Kiwi Co-Operative Dairies is set to roll-out a new software package at its six nationwide plants.
The Taranaki-based dairy, now one of the largest in New Zealand, is piloting 'MAXIMO for industry' from US-based PSDI, which streamlines maintenance management.
IT manager Stephen Tysoe says a trial is about to take place at the Hawera main plant, or at Kauri in Northland.
"Maintenance engineers and fitters will use it for controlling their preventative maintenance, and the control and purchase of parts," he says.
MAXIMO will integrate with an existing Promax system from Ross Systems and also give faster service more information and better control.
"With engineering schedules, we will be able to see that work and integrate it with our external contractors.
"Engineering managers will also have a better view of what is being done across the country. There will be better reporting of event failures," says Tysoe.
The pilot software has cost around $20,000 to $30,000, with extra project costs, including greater server capacity, bringing the total trial cost to almost $50,000.
If the trial proves positive, the software package will be extended across the country, including the South Island, in the next few months.
PSDI New Zealand senior sales executive Garry Chater says this deal shows increasing demand for MAXIMO software.
In addition to 'Maximo for Industry,' Chater says the dairy company's solution includes the following additional modules:
- MAXIMO Everywhere Work Request, for 250 users
- MAXIMO Analyzer, for business intelligence on asset maintenance activities
- MAXIMO Scheduler, for interactive resource planning
- MAXIMO Workflow, for streamlined team collaboration