Wind Industry Segments and CMMS Value Propositions


Through a wide variety of activities and interactions, Sandia National Laboratories has observed limited adoption of electronic work orders in the wind industry. To explore the value of electronic work orders in various segments of the wind industry, the Continuous Reliability Enhancement for Wind (CREW) team at Sandia commissioned Muir Data Systems to identify and summarize the segments of the wind industry and to identify the value propositions each segment would experience from a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) that handles electronic work orders.

The Muir Data Systems report summarizes those ideas, including an overview of CMMS, and is one of the steps in driving a culture change toward the electronic collection of accurate work order data and the development of a “full data picture” for the wind industry.

The CMMS Value Proposition paper focuses on four key points

  1. What is CMMS and how has it been used in other industries to reduce maintenance costs?
  2. What are the characteristics of the three primary industry segments (Independent Service Providers – ISPs, Owner Operators – OOs, and Original Equipment Manufacturers – OEMs)?
  3. What is the value proposition of CMMS for the different company and employee types?
  4. What can be done to make CMMS adoption in the wind industry a priority?

Download the report: Wind Industry Segments and CMMS Value Propositions (PDF)

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