Kenworth is offering new versions of its Kenworth PremierCare Connect maintenance management system that it says will enable fleets to more effectively manage parts inventories and maintenance operations.
New PremierCare Connect Professional system is aimed at small- to medium-size fleets that require more features for their daily operations than the original Connect system offered. KW says Connect Professional has hundreds of useful features, including inventory control, preventive maintenance scheduling, work orders, repair order invoicing and counter sales invoicing.
According to David Danforth, national parts manager, customers will be able to purchase a handheld wireless bar code scanner from Kenworth to manage parts and work orders and download the information to their database. This version was crafted from Kenworth PremierCare Connect Plus, now renamed Connect Enterprise.
"The new Connect Professional is ideal for the smaller maintenance operation that has fewer technicians and operates within a more limited budget," said Danforth. "They will be able to learn the system through a user's manual and web-based training."
For larger fleets, there now is Connect Enterprise. It has all features available with Connect Professional along with such advanced functions as support for multiple business units and integration with other business software systems. Customers can keep track of parts and technicians' time spent on each work order by using a bar code scanner connected to the computer workstation. An optional mobile bar code scanner is also offered.
"This is the ideal maintenance management system for operations with multiple locations that want more detailed functionality," Danforth said. "Connect Enterprise customers will receive on-site training that is included in the package price."
For more PremierCare information, contact a Kenworth dealer.