Streamlining Equipment Maintenance: How ISO Certification, Software, and Equipment Maintenance Management Played a Significant Role in a Successful Program – Part 2
State Department of Transportation (DOT) Leans on Asset Management Software
Last week we talked about ISO certification and the equipment tracking software required. The post is based on an interview Remi conducted with a client who is the Quality Control Supervisor at a Department of Transportation (DOT) state office. The DOT needed to find a way to help them manage equipment, track calibrations and remind them of preventative maintenance for more than 2,500 pieces of equipment. Asset Management Software seemed like the right choice.
Prior to using their current software, the DOT used Atlas to manage equipment across the 9 labs testing aggregate, paving materials and more. They tracked the following:
- photos of each piece of equipment
- lab location
- serial numbers
- model numbers
- power requirements
- maintenance requirements
- and much more.
After several years, the state decided to invest in a proprietary asset management tool that could meet the needs of the organization and the strict requirements of the ISO certification. To date, the DOT continues to use this software to track and manage all aspects of equipment maintenance.
Next week, we discuss the hurdle that arises when equipment fails. Hear more about procurement processes and how an equipment maintenance management program can improve the process.