In the industrial era of the twenty first century, companies are looking for ways to improve their operations as well as reduce their operational costs. This statement poses the question, "How does a company improve its operations and/or reduce its operational costs"? One answer is for the company to introduce new innovations in technology into the facility's processes, plant layout, maintenance structure, etc. The Institute of Ocean Technology has taken this route and converted its traditional hand-written Preventive Maintenance system into a Computerized Preventive Maintenance system by using the Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) called "MainBoss". (The exact software is Version 2.9 Update 2 Build 2.)
National Research Council of Canada. Institute for Ocean Technology
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Student Report (National Research Council of Canada. Institute for Ocean Technology), no. SR-2005-12 (2005).