Steps to better data collection for maintenance tracking and facility management performance
If you want to improve the efficiency, productivity, and cost savings of your maintenance program, it all begins with data. After all, you can’t manage something if you can’t measure it.
Tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) is one of those things we all know we should be doing, but many facilities teams are struggling to actually do it.
We surveyed facilities professionals in a wide range of industries and found:
1.22% of respondents don’t track maintenance KPIs at all
2. 27% of respondents with a preventive maintenance program in place haven’t analyzed its effectiveness
In other words, about ¼ of the survey participants either don’t track KPIs or – if they do – aren’t using the data they’re tracking. Why is this the case? Well, a number of reasons:
They’re unsure of what to measure and how to measure it
No consistent processes or expectations for collecting data
Available data is scattered throughout different files and departments – no central repository
Data exists as an unorganized mix of paper and digital files that’s difficult to analyze
Don’t have the right tools for data collection and analysis
You’re not going to find many meaningful insights when your data’s a mess. It’s time to tame the wild beast that is your maintenance data..
Next week we focus on a roadmap to get you started.
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