2.2.2 Maintenance Management Systems (MMS)
While PMS focuses on the facility, i.e. the pavement, a maintenance management system (MMS) focuses on the function and effectiveness of maintenance. It is aimed at improving quality, productivity and work outputs.
An MMS is used to estimate and cost the amount of work to be performed, and monitor the effectiveness and results achieved. A condition-based needs assessment and budgeting procedure will provide for a uniformly defined maintenance planning process, as well as be a tool for checking the levels of maintenance service throughout the network.