See how the crushing and prefabrication company SCPR manages its multi-site, multi-activities equipment fleet, and successfully implemented a preventive maintenance strategy with a single CMMS tool.
SCPR (With a turnover of 60M€ in 2017 and 230 employees) is a family-owned company from Reunion Island founded in 1965 and integrated into the Colas Group. Certified ISO 9001, ISO14001, and OHSAS18001, it produces various construction materials such as blocks, aggregates, and concrete. SCPR manages 10 production sites – 3 are for aggregate crushing, 4 for blocks, and the remaining 3 for beams, ready-mixed concrete, and prefabrication respectively – spread throughout the island. Physical distance often meant that maintenance tasks could only realistically be carried out by on-site production staff, who sometimes lack the expertise needed.
Sites, activities, functions: how to manage everything at once?
Complications arose from the large number of production sites, and led, for example, to rolling stocks being managed centrally, in contrast to fixed equipment which was managed locally. Moreover, the company regrouped a multitude of maintenance managers, including, but not limited to, workshop managers, operation managers, quarry or manufacturing managers, etc. As a result, the SCPR wanted to acquire a CMMS tool to meet 4 major challenges:
- Implement a true preventive maintenance strategy,
- Archive data related to maintenance intervention for legal reasons,
- Manage an inventory of spare parts worth approximately 1.5M€,
- Set up a single centralized tool accessible by all maintenance personnel.
DIMO Maint was chosen for 3 reasons:
According to the SCPR business manager who spoke at the CMMS Users Club:
“DIMO Maint is a comprehensive software, well adapted to industrial maintenance. Its flexible database can be precisely parameterized by the users with a large number of details. In addition, its architecture allows for the good integration of said parameters – with the vocabulary specific to the company – and centralized management in multi-site and multi-activity mode. The technical support and on-site training were undeniable bonuses that helped SCPR move forward step by step“.
Lessons learned during the implementation of the solution
Simply put, a maintenance project management must be carefully thought through prior to its implementation, because:
- The tool is useless if there is no maintenance methodology.
- Internal support for change is essential to effectively change corporate culture. As such, the entire company must be made aware of preventive measures.
- The project can progress step by step, module by module, with modules implemented according to the company’s priorities. Not every functionality must be put to use right from the get-go.
The CMMS solution at the heart of the maintenance system
Some figures: the database allows the management of 450 pieces of equipment, 2.300 components, 11.700 unique items, and 1000 product lines. DIMO Maint is used by 35 people. The solution is appreciated for its finesse in stock and downtime management. The results it brings perfectly met the initial objectives and SCPR has now complete control of its preventive maintenance strategy.
In short: SCPR opted for DIMO Maint, a unique CMMS solution accessible by all its maintenance staff. It can now manage a large stock of parts while effectively managing its preventive maintenance. The icing on the cake: the implementation of this solution has allowed the development of a real corporate culture of prevention.