Surprisingly, the typical R&M operation includes a large amount of data. Simple data, (e.g. vendor names) and rich data (e.g. work order details and pricing) can be equally challenging to organize. When managing thousands of locations, it only gets harder to use data to scale up and manage effectively.
So, where should we start? Well, effective data utilization begins in the overlooked task of recording your FM results in an organized and actionable way. If you can’t find your vendor information because their data is scattered and titled incorrectly (e.g. ACME, ACME Co, ACME Inc., or ACME Incorporated) your company may be susceptible to a considerable amount of wasted time, extraneous effort and errors. In addition to keeping your data organized, it is important to collect data that is helpful when evaluating and conducting root-cause analyses. Data that is actionable will support long-term trends and provide useful insights you can act on.
By incorporating the following tips into your strategy, your company can have instant access to clean and organized information without breaking a sweat: