Manage Maintenance



Manufacturing maintenance teams are challenged with ensuring maximum availability of machinery and equipment to increase production capacity and efficiency. One of the key roles of maintenance is to keep production lines running without unplanned downtime; keeping machinery serviced, updated and running effectively to reduce the likelihood of breakdowns and stoppages.

Cimlogic's maintenance solution, including reactive maintenance, asset management and preventive maintenance modules helps manufacturers meet production schedules, reduce downtime, reduce repair costs and improve productivity:

  • Maintenance man imageEnable accurate business planning based on true maintenance costs

  • Understand accurate labour requirements to service your plant

  • Understand the true cost of your machinery (is it costing more than it is worth?)

  • Ability to plan maintenance according to live production schedules - single-view visualisation of production and maintenance data

  • Enable smarter decision-making (auto-escalation of unanswered queries allows real-time intervention based on business priorities)

  • Better visibility and management of maintenance activities, including resources, spare parts, equipment failure, breakdowns, their frequencies, and root causes

  • Improved KPIs; Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF), Mean Time To Repair (MTTR), equipment downtime, Planned Maintenance Percentage (PMP), Schedule Compliance etc 

What causes high maintenance costs?
  • High maintenance costs can be experienced as a result of a number of things, such as; unplanned downtime, equipment faults, breakdowns and lost production from quality, time or speed. Even if equipment is operational, it may not be running at maximum speed, it may break down too regularly resulting in inconsistent product quality, excess waste, whilst disrupting planning and scheduling. Establishing the root causes of high maintenance costs is the first step to managing and reducing these costs.
  • Unplanned maintenance results in lost production, higher part costs, and lost time for fixing the problem; costing significantly more than planned maintenance. Preventive maintenance can be planned, reducing the costs as shut down can be planned to coincide with production downtime. Therefore, preventive and reactive maintenance needs to be controlled and managed effectively so to keep equipment producing consistently high product quality. 

Maintenance efficiency blogs 

Read our maintenance blog series exploring the common challenges facing the manufacturing industry: 

Blog #1 - Maintenance in Manufacturing - are you ahead of the game? - Manufacturing maintenance teams are challenged with ensuring maximum availability of machinery and equipment to increase production capacity and efficiency. Read these 8 top tips for effective maintenance management. 

Blog #2 - Maintenance - an inside view from a business analyst - Nik Tankard, Business Analyst at Cimlogic discusses the vital role of maintenance management in gaining tangible business efficiency improvements. Discover the benefits of implementing strategic maintenance for reduced downtime and increased productivity. 

Get in touch today 

Cimlogic help manufacturers discover how efficiently they are utilising maintenance in the production process, to highlight cost savings and opportunities for improvement. To find out more please call us on +44(0)1274 599955 or email

Cimlogic is the sole UK Integrator and the UK Gold Partner of TrakSYS, designed and developed by Parsec Automation Corp.  Learn more about TrakSYS here: Why TrakSYS?

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Preventive Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance (PM) is 30% less expensive than reactive approaches. Read the whitepaper to see why PM has such a positive impact and how you can leverage Preventive Maintenance in your own facility.

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Case Studies

We have many case studies available such as Premier Nutrition, Purity Soft Drinks, Royal Mail, Windsor and Eton Brewery and the APS Group. Read about our customer's experiences and solutions.

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