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What Sets Top Performing Calibration and Maintenance Programs Apart

Insights and Best Practices from Life Sciences Leaders

Calibration and maintenance are critical activities for ensuring that equipment is operating correctly and safely in your facility. However, not all calibration and maintenance programs are created equal. Top performing programs tend to have certain characteristics that set them apart from the rest. Here are some insights and best practices from top-performing calibration and maintenance programs:

  • Strong leadership: Top performing programs have strong leadership that sets clear goals and expectations, provides resources and support, and fosters a culture of accountability and continuous improvement.
  • Data-driven approach: Top performing programs collect and analyze data on calibration and maintenance activities to identify areas for improvement. This includes tracking equipment downtime, identifying equipment that requires more frequent maintenance, and identifying trends in equipment failure.
  • Standardization: Top performing programs establish standard procedures for calibration and maintenance, which helps to ensure that tasks are performed consistently and correctly. This can also help to reduce the number of errors and increase efficiency.
  • Continuous improvement: Top performing programs are continuously looking for ways to improve and optimize their calibration and maintenance processes. This includes regular reviews and audits to identify areas for improvement, as well as regular training and development for team members. Learn more about Continuous Improvement here.
  • Emphasis on preventative maintenance: Top performing programs place a strong emphasis on preventative maintenance, which involves performing regular inspections and maintenance tasks on equipment before it breaks down. This can help to extend the life of equipment and reduce the number of unplanned repairs.
  • Leverage Automation: Top performing programs make use of advanced technologies such as computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) to automate and streamline many of the tasks associated with calibration and maintenance. This includes scheduling, tracking, and reporting on equipment, inventory, and work orders.

By following these best practices, you can set your calibration and maintenance program on the path to success. Remember to focus on preventative maintenance, use technology to your advantage, standardize procedures, analyze data, continuously improve and have a strong leadership.

To learn more about how you can use technology to implement calibration and maintenance best practices in your organization, email us at software.sales@simco.com, or schedule a CMMS demo here.

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