What is Preventive Maintenance?

What is Preventive Maintenance?

Preventive maintenance is a critical component of any maintenance strategy. It is a key factor in lowering maintenance costs, reducing equipment downtime, improving asset lifespan and efficiency, and increasing workplace safety. Having a clearly defined, well-thought-out maintenance plan is a crucial first step in long-term success.

Preventive maintenance is critical to any business looking to reduce maintenance costs and the number of reactive maintenance issues. But … what exactly is preventive maintenance?

Preventive maintenance involves taking the necessary precautions and actions to prevent accidents or equipment failures from occurring before they happen. Some examples of this would be: performing regular business and equipment inspections, cleaning and lubricating essential equipment, and tidying your business’s grounds are all examples of preventive maintenance.

The goal of preventive maintenance is to proactively prevent equipment failure and reduce the risk of accidents and downtime. Taking certain precautions to ensure minimal risk to your business ensures you and your staff can focus on organizational goals, instead of having to repair what is broken.

Any type of maintenance that is not reactive (i.e. a response to a problem, malfunctioning equipment, technology, etc.) is preventive, and there are many different types of preventive maintenance that pertain to different areas of a business, or specific timing.

In short, as a business owner or manager, you face a certain amount of risk when it comes to customer and employee safety, equipment operations and safety, and property upkeep, among other areas. Implementation of regular preventive maintenance measures can ensure your business is protected from substantial risks and accidents, keeping your business goals and safety goals intact.

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How smart is your distribution system?

How smart is your distribution system?

Automation has transformed traditional distribution systems into the smart distribution systems (SDSs) of the future. The availability of data and remote-control capability in SDSs provides distribution operators with an opportunity to optimize system operation and control.

So, what do we mean by Automation Integration?  Automation focuses on reducing or eliminating labor costs by creating a process with a single data entry.  Integration, on the other hand, manages the handing off of data from one software to another.  Both are integral to the efficiency of the distribution center.

The distribution center is the interface between producer and customer. Automated distribution centers offer significant advantages: they are more space-saving, flexible, resource-efficient, process secure, cost-effective, and reliable. This increases the effectiveness of distribution, even in multi-channel retailing.

ABCO Systems has been providing Material Handling Integration solutions to their customers for over 30 years allowing us to utilize our vast experience to provide our customers with a custom solution to fit their unique needs.

Whether you are upgrading your existing automation or looking to implement a new integrated system, ABCO will provide the expertise and elite vendor partners to create the right solution for you.  CLICK to learn more about how we can partner with you to implement an efficient distribution center solution.