xTuple Fixed Asset Maintenance (Planned and Preventative Maintenance)

 

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I am pleased to announce the first release of the Asset Maintenance package is now available on the xChange bringing Planned and Unplanned maintenance functionality to the xTuple ERP solutions (http://www.xtuple.com/node/2284).  This package is based on a Design Specification posted in January (http://www.xtuple.org/node/3809).

The Maintenance package is designed to allow organizations to plan maintenance of assets into the future and to schedule the preventative maintenance of assets to reduce or eliminate costly breakdowns.  The unthinkable always happens so Unplanned Maintenance is also covered in this package.

Maintenance Orders are created either automatically (via the xtConnect scheduler) or manually for each Asset.  Detailed work instructions can be entered as well as inclusion of the maintenance parts required on this order.   All the details are printed onto a comprehensive Maintenance Works Order for the technician to action.  When the order is completed, parts are expensed thereby reducing inventory of those items and also posting the expense to the General Ledger in order to track maintenance costs.

The history of all maintenance scheduled and performed on each asset is included in a screen in the Fixed Asset. 

The Maintenance Order List (below) gives you a clear picture of outstanding maintenance orders and the status of those orders allowing you to prioritise and reorder work.

 

The Fixed Asset Maintenance package is available on the xChange  (http://www.xtuple.com/node/2284).   You can also find the complete Fixed Asset Management solution which includes Fixed Asset Register, Depreciation and Maintenance in a discounted package (http://www.xtuple.com/node/2285).

 
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Predictive maintenance

Thanhks for your presentation. I am questioning about predictive maintainance:
1. How link between planned and predictive maintainance ?
2. What is KPI the ERP can show for top manager see the efficiency of preventive and predictive maintenance ? (MTTR/MTBF)

 
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Predictive maintenance

Thanhks for your presentation. I am questioning about predictive maintainance:
1. How link between planned and predictive maintainance ?
2. What is KPI the ERP can show for top manager see the efficiency of preventive and predictive maintenance ? (MTTR/MTBF)

 
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Thanks for your

Thanks for your questions.

First the module addresses planned maintenance with an aim to prevent breakdowns. Subtle difference in terminology however the module makes no attempt to predict breakdowns via statistical analysis. This would require a very detailed understanding of the usage of a piece of equipment which to my knowledge is not captured anywhere in xTuple and certainly not against Fixed Assets (yet).

Secondly, the KPI's you mention (Mean Time To Repair and Mean Time Between Failures) can be delivered in reporting as we capture the necessary information to calculate these KPIs. I'll keep this report in mind when I deliver the next release (which should be shortly).

Regards,
Dave