UltraTech Cement is part of the US $40 billion Aditya Birla Group. The company has 22 cement plants in India with an installed capacity of 48.75 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) with an expected increase of 10 MTPA by FY 13. All the plants are having multiple machineries running 24/7. It is very critical to see that the machines are in workable condition all the time. Ultratech uses SAP Plant Maintenance module to generate preventive maintenance orders, maintenance engineers need to carry out the tasks on the field by physically inspecting the equipment’s. They note down the results on the field in a notepad and then after coming back to office enter the details into SAP resulting in rework and possible mismatch in information.
iNotify mobile enterprise application platform was deployed to be accessed by their by Maintenance engineers. They use tablets on which they get to know there daily maintenance schedule and can update the tasks while doing inspection of the machines. Also in case of any notification to be generated for any fault, same can be generated at the site so that appropriate action can be taken, which prevents in turn failure of the machine. This also ensures service engineers doing regular inspection and maintenance of the machines. Main objective of the mobility initiative was bring about pro-active maintenance and much improved preventive schedules to reduce plant downtime.