Published On March 11, 2022 | 5 Min Read
Downtime means a duration during which an Asset is unavailable for utilization. Unplanned Downtime badly affects industries operationally, socially and financially. In this blog, we would give an overview of what is downtime, what causes it and the strategies by which we can combat it.
Downtime can be of 2 broad types:
In manufacturing industries, manufacturers have had a tough time dealing with equipment downtime since the beginning. This results in negative impact on generation of revenue, disrupts relationships with partners as the downtimes pose an obstruction in workflow. MTTR and MTBF are important metrics that helps to track downtime and to estimate how effective an already performed maintenance work is.
In IT sectors downtime refers to the time tenure during which an IT system is not operational or is in offline mode. Surveys say that the average cost of a network downtime is about $300k in an hour. Servers can be unavailable when you shut down systems for maintenance and upgrading software, at times of equipment breakdowns and also due to external factors like cyber security attacks and interrupted power supply.
You can calculate system availability by dividing uptime by the sum of uptime and downtime.
To combat the issue of equipment downtime you must first deeply understand its root causes which are as follows:
You can rectify and shorten unplanned downtime in the ways:
Follow standard maintenance protocols and give appropriate training to technicians – Following Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) reduces contrast in performance of different staff performing the same task. Strong training, workshops and on boarding programs are required for maintenance staff.
DreamzCMMS can efficiently collect data of maintenance and of process automation. You can use DreamzCMMS to schedule preventive tasks while considering the workload of account technicians, availability of spare parts and tools and also the chances of conflict with schedules of production. You would also be able to create and store maintenance checklists using DreamzCMMS. DreamzCMMS along with access to equipment maintenance logs, troubleshooting guidelines, maintenance manuals and safety checklists, enables the maintenance technicians to speed up their tasks ensuring business continuity.
Use a centralized digital maintenance platform like DreamzCMMS to stay organized and manage downtime of equipment.
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