The Challenge: Tracking Assets that are not in a Fixed Location
Troy MacNeill, Database Administrator for Cooke, is based at a facility in St. George, New Brunswick, Canada that includes a net shop and marine maintenance. “Cooke is global and has thousands of employees. We currently use iMaint in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Maine and Washington. I hope that we can add our plants in Scotland, Chile and Spain to our iMaint system in the near future,” MacNeill says, explaining the scope and reach of iMaint. “We use iMaint to track marine maintenance for about 600 different vessels or equipment at various sites. In addition to our vessels, we track 100% of labor in iMaint and report on it daily,” explains MacNeill.
Marine maintenance includes vessels, nets and cages. In the net shop, nets are tagged as assets. iMaint is used to track all repairs on each net including 100% of the labor hours used, where each net is shipped to and installed, how long each net is in the water, net wash costs (comparing the weight when dirty and the weight once it has been cleaned), and when a net is returned to the shop for repair. Sometimes nets are washed on the water and iMaint tracks how many times a net is washed, who washed it and the proper net washing program used to keep fish healthy. If a net is repaired, it has to pass a break test and the results are stored in iMaint for auditing purposes.