The similar challenges faced by local authorities with regards to maintenance management leave them vulnerable to similar risks. Find out how Lesedi Local Municipality (LLM), together with IMQS, have taken an inclusive and pragmatic approach to reducing the potential risks of maintenance management challenges.
MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES AND RISKS
Many local authorities share similar challenges within their operations and maintenance (O&M) departments with regards to maintenance management, especially preventative maintenance.Challenges:
Limited available budgets
Inappropriate skill levels
Little or no information on the current location, state and cost of existing assets
Inadequate levels of service delivery
Ineffective and/or under utilisation of the existing asset base
Over-spending to ensure that assets deliver the required level of service
THE LESEDI SOLUTION
Lesedi Local Municipality (LLM), together with IMQS, have taken an inclusive and pragmatic approach to reducing the potential risks of maintenance management challenges:
Inclusive - following a process whereby the relevant stakeholders and their particular interests are considered in the design of the solution.
Pragmatic - the system-solution considers and emphasises existing processes that work effectively support the O&M team’s process in a lean, efficient and non-intrusive manner.
View relevant attributes of their asset data
Import the appropriate scheduled tasks by asset type
Receive scheduled task notifications
Easily use feedback mechanisms to update the system of completed tasks
WHAT FUNCTIONALITY HAS BEEN MADE AVAILABLE
The platform-independent application runs on any device that has internet connectivity, integrates with asset register data and is easily configurable:
A UNIFIED VIEW
With a simple deployment, configuration and maintenance, LLM has been offered one unified view on all its asset information. This reduces the risk of making decisions based on dissimilar data sets. All matters related to preventative maintenance tasks and asset-location have become visible. Asset information is readily available to assist with decision-making and enable coordinated workforce execution, which saves operations costs in the long run.
IMQS is committed to helping municipalities achieve their business objectives through integrated, spatially enabled, Infrastructure Asset Management software solutions. For further reading on how software solutions can support maintenance management challenges read our blog Improved Municipal Service Delivery Through Integrated Maintenance Management or learn how Rustenburg Local Municipality has been able to reduce its infrastructure-related operational expenditure from R1,5 million to R328 000 in less than a year.