Auditable chain of accountability with CMMS

Published:  25 March, 2020

E & JW Glendinning, a leading supplier of concrete, asphalt and aggregate products, has selected Spidex’s Mainsaver CMMS to support improvements in the auditability of its engineering operations.

Glendinning is a family company founded over 50 years ago with its roots in quarrying. Today, it delivers a complete end-to-end service from multiple sites across Devon and Cornwall that also includes manufacturing, logistics and civil engineering.

The impetus for looking at computerised maintenance management software (CMMS) was a desire for more detailed information on Glendinning’s substantial inventory of plant assets and the maintenance works carried out on them to further improve compliance.

Operations manager Mark Glendinning explained: “There is an ever-increasing onus on all manufacturing operations to be more auditable. Our main objective from procuring a CMMS is to create a central resource in which all engineering works carried out by the teams on our fixed assets are recorded. This will create an auditable chain of accountability for each maintenance task we complete.”

While researching the various CMMS options available, Mark Glendinning received a recommendation from one of the company’s maintenance technicians who had used Mainsaver CMMS in a similar role previously. His opinion was that it was ideally suited to heavy industrial operating environments but also straightforward and uncomplicated to use.

On that basis, Spidex was invited to conduct some general demonstrations of Mainsaver’s capabilities. Encouraged by what they saw, Glendinning’s CMMS project team then asked to see the system operating in a ‘live’ environment. A visit to the manufacturing facility of an existing Spidex customer was duly arranged to show Mainsaver in action.

Mark Glendinning: “When we met and spoke with longer-term users of Spidex’s CMMS, we were impressed with their recommendations - not only of the software itself, but of Spidex’s overall level of customer service as a supplier.”

Spidex managing director Jonathan Starling said: “We are delighted to have been selected by E & JW Glendinning to work with them on this important project. They are one of the best-known companies in the region and we are proud to be associated with them.”

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