Original Date: 07/10/2006
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Information : Facilities and Equipment Maintenance System
Tobyhanna Army Depot is using a customized version of MAXIMO maintenance software to effectively manage the depot’s facilities and equipment maintenance requirements, including the requesting, tracking, managing, costing, and reporting of equipment and facilities maintenance activities.
In 1996 the Army selected Tobyhanna Army Depot (TYAD) as its initial operating site for the Facilities Equipment and Maintenance (FEM) system that runs on MAXIMO software, which was developed by Product Software and Development Incorporated for the Joint Logistics System Center. Beta testing of the system was completed and deployed throughout TYAD in 1999. FEM is essentially a standard, asset maintenance-management system that allows users to manage mobile equipment utilization, mobile and production equipment maintenance, real property maintenance, and facilities maintenance work. The system also allows users to manage inventory (spare parts and consumables) in their storerooms, perform employee assignment and labor reporting, and generate job plans and preventive maintenance procedures.
The FEM system facilitates a single data-entry point that interfaces with legacy systems such as the Defense Property Accountability System. The single data-entry point creates work orders for equipment, machinery, and vehicles and identifies which division of the Directorate for Public Works (DPW) is responsible for the work. The work order is printed out in the appropriate DPW division so the supervisor can assign the work. Artisans performing the work document all material and man-hours spent on the job. The FEM system manages all parts inventory for availability, interchangeability, usage, and requirements – reducing the amount of parts maintained in the depot’s warehouses while incorporating parts availability into workload scheduling. FEM is used at TYAD to manage over 2,200 pieces of production and service equipment items and all depot facilities and grounds; schedule preventive maintenance on all of the depot’s vehicles, mobile equipment, production equipment, buildings and grounds; and processes more than 24,000 maintenance-repair work orders annually.
Future plans for upgrading TYAD’s FEM system including incorporating handheld terminals (HHTs) for ease of inventory management and creation of a paperless work order completion system. Data will be entered into the HHTs real time during each workday and downloaded at the end of each work shift.
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