New Technology Captures Mechanics’ Service & Repair Activity

April 28, 2007
OEM Data Delivery (“OEM DD”) a developer of tools for managing task and jobsite data, has introduced an intuitive, easy to use “electronic diary” for capturing detailed information on service and repair activities in a shop or field environment. The OEM DD system gathers information on location, the equipment being maintained, date/ time, type of work (e.g. mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, preventative) and the specific task (e.g. PM 1, engine, hoses, air conditioner) – or reason for the service. It also tracks disposition: from staging, through work-in-process, through completion. And, it helps captures indirect costs, including travel and administration activities. The OEM DD system uses radio technology; it is wireless and paperless. Most important, it provides management the intelligence and analytics for understanding what tasks take the most time, what equipment breaks down most often, and other useful metrics. The OEM DD technology also simplifies payroll, and is a valuable tool for managing OSHA and DOT inspections, too. Lists are uploaded, and nonconform items are flagged. Over time, the most common problems are identified for possible action. Disposition (operate, operate with caution, do not operate) is also tracked. A data management module generates email alerts regarding specified events, trends or benchmarks. OEM DD’s new, radio-based technology empowers managers to know what’s being accomplished in every bay and department. As a result, workers, equipment, materials and tools can all work to greatest benefit. The OEM DD system is an excellent tool for tracking the time required for various service and repair tasks, and for avoiding the over and under-servicing of equipment. Managers receive detailed reports that allow best-possible allocation of resources– and fastest return-on-investment for high-value equipment. Captured information is easily integrated into existing back office systems. Systems are engineered to user requirements and can be implemented quickly – often in just a day. Training typically requires just a few hours.