Since APM was deployed at the mill where Latino used to work, employees have traded clipboards and binders for tablets and auto-generated reports. Logging information now takes a fraction of the time previously needed, and data is instantly uploaded to a central database where stakeholders can easily analyze it. Technicians and operators no longer need to hope somebody does their due diligence—the system, coupled with defined work processes, automatically flags critical asset information and ensures timely follow-up on issues.
Reporting has been similarly streamlined.
“It was great to be able to go into one tool and have everything related to our equipment. If my boss needed a budget report, he could go into APM and get it with just a couple of clicks,” Latino said. “I think if you talk to any technician, engineer, or manager, they would love to have that because even today, a lot of plants are still using multiple point solutions. They have a spreadsheet for this, a homemade Access database for that.”
Though his work now impacts countless technicians and assets in an array of different industries, he still checks in on the mill. He is happy to report it continues to make great strides in its APM journey.