June 21, 2023

Benefits of a CMMS for Regulated Manufacturers



Manufacturers in highly regulated industries such as medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and aerospace and defense manufacturers face unique challenges when it comes to maintenance management. These industries require strict compliance with regulatory bodies such as the FDA, FAA, and DoD, as well as adherence to rigorous internal quality control standards.

Scheduling, tracking and managing the maintenance of production related tools, equipment and other assets is a key role that can have a direct impact on production uptime. Knowing where assets are located, whether or not they need to be serviced, and when, can be a difficult and time-consuming job for organizations with thousands of assets across multiple sites.

A Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) can make the job easier for maintenance managers, ensuring that processes and equipment are compliant with regulatory requirements and meet quality control standards. Some of the key benefits of a CMMS for regulated manufacturers include:

  • Improved Compliance: A CMMS provides a single system of record, making it easier to ensure that assets are properly documented, serviced, and tracked to meet regulatory standards. Instead of chasing paper copies of records and gathering physical signatures, a CMMS can provide asset managers with an audit trail of service histories, changes, signatures and more.
  • Reduced downtime: A CMMS makes it easy to automatically schedule and track asset maintenance services including preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and inspections. Automatic notifications can be generated in advance to notify stakeholders when upcoming services are due, and which assets are overdue. Reducing overdue services and increasing on-time services helps ensure that assets are properly maintained, reducing downtime.
  • Improved asset lifecycle: Some CMMS applications allow customers to ensure that assets are properly enrolled when they are put into service, and then track the lifecycle of that asset throughout its history. This helps eliminate costs associated with lost or missing assets, and reduces the need for premature replacement of assets.
  • Better asset utilization: A CMMS software enables regulated manufacturers to track asset usage, ensuring that assets are being utilized to their full potential. This can help organizations identify underutilized assets and make data-driven decisions to improve asset utilization.
  • Improved reporting and analytics: Tracking maintenance metrics can provide valuable insights into the performance of your equipment and maintenance program. A CMMS that provides detailed reporting and analytics can help you to identify trends and make data-driven decisions to improve maintenance management.


These are just a few benefits of a CMMS system for regulated manufacturers. For more details on how a CMMS can help your regulated manufacturing organization, email us at software.sales@simco.com, or schedule a CMMS demo here.

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