Lean management in maintenance

The idea behind Lean Management is to avoid dissipation. Only things which bring a clear added value will remain upright. The basic principles of Lean Management can also be applied for Lean Maintenance. In that aspect, Rimses is one of the most usable 'Lean Tools'.

Lean Management is also very closely associated with the management of maintenance costs. With a correct registration of work orders including hours and material, a clear overview of the maintenance costs can be achieved. The main goal is to find the most favorable balance between costs and investment. This does not only relate to the initial investment in e.g. an asset, other future investment decisions play an important role as well.

Preventing issues

Another aspect of Lean Management is 'permanent improvement'. It comes down to tackling the problems when they arise. A good system to link the problems with their causes is a must. Rimses allows you to do so. This information can then be used in Rimses Analyzer to perform further analyses. This way, the information gets strategic value. Root Cause Analysis can be used to expose the causes of the issues and eliminate them.

Lean on all fronts

Lean is not a hype. At most, it is a popular word for an 'old' work method and insight aimed at efficiency. In the case of Rimes6, this is not limited to Lean Maintenance but also applies to the concepts Lean Project Management and Lean Warehousing. The two-way link with MSProject makes sure that the data only have to be entered once.

Rimses goes further than other popular CMMS systems. Rimses supports the entire logistical process from purchase order proposal, supplier selection, purchase order and receipt to movements within the warehouse. Because unnecessary and duplicate work has been avoided, this is called Lean Warehousing. You can choose to go through the entire process in Rimses or work with our Interface module ,which allows you to use your ERP system for a part of this process without having to enter the data twice. This is made possible by the two-way interface that is independent from the software with which the communication has to be done.

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