Preventative maintenance scheduling from COSS’ ERP software reduces the risk of lost production and costly downtime. This feature set triggers and tracks maintenance requirements easily and efficiently, right within the production schedule. Inherently flexible, maintenance can be scheduled on a calendar basis, after a certain number of shots or parts, or a combination of both. This supports quality standards such as QS9000. Fully visible to the scheduling system, the time required for maintenance is directly allocated by the COSSERP manufacturing software and scheduled into the workflow as a high priority order for dispatch purposes.