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TOMMS SYSTEMS SDN BHD: Maximizing Asset Uptime
Most people that are new to the asset management scene want to know the difference between enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS). As they realize that the two are very much alike but that EAM has a broader, more comprehensive scope than CMMS, buyers then become curious of how effective EAM is as a solution and the reasons for buying it. “The most important reason is to improve the productivity of the asset,” begins Clarence Wong, CEO of TOMMS SYSTEMS SDN BHD (TOMMS).
Wong exemplifies on the asset management aspect with companies that have multiple facilities across one region, or state, where they either subcontract their maintenance services out to other contractors or run with decentralized resources. To enhance efficiency and get the most productivity out of employees and assets, Malaysia-based TOMMS unifies all services in one single EAM platform called the Total Maintenance Management Enterprise Solution Suite (TOMMS) that allows their clients to share resources across multiple facilities, also allowing further mobility.
The second benefit that TOMMS’ EAM solution delivers is reliability. In any facility or plant, there are a great number of assets that are very expensive, such as the gantry crane which has to have an incredibly high uptime because it directly affects productivity. To avoid equipment failures and boost their utilization rate, TOMMS does failure predictions ahead of time to ascertain where and when maintenance can be done to reduce emergency breakdowns and allay any reliability concerns.
The most important reason is to improve the productivity of the asset
Safety is another key area where TOMMS ensures all safety procedures are in place for equipment or locations, especially in skyscrapers. High rise buildings have fire drills every month, the data regarding which will be captured in the EAM system for any audits and compliance.
TOMMS’ specific focus is on improving uptime and maintenance of facility, plant, and fleet assets. TOMMS does facility maintenance for most high-rise buildings, and their esteemed clientele include the Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC Convention Centre, Sunway PFM, Taylor Universities in Malaysia, a multiple number of universities, hospitals, and more. TOMMS EAM ensures that the clients are proactively informed about any ongoing facility maintenance. Their plant maintenance assists plants in manufacturing, power, water treatment, and oil and gas.
In the seaport industry, gantry crane operators need to be very careful when handling the machinery because the crane straddles objects at steep heights. The risk associated with this job requires an operator to be fully alert while doing their work, for which they also need to be sufficiently rested. TOMMS observes the employee work hours and checks with the company’s guidelines in order to ensure that work fatigue does not give way to serious issues.
In case of any accidents such as short circuits in a power plant industry like AES Sojitz, sending a normal electrician to service a vacuum circuit breaker (VCB) that has short-circuited is very dangerous. Someone with qualification or certification, such as a chargeman can only service a VCB. TOMMS ensures that safety compliance and quality assurance are adhered to before deploying a chargemen.
With a five years roadmap in mind, TOMMS has been continuously improving its product by integrating with ERP, SCADA, BIMS, IIoT and blockchain technology. With 20 years of hands-on experience, TOMMS has helped organization-wide process to build a comprehensive asset management program by customizing to each organization’s specific needs and deliver the entire program or target certain steps for the clients by tailoring to their specific needs.