When you have a CMMS in place, then your operations will be dependent on the information that is provided by the system, such as asset availability, budget variances, energy consumption, performance, work backlog and payroll hours.
An effective quality system not only provides a competitive advantage by guiding the organization toward improved performance but more importantly, it is a key factor in mitigating product and business risk by detecting and preventing defects along the way.
Recently, Fraser and his team of laboratory analysts were asked to identify suspected contaminants in some polyacrylate rubber samples. The team found an unexpected substance – protein – in the samples they were studying. The protein they detected appeared with some regularity, but they could not plausibly account for its presence.