility. It accounts for the physical maintenance of the building, the systems and processes that are used within the building, the equipment and assets that make the product, and all materials that are required to keep things running smoothly.

Managing maintenance—and the associated costs—are vital to a healthy business, but the data required to gain comprehensive insights is often spread across different systems.

However, with Connected Workplace for Life Sciences, this no longer has to be the case. Instead of relying on multiple systems, you can now keep all information in one place.

That means you can use one system to:

  • Manage facilities and laboratories
  • Schedule maintenance
  • Address corrective work orders
  • Calibrate instruments
  • Conduct condition assessments
  • Pull comprehensive reports
  • Manage inventory for both GxP and non-GxP assets

With all information consolidated, there are countless benefits. Here are the top 3.

1. Decrease Unplanned Downtime

Maintenance and repairs are an inevitable part of every organization, but there are ways to minimize the impact they have on operations. With maintenance workflows tied directly to asset information, you can quickly get equipment back up and running, whether it was an unexpected breakdown or pre-scheduled work. Anyone on the manufacturing floor can easily submit a corrective maintenance ticket, which is automatically routed to the appropriate technician, along with the materials needed to fix it. Plus, when you know you have the right parts, equipment, and teams to manage your assets, you can reduce the frequency and length of downtime.

2. Better Understand Trends and Reduce Costs

Your team can easily conduct regular rounds and inspections in conjunction with the Condition Assessment functionality in the app. This allows you to track the condition of assets and perform maintenance, repairs, and rebuilds when it is least impactful to operations. This information can now be used to better forecast each asset’s status, ensuring that any issues are addressed before the equipment fails. It is also much easier to do cost analyses to help build your capital budget, create an asset investment plan (AIP), estimate the costs of repairs vs. replacements, and track your overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

Additionally, Connected Workplace helps you evaluate vendor costs. It helps answer questions like: Does it make sense to keep outsourcing? Should we centralize the work with one vendor or keep it specialized? Are my vendors meeting SLAs?

By having real-time data on vendors, you can make better decisions.

3. Simplify Compliance Controls and Audits

With Connected Workplace, compliance controls that support 21 CFR Part 11 and Annex 11 requirements are also built directly into the platform and workflows. Because all asset data is housed on a single platform, it is easy to track the asset through its entire lifecycle—from onboarding to maintenance to retirement—making it easy to find the exact information you need.

Ensuring healthy assets doesn’t have to be complicated when you use Nuvolo Connected Workplace.

We go beyond a traditional CMMS and enable you to have a more comprehensive understanding of your assets and the financial impact they may have in the future. Because we combine all aspects of the asset lifecycle in one place, including onboarding, maintenance, condition assessments, calibration, traceability, and reporting, you can make data-driven decisions and maximize your OEE.

Contact us to learn more.