Equipment Maintenance Software
Outside of manufacturing, the way people perceive quality is generally based on the final product. Professionals within this space, however, know the complexities of production could be monitored and measured down to the most finite details. Not only do companies measure product quality, but also process quality and the equipment required to execute those processes—among many other variables.
The health of equipment is a leading indicator of process quality, and the consequential product quality that follows. Although it is in the best interest of companies to effectively maintain their equipment, in order to be compliant the ISO 9000 family of standards requires manufacturers to develop preventative maintenance programs.
According to ISO 9000, ensuring that equipment characteristics correlate to key product quality characteristics allows manufacturers to adopt a process-centric approach to quality management and regulatory compliance. This broad concept of an equipment maintenance system forms the basis of all on-site maintenance protocols.
As is the case with most quality management processes and systems, compliance requirements are often laid out but how they’re managed is left to the discretion of the organization. For equipment maintenance, that has enabled many companies to continue using paper-based methods for managing their equipment quality and compliance, despite growing inefficiencies, risks, and negative impacts to quality.
Equipment Maintenance with IQS
A single piece of equipment can have many layers, ranging in technological complexity and the number of parts and components. Taking a preventative approach to maintaining and optimizing this equipment can be incredibly difficult. In fact, just the task of managing the documentation related to equipment maintenance is enough to be overwhelming.
IQS Equipment Maintenance Software transforms this process with modern technology. It automates the management of spare parts and tools inventory. The global solution streamlines equipment maintenance scheduling and creates a completely paperless environment for all required compliance documentation.
Because IQS takes an enterprise approach with EQMS, personnel across plants and partners throughout the supply chain can all benefit from the same system. It updates in real time, so leadership can understand the status of preventative maintenance from an enterprise perspective, and also ensure sites are optimizing inventory management.
Right on the shop floor, the solution allows manufacturers to establish automated controls. It notifies quality personnel of maintenance-related issues. With this technology and strategy focused on maximizing the lifespan of key manufacturing equipment, companies can decrease downtime, improve process reliability, and drive quality and compliance initiatives forward.
IQS Equipment Maintenance Software allows you to:
- Inventory all parts needed to successfully complete preventive work orders.
- Track equipment usage for traceability, accountability and maintenance scheduling.
- Automatically calculate last and next preventive maintenance dates based on your defined intervals when preventive work orders are saved.
- Deploy an integrated platform to facilitate preventive maintenance initiatives.
Key IQS Software System Functions
- Plug and play, out-of-the-box functionality
- Easy to use and intuitive interface
- Easy configuration
- Intelligent visual form builder templates and pre-configured reporting
- Data visualization and analytics
- Real-time notifications/validation
- Cross browser compatible and mobile friendly
- Collaboration at the form/record level
- Comprehensive security and electronic signatures
As cloud technology matures, you have a critical decision to make when deploying IQS’s enterprise quality management software. Deployment models most often discussed boil down to three options: Hosted, on-premise and hybrid cloud environments. The question is, which deployment option works best for you and all stakeholders too, including suppliers? Keep reading to understand the key differences between IQS’s offerings.