This article will explain why Mintek’s Transcendent makes a good Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) for Ski Resorts.
How Ski Resorts May Benefit From Using An EAM
Most resorts have the same problems with regard to maintenance and upkeep. Ski Resorts have all the same lodging maintenance management issues as other resorts plus a couple of more. Perhaps the most notable is the responsibility for performing preventive maintenance and inspections in harsh weather conditions. Extreme cold temperatures and snow can crack fittings, freeze fuel lines, increase the brittleness of exposed materials as well as speed up corrosion. Making rounds with paper and pen is not a reasonable solution given the technology available in the market today.
“The methods chosen to mitigate corrosion while still addressing other functional issues for the given piece of equipment include base materials selection, surface treatments and coatings, and good practice of maintenance procedures.”
Source: ASM International
Inspecting and maintaining equipment is not just seasonal. When the winter season has concluded all equipment must be inspected and secured for the off season or non-use and then re-inspected and repaired before the next season.
What should be inspected
Inspections are designed to identify potential problems before they become major repairs or liabilities. Major equipment as well as other assets should be inspected for corrosion, secureness, unusual wear and tear, structural cracks and signs of strain. Preventive maintenance or repair should then be scheduled to resolve the problem. Other inspection items may depend on the actual facilities or legal guidelines. For a fairly comprehensive inspection checklist visit Safety & Security Self Inspection Checklist for Hotels
Why an EAM makes sense
The purpose of an EAM is to provide asset management from the beginning of an assets lifecycle through its retirement. This has many benefits ranging from efficient maintenance management to the extension of the useful lifecycle of equipment. The benefits are achieved through the collection of asset detail, the automated scheduling of inspections, preventive maintenance and work orders as well as the production of management reports that help manage resources better. When integrated with handheld technology, the archaic form of paper based maintenance is eliminated leading to additional productivity gains.