How To Fix Maintenance Workflow Problems

maintenance Workflow Setup: A well organized maintenance management program will have some distinct workflows (see the diagram below). For instance, external users or customers send in maintenance work requests. We schedule this maintenance work as well as preventive maintenance and create work orders. Technicians receive these work orders and complete them. We generate maintenance reports …

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How To Schedule Preventive Maintenance With A Maintenance Calendar

Preventive maintenance scheduling is low on the totem pole! Working with operations to schedule preventive maintenance for vital equipment & facilities can be a challenge for maintenance managers. Above all, breakdown maintenance is a priority (see “7 Breakdown Maintenance Planning Tips With CMMS Software” for some useful tips). After all, equipment needs to be up and …

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Preventive Maintenance Planning – How To Check Plan Health

Preventive maintenance planning has a purpose! Are you using maintenance management software for your preventive maintenance planning? Most maintenance programs aka CMMS software have many reports for different purposes. They often look very good and sometimes they can be really useful! 😉 On the other hand… Do you know the health of your preventive maintenance plan?

Preventive Maintenance Scheduling – When Is It Excessive?

Preventive maintenance scheduling leading to complaints? It does sound weird! Have you ever had this happen to you? For example, management or other departments complain that your preventive maintenance scheduling is too much. Maybe equipment is frequently unavailable because of scheduled preventive maintenance. In addition your maintenance team complains that they spend too much time …

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Maintenance Management Software – Is It Worth The Cost?

Maintenance management software can be a tough sell! Recently one of our sales people was in touch with a possible customer regards the value of CMMS software for maintenance of their equipment and facilities. Their managers had some serious concerns whether a maintenance management software program would help or hinder them. Have you ever had …

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Four Easy Ways To Setup An Equipment Maintenance Schedule

Why set up an equipment maintenance schedule? Nearly every equipment or machine needs some kind of regular maintenance. This scheduled maintenance (also called preventive or planned maintenance  aka PM) is an often overlooked aspect of maintenance management. This reduces the chance of unexpected failure or repetitive equipment breakdowns. Equipment downtime results in big costs due …

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