Real World Examples of Productivity Gains with Blue Mountain RAM

Real World Examples of
Productivity Gains with Blue
Mountain RAM
Nick Kilmer, Project Manager II
September 17, 2013
 Based on actual customer before/after
 Examples from a wide range of customers
 Various upgrade paths
Asset inductions
System integration
Equipment labeling
Out of Tolerance investigations
Work request tracking
Equipment check-in
Harmonized multisite implementations
Asset Inductions
 Process for adding new assets into the CMMS
Original Process
Improvements With BMRAM
No consistent entry point
One standard form that all users are
required to use
Regularly receive requests with missing
or incomplete information
Required fields enforce that all requested
information is provided
Built-in rejection process with
Manually route form to required groups
for review / approval
Automatic e-Signature routing with email
Asset Inductions
Original Process
Improvements With BMRAM
Manual transfer of information from
“request” to CMMS
Automatic creation of asset upon
approval with automatic transfer of
relevant information.
Create equipment file to maintain original
request form (if any form exists) and to
organize associated manuals and
Instant traceability from asset to original
Embed associated documentation within
the record to make it available
System Integration
 Automatic data transfer between two systems
Original Process
Improvements With BMRAM
Asset records are created twice, once in
each system
Asset is added to ERP system and
automatically transferred to BMRAM
Changes must be made in both systems
Changes are made in the ERP system
and automatically changed on the record
Users must have access to both systems
to view work history
Work history is automatically reflected in
ERP system upon completion in BMRAM
Equipment Labeling
 Process for generating labels (asset tags,
calibration labels, out of service)
Original Process
Improvements With BMRAM
Users manually look up information for
and hand-write labels
Labels are electronically generated
directly from BMRAM
Users have to type ID from label into
BMRAM search fields
Barcoded labels allow users to scan ID
for entry into search fields
Metrology required to replace labels
frequently because of cleaning process
New label media resists fading and wear
and tear better than traditional labels
OOT Investigations
 Process for tracking / investigating Out of
Tolerance events
Original Process
Improvements With BMRAM
Manual decision by technician / reviewer
to initiate an OOT
Defined criteria to automatically initiate
an OOT at the appropriate point in the
Manually populate OOT with information
from work record
Automatic transfer of relevant work
information to OOT with instant
Inform owning department, QA,
management via email / phone / OOT
Automatic notification at the point the
OOT is generated to all affected users /
OOT Investigations
Original Process
Improvements With BMRAM
Manually route form to required groups to Workflow state controls notify and allow
populate required information, review
the appropriate groups to enter their
and approve
relevant information
Investigation requires manual review of
historical records
Electronic records allow for generation of
historical trending reports
Requires oversight to ensure
investigation is completed within the
required period of time
Electronic record captures all action
dates to allow monitoring of the length of
the investigation
Inconsistent process for making required
changes to the affected asset in a timely
When changes are required, change
request is automatically initiated in its
own workflow
Equipment Check-In
 Process for tracking equipment brought to the
lab / shipped to vendor
Original Process
Improvements With BMRAM
Coordinator calls/emails individual
owners to notify of events due
SSRS subscriptions automatically email
owners with lists of their specific items
User manually populates a check-in form
when the instruments are brought to the
An electronic check-in form is created
and automatically imports relevant asset
Transcribe information to separate
shipping form / packing list for vendor
calibrated items
Generate shipping form report from
BMRAM with all relevant information
Equipment Check-In
Original Process
Improvements With BMRAM
No traceability between form and location Workflow of check-in form indicates
of instrument / status of work
status and is linked to the associated
work record
Users call/email lab to inquire about the
status of their instruments
Users can log into BMRAM to view the
status via the check-in form or
Coordinator calls/emails individual
owners to notify for pickup
Workflow automatically emails owner
when check-in form reaches appropriate
Forced to estimate turn times for the
work completion process
Lab records all action dates on check-in
form which allows for generation of
Equipment Work Request
 Process for requesting / tracking unplanned
Original Process
Improvements With BMRAM
User prints and populates work request
form and delivers to maintenance
User submits electronic work request
form that is displayed in planner’s
Planner reviews request and follows-up
via phone/email
Workflow allows for “rejection” or
“approval” with automatic notifications
Planner references manuals, SOPs,
other documentation to identify the steps
that are required
Planner browses predefined bill of
materials for parts and associates
predefined Work Plan Template(s) (WPT)
Equipment Work Request
Original Process
Improvements With BMRAM
Planner distributes paper form to the
assigned technician
Planner assigns technician to electronic
Work is displayed in technician’s
Paper form must be routed to calibration
/ validation to verify additional
Upon completion of maintenance,
request is automatically routed to
appropriate group
No link between request and all work that Request form is linked / traceable to
has been completed
asset and all associated work
Multisite Implementations
 Harmonized implementation for multisite
organizations on shared hardware
Original Process
Improvements With BMRAM
Different CMMS’ or different versions of
the same CMMS across the organization
One standard version for all sites
Duplicate validation effort for initial
implementation / ongoing changes
Leverage harmonized configuration to
reduce validation effort for subsequent
Site specific SOPs / work instructions,
training materials, reports
Global documentation and shared
Multisite Implementations
Original Process
Improvements With BMRAM
Inconsistent data entry forces manual
metrics generation / estimates
Consistent data entry in one database
allows for global metrics report
Technical / user support issues require
localized administration
Harmonized implementation allows for
global support and faster resolution of
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