When a business purchases machinery or real estate from a service provider, they sign an annual maintenance contract outlining their expectations for ongoing maintenance. For example, in the case of an office building, the HVAC supplier who installed the system may enter into an AMC agreement.
Annual maintenance contracts are agreements with service providers for the repair and maintenance of your company’s property (AMCs). There is no limit to what your company’s property can be serviced for, from large manufacturing machines to PCs and printers used in the office. In addition to the structure, land and parking lot service may be included. Every company that wants to improve their day-to-day operations must have an AMC in place.
The long-term repeatability of a machine is critical to its ability to produce high-quality output. This high level of output is the result of meticulous machine maintenance. When it comes to machines, you want the best people with the most knowledge and experience to keep it running smoothly.
An AMC can be agreed upon by the parties for one to three years. You can extend the contract if you want to continue using the service. Although AMCs typically include service support, a comprehensive maintenance contract (CMC) can be added to include IT support and replacement as well.
The Benefits of Annual Maintenance Contracts
When it comes to saving money and increasing productivity in industries such as aerospace, automotive, construction products, and heavy equipment, an AMC (annual maintenance contract) is an excellent option to consider. An annual maintenance agreement that is recurring has a number of advantages, some of which are as follows:
Costs that are known ahead of time include:
Costs that were not anticipated can quickly accumulate during normal maintenance, compromising the entire budget. With a long-term, fixed-price contract for complete annual maintenance, you can keep track of and account for all of your maintenance expenditures. If your maintenance budget experiences less fluctuation, you will be able to more reliably allocate funds throughout the rest of the firm without having to worry about overruns or deficiencies in maintenance.
Every time you require assistance, you will receive it:
Unless you employ predictive maintenance technology, an old adage holds true when it comes to maintenance: you never know what will happen until you start working on it. If you have a maintenance contract, an expert will be available to assist you at any time, regardless of the nature of the problem. Employees in-house may not be able to provide this level of security because it is not always feasible or cost-effective to stay on top of every issue that occurs. It is the contract partner’s responsibility to provide multi-skilled, professional maintenance staff who are capable of dealing with any issue that arises as a result of their job.
Improvements in logistical planning:
Every aspect of your maintenance practice is taken into consideration when you have a comprehensive maintenance contract. This technique gives major logistical advantages that will help you increase your profit margins in the long run.
Increase the longevity of your equipment.
In order to do this, maintenance should not be considered as a one-time occurrence, but rather as an ongoing operation with the primary purpose of keeping the equipment in peak operating condition for the longest period possible. Increasing equipment performance and, as a result, production efficiency is the goal of long-term maintenance contracts. This is accomplished by providing the resources necessary to adhere to a successful scheduled or predictive maintenance strategy.
The amount of downtime will be minimised as a result of the following:
With the help of regular preventative maintenance, maintenance partners are working hard to decrease or eliminate downtime caused by malfunctioning equipment. Through the use of an annual maintenance contract, it is feasible to plan for downtime ahead of time by scheduling planned maintenance during the least disruptive times of the production calendar.
The capacity to narrow one’s focus on one’s primary competencies:
There is a continual sense of unease, and there is frantic scrambling to complete necessary maintenance tasks in a circumstance where management is unwilling to assign them a higher priority. This has a negative impact on the operation’s other components. To alleviate this unhappiness, a maintenance contract is used to provide management, operators, and other technical personnel, allowing plant leadership to concentrate on core tasks and other bottom-line drivers like as innovation and customer service.