Equipment Downtime Tracking vs Equipment Availability

Why Equipment Downtime Tracking Is Better Than Tracking Equipment Availability We always want to measure total equipment downtime. Equipment availability especially when expressed as a percent can mislead. For instance say the equipment downtime doubles from hundred hours to two hundred hours. However, if you have a lot of equipment, you will see just a …

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How To Manage Maintenance Backlog For Equipment

What is maintenance backlog? Maintenance backlog refers to maintenance work that is overdue. We usually measure maintenance backlog in hours or days. It shows the total time estimate it would take to complete the pending maintenance work orders. It is a very important maintenance metric for facilities managers, maintenance managers and maintenance planners. We must …

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CMMS Software Selection Tips For Maintenance Teams

CMMS Software Selection Can Be a Challenge Maintenance management covers a wide field. Ongoing maintenance is required for facilities & equipment in different types of industries. So having a CMMS software program that can keep track of such maintenance and schedule work orders becomes very useful. A maintenance software program is useful in locations with …

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Using Preventive Maintenance Software For Manufacturing

How important is the maintenance department in a manufacturing plant? There are many benefits of preventive maintenance software for manufacturing plants. However, in quite a few manufacturing companies higher management tends to see maintenance as a necessary evil! A cost center that adds little value. They may even see the maintenance team not as a …

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The Maintenance Planner & Equipment Maintenance

What does the maintenance planner do? The maintenance planner has many responsibilities. Above all being to plan and schedule maintenance on equipment. The planner also needs to make sure that spare parts and supplies are available to complete planned maintenance work as well as the technicians are available to do the work.

Four Easy Ways To Setup An Equipment Maintenance Schedule

Nearly all equipment and heavy machinery needs some kind of regular maintenance aka an equipment maintenance schedule. This type of maintenance is usually called preventive or planned maintenance (PM). Sadly, this is an often overlooked aspect of maintenance management and often skipped. Just think about it…

How To Do Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM)

Preventive maintenance is a critical function of a maintenance department. The equipment and machines used for production are a manufacturing or industrial operation’s lifeblood. Equipment shutdowns means products not being made or delivered to customers. Have you ever had this happen to you?

How To Use A CMMS For Maintenance Request Software

Maintenance request software may seem like a rather specialized requirement! However, if one is responsible for managing maintenance at a large facility or industrial plant we will be handling a lot of requests for maintenance work. Most requests will be for emergency or breakdown maintenance. Often the requester wants an immediate fix! But that’s just …

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Why Proactive Maintenance Is Better Than Just Preventive Maintenance

Proactive Maintenance – What Does It Mean? Proactive maintenance tries to identify and fix the root causes equipment failures. As part of your maintenance plan it can result in significant cost savings. It is different from reactive maintenance and preventive maintenance.

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