Maintenance (CMMS) : achieving zero breakdown

The GME method and it's CMMS help you create or improve your maintenance step by step: housekeeping, standardization, maintenance plan.

The GME method allows to divide each year the number of failures by 2. To achieve this goal, Factory helps you put a plan in place :

Step 1: neatness and tidiness plan
Beforehand, it is essential to put in place a housekeeping plan, which guarantees that any abnormalities can be seen quickly, enabling maintenance work under excellent conditions.

Step 2: standardisation
Implementation of all the standards necessary for the company’s equipment to work properly :

  • cleaning standard
  • lubrication standard
  • inspection standard
  • preventive maintenance standard

CMMS Factory software allows to create and track all types of standards. These will include: definition of the tasks to be performed, their frequency, the equipment or materials necessary, safety instructions, relevant technical documents, the time scheduled, etc. When in use, these standards must be evaluated and fine-tuned regularly, to take account of reality on the ground.

Step 3: maintenance plan
The overall maintenance plan will be based on the standards put in place previously, but will also take account of other elements, such as:

  • The maintenance plan prescribed by equipment manufacturers
  • Experience of users and technicians
  • The latest detection and analysis technologies
  • The data collected by maintenance, following previous servicing
  • Breakdowns and abnormalities reported by Production
  • History analysis
  • Forecasts of future use
  • Budgets allocated and resources available
  • Production planning

Use of a computerised plan, which is in the CMMS Factory software, forms an indispensable aid for maintaining varied and complex equipment.

Factory CMMS

Factory CMMS is the new CMMS software developed and developed by Factory Systems. This computer-assisted maintenance software has all the usual features of CMMS: it is distinguished by a user-friendly and unique user interface, particularly well suited to the requirements of maintenance managers. In addition, it can also be easily connected to other external software in order to combine its own advantages with the advantages of the centralized management of an ERP.


Corrective maintenance also known as “firefighting” is based on a fast servicing intervention, following a sudden failure of equipment. It often paralyses production at the most inconvenient time.

The purpose of conditional preventive maintenance is to repair or replace machine parts or sub-assemblies as late as possible, but before any risk of wear or loss of efficiency. It relies on simple techniques (visual inspection) or complex techniques (vibration testing, thermographic analysis, oil analysis,…).

Systematic preventive maintenance is intended to avoid any risk of damage or breakdown. Parts are replaced systematically after a pre-determined period, without taking account of their actual state of wear. This is particularly recommended when a defect in the parts concerned can cause sizeable losses or where the cost of the part to be replaced is insignificant in comparison with the cost of a break in production.