Measure Performance vs Business Objectives
The Asset Performance Management Assessment offered by AVEVA enables our customers to gain a clear understanding of the current status of their business and maintenance maturity, including where improvement opportunities will provide the quickest financial return. The APM Assessment involves a comprehensive action plan to execute against a defined strategy. This internal document walks through the objectives of an APM Assessment, the preparation required prior to booking the assessment, execution, people involved, duration, client deliverables, costs to the customer and sample APM Assessment questions and benchmarks.
Work management ensures that maintenance personnel can manage and plan incoming work requests as well as automatically generated work from preventive maintenance programs. The planning function ensures that labor, materials, tools, drawings and subcontractor requirements, as well as safety information, can be identified on work orders to support proactive maintenance activities. With the Avantis.PRO Enterprise Asset Management product, plant floor personnel are empowered to enter, manage and view entity-related activities. In addition, integration with the inventory and procurement functions ensures material availability, improved productivity of maintenance staff, better communication of needed supplies and complete costing of all activities.
MRO Inventory addresses the main challenges of maintenance repair and operations, enabling the control of a large number of unique and low-unit value items. The system automates the reorder process by recognising calculated safety stock levels, replenishment lead times and sophisticated “available-to-promise” logic based on expected receipts (open purchase orders) and issues. The ability to establish multiple storerooms and locations, as well as flexible categorisation capabilities, and allows the user-defined grouping of items for searching, analysing and reporting purposes. The inventory module also provides the ability to uniquely identify and track repairable items and critical parts through serialisation.
The main objective of the procurement function in a maintenance environment is to minimise the cost of buying high volumes of MRO inventory items, and to ensure that parts are available when needed. Avantis.PRO Enterprise Asset Management focuses on fully automating the entire procurement process, including requisitions, purchase orders, expediting, receiving, quotations and contract and invoice matching. Extensive analysis capabilities are available to streamline the procurement process and allow more time for the procurement professional to add value in contract negotiation and vendor relationship management.
Approval routing relies on the same engine as the Avantis.PRO Enterprise Asset Management cabinet functionality, thus providing the customer with unlimited flexibility on selection and routing rules. Approval routes are defined by the user, and can be based on both financial and functional rules. Approvals are electronically performed through an approval Inbox or via your standard email system, thus enabling off-line approvals to be performed at your convenience. Approved documents can be automatically processed to their next stage via workflow: for example, an approved requisition may be automatically ordered. The approval and workflow capabilities enable a considerable reduction in administrative workload over the long term, and provide enhanced flexibility to ensure auditable decision making.