Quality information is a critical component that is missing from many asset management and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) programs. Information that is incomplete, outdated or wrong hinders asset utilization, leads to equipment breakdowns, prevents the most efficient use of service resources and causes excessive and inefficient spending on equipment repair and replacement.
An investment in tools that provide good information for asset management systems will provide a strong and sustainable return on investment. Organizations can prevent many unnecessary replacement and maintenance expenses by accurately tracking equipment, parts and labor with automated data capture (ADC) and mobile computing systems. Timely, accurate data helps eliminate service oversights and redundancies, enables efficient, preventative maintenance and helps organizations optimize their asset utilization.