Generation Systems, Inc. (GSI), makers of LUBE-IT, the Award-Winning Lubrication Management System announces its advanced SAP/Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) interface. This software innovation enables the seamless transfer of inspection requests from maintenance technicians directly into the SAP Maintenance Notification Queue for approval by SAP work planning supervisors.
“LUBE-IT customers also running SAP have long asked for an SAP interface, and we’ve delivered it,” says Mike Johnson, President of Advanced Machine Reliability Resources (AMRRI), and GSI. “This is a game-changer. The daily essential care and inspection routines provided by lubrication technicians can be a tremendous source of advanced ‘defect scouting’. With this advanced SAP/EAM interface, observations can quickly and confidently be transcribed into meaningful, well-managed inspection requests. We’ve been working on a way to do this for quite some time, and we have finally solved the riddle,” Johnson explains.
LUBE-IT, a ‘Product of the Year’ work practices management software award winner, is the most widely used daily essential machine care and machine lubrication task management system on the market, typically serving Fortune 1000-sized customers. This is a major advancement for users of both SAP and LUBE-IT. Finally, the reliability engineer or supervisor responsible for maintaining daily essential care activities and for translating the many written notes and radio requests into SAP work requests for more vigorous inspections has the means to do so using LUBE-IT’s EAM interface.
Here’s how it works: Technicians make notes about issues of concern in their iOS, Android, or Windows tablets during normal rounds and inspections. The note, or ‘trouble notice entry,’ is placed in a queue for the group manager to approve and ‘auto-dispatch’ to the SAP Maintenance Notification Queue, where it is approved or rejected by planning managers.
“All the relevant details are logged, checked, approved, and deployed without the first scrap of paper being generated,” says Johnson. “Everyone knows that a competent lubrication technician can be an amazing source of insight into machine health needs. With properly devised work practices, these technicians run task-focused routes that expose them to all the key production machines and do so on a routine basis. They can observe and report on small changes before those become disruptive repairs. Using a notepad and pencil is not effective. These employees need to communicate directly with work planners but do so with oversight from their direct line supervisors. Now they have a tool that enables them to accomplish that and easily manage the details derived from their daily essential care management efforts.”
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