Those that work in the food and beverage manufacturing industry must take into account numerous priorities when it comes to production. Safety of workers and consumers, quality standards, environmental regulations, workforce labor regulation and servicing of critical equipment used in production are just a few examples. Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and enterprise asset management (EAM) software solutions help food and beverage manufacturers stay on track and operate at an optimal level.

DPSI is a developer of CMMS and EAM software with more than 30 years of experience. Our solutions are user-friendly, widely-used and versatile. Learn three unique ways iMaint, an enterprise solution by DPSI, is utilized within the food and beverage industry.

Cooke Aquaculture, a global seafood company with multiple plant locations, uses iMaint to track maintenance and labor, ensuring that assets like vessels and cages are operating efficiently. The system tracks approximately 600 different pieces of equipment spanning various sites—not to mention 100% of the labor, which they report on daily. The Cooke team also takes advantage of the ability to customize iMaint fields based on the facility role. For example, labels and views of the software for marine maintenance differ from those used in the net shop. Additionally, the navigation and features change from one location to another so that employees are only able to view information relevant to their specific location.

Founded in 1927, S & D Coffee & Tea covers the 48 contiguous states and continues to increase their manufacturing capacity. S & D utilizes iMaint to process an average of 200 work orders a week. Additionally, the inventory management feature is critical for their success—it’s used to track approximately 9,000 parts distributed across six facilities. As parts are entered in iMaint, they are assigned to a specific piece of equipment and facility. Along with that, the information entered into the system includes the manufacturer, manufacturer part number, iMaint part number, description and keywords that may help identify the part. Detailed descriptions like these ensure mechanics can locate parts when needed, as they rely heavily on iMaint’s part lookup feature.

Successful processor John Soules Foods increased machine uptime from 84% to 98% after taking advantage of Maint’s many features. The system streamlines preventive maintenance (PM) tasks for food-related equipment such as electric knives, ovens and packaging machinery. However, iMaint is also utilized to schedule maintenance for buildings and grounds equipment like doors, water filters, forklifts and more non-food machinery. Using the software, John Soules Foods generates 350 PMs a week and supports a maintenance staff of 65 employees. iMaint also helps ensure the team is able to track expenses, generate critical reports, demonstrate regulatory compliance and provide upper management with reliable, up-to-date information.

There are a multitude of different ways companies have utilized iMaint’s features and options such as work orders, mobile CMMS, reporting, CMMS dashboard and more. DPSI offers cloud-hosted and on-premise versions of iMaint, depending on each individual customer’s needs. A private cloud option is also available. Schedule a CMMS demo with one of our knowledgeable sales representatives to see iMaint in action.