The automation of a work order for maintenance or installation projects on telecom towers is a business process which mainly involves:
Automated Work Order Assignment & Scheduling
Maintenance (preventive and corrective)
Installation (technical and civil works)
With inputs such as:
Data from smart locks
With outputs such as:
Trouble Ticket Closing
Automated updating of the inventory
These tasks are usually carried out between different stakeholders such as operators, agencies, towercos and contractors.
During this business model, automation plays a key role where the latest technologies help to make the process more digitized and monitored, keeping up with market demands.
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All maintenance works that have previously been scheduled for replacement or overhaul.
Incidents that have been discovered during a preventive maintenance, or planned due to a breakdown.
Installation of technical equipment
Carried out in the tower. Technical refers to equipment like antennas, batteries, or networks.
All works involving earthworks such as the process of making cuts in the ground, surfacing, etc.
Maintenance and Installation
This use case consists of the process to be followed by a MNO or a Towerco to perform either maintenance or installation works on a tower with one or many internal and external stakeholder:
Work order schedule
The first step is to schedule the work order within our TREE platform. Once it has been determined that an equipment needs maintenance, an operator’s maintenance or installation scheduler will plan and schedule this process.
It should be requested by the operator and managed by the access manager. The approval is carried out by an agnostic access mechanism. For this purpose, either a physical key or a virtual key and access permission are required.
Work order assigned
Once the work order is scheduled, it will be sent to the worker who will be responsible of executing the work order in the field by using the TREE mobile App. This work order can be monitored from both the web and the mobile App.
The worker/operator in the field must unlock the lock to get into the worksite and carry out the work order (maintenance or installation works).
Once the worker is inside the facility then carries out the work order and before leaving, everything must be locked to complete the process. The client will be able to monitor the access and see when the lock was modified.
«TREE platform includes the possibility to upload documents within the workflow process (e.g.: the health and safety certificates, qualification of the worker, etc.)».
Benefits of the work order automation
Work order automation brings great benefits to all stakeholders involved in this business process. Through automation and technology, Operators and Towercos can manage all maintenance operations and installations in just one platform where they can make instant and centralised decisions. Some of the benefits of this automated business process are: