VMS Engine-Component Maintenance

Vessel Management System Professional

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The Engine-Component module tracks and schedules maintenance events, allowing for all manner of task variety, from brightwork to fuel filter change. Because different engines and components require proprietary service intervals VMS Professional allows virtually unlimited assignment of task criteria, aged by running time (in hours) and elapsed calendar time.

If using the Planner Mode (shown) this module dynamically analyzes entries in the Engineer's Log. Any service interval that occurs on a previously entered Engineer's Log event is shown (circled in this illustration) if the log event date coincides with the task date due. You may jump directly to the Engineer's Log entry with a single click anywhere in the Engineer Log Event description.

You may also associate Tasks with specific inventory to allow easy tracking and maintenance of inventory by it's demand.

To debit inventory specifically assigned to this Task click the button Global Update Hours / Task Debit. This will allow you to open a QuickView that shows a survey of each item and the alteration of Inventory contents. So, in this case, if you used four Engine Mounts in the Align Vibration Mounts task, you can quickly open the appropriate inventory module and decrement the Quantity On-Hand by four. When you auto-generate a Purchase Order these parts will be reordered without further survey if this task diminished the inventory below specified minimums (informal shopping lists will also be updated). You may also open the generic Inventory QuickView to survey any Inventory record associated with the chosen task.

Any definition of task can be assigned to each engine-component thereby providing as many aged tasks on a single engine-component as you need. You may associate any number of graphics, documents or hyperlinks to the Engine-Component Module (a jpg object file is illustrated).

Any task that is overdue (aged beyond specified time or service intervals) will show a Service flag. Any Engine/Component maintenance task not overdue will not appear on the Engine/Component reminder modules. If you wish to see the task hour aging of the record chosen enter today's accumulated engine hours in the box Hours Now. If a date was assigned to the task originally VMS ages the task in days, alerts you if a service interval has passed and shows the Due Date.

You may rotate from this module to the Address Book (for Vendor modification) or the Engine/Component QuickView Module and then return to this Module with Vendor information updated in the Active Record. The Active Record will remain memorized until you enter another module's QuickView from the Vendor Address Book. Click View Vendor to open the Vendor Address Book in Read-only mode. Click Edit Vendor Address Book to open the Vendor Address Book while memorizing the Active Record (if chosen).

Reports can contain many combinations of data sorting, including an All Vessels report.

VMS also provides a Contract and Task Manager that will allow the specification of jobs with comparison of actual vs. proposed performance.