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Asset Maintenance is Key to Reducing Carbon Footprint

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Asset maintenance is the best way to decrease a company’s carbon footprint, according to Steve Ninnes, CEO and founder of Australia’s leading computerised maintenance management software provider MEX.  

While greener solutions will evolve over time, sustainable outcomes can be achieved right away through regular equipment maintenance to keep the systems running efficiently and productively.  

A more sustainable approach is to look at what already exists within a building’s infrastructure and ramp up its green capabilities.  

MEX’s advanced computerised maintenance management software (CMMS) is designed specifically for managing the maintenance of facilities and production equipment.  

Much more than just a mechanism to capture data, asset details and maintenance strategies, CMMS technology provides the ability to record: 

  • Assets owned or managed by a company
  • Maintenance work that needs to be performed or has been completed on an asset
  • Information on manpower usage, spare parts, costs and asset failures

Preventative maintenance is designed to stop breakdowns, defects and faults from occurring at the outset, which can cost a company much more in downtime and damaged reputation.  

Proper maintenance not only minimises energy consumption and its associated emissions, but also upholds efficiencies in time, output and money.  

A better outcome can be achieved on green initiatives if the focus is turned towards spending time and resources on maintaining the existing infrastructure facilities.  

To make management of asset maintenance even more immediate, accessible and sustainable, complete asset registers need to be made centrally available and viewable via smart phone devices, eliminating the need for multiple systems and the increased emissions that come with their operation.  

Demonstrating businesses’ growing integration of iPads, iPhones and other mobile devices into their operations, MEX has released its first CMMS using Microsoft’s Silverlight.  

With MEX’s software solution offering users a dashboard to visually track a company or building’s assets, parts, labour and maintenance needs, Silverlight offers greater graphic capability and compatibility with mobile devices.  

Mr Ninnes said the Silverlight version of its asset maintenance software was the result of months of research and development to ensure it took advantage of Silverlight’s advanced features.  

The move comes as more companies, large and small are embracing electronic asset records to reduce their carbon footprint and enhance sustainability outcomes.  

Mr Ninnes urges businesses to pursue more sustainable and carbon footprint-friendly avenues while always remaining vigilant about preventative maintenance first for immediate and tangible benefits.  

MEX’s software solutions help users increase their efficiency in maintaining assets. The software helps users record preventative maintenance, maintain work order data and scheduling, monitor labour productivity and reduce equipment downtime.

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