Capitalizing on the Power of PMC
Now Bacova can track all of its preventive maintenance in PMC. Once a week, on Friday, Forbes prints out about 200 pages of work orders for the coming week. Says Forbes, “The work orders range from tasks as extensive as doing preventive maintenance on a complete production line to making sure that our bottled water cooler gets restocked and cleaned. That cooler is important because we have a very hot environment in one of our work areas and our employees count on it.”
Forklift preventive maintenance is particularly important for Bacova. “We don’t miss any preventive maintenance on our fork trucks,” Strasser says. “We just bought 23 fork trucks and I want them to last for 20 years. Ten years from now I want to be riding those, and I want them to be in good shape. So we want to make sure we PM them as the manufacturer recommends.”
For emergency repairs, Bacova mechanics keep a call sheet, a document created in Microsoft Word, in their toolbox. When emergency maintenance needs to be done, mechanics fill out the form, entering the time it took to complete the work, when they finished, and any parts that were used. Forbes converts it into a complete work order in PMC.