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! ­čśë On the other hand… Do you know the health of your preventive┬ámaintenance 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 team complains that they spend too much time checking …

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5 Tips For Preventative Maintenance With CMMS Software

Breakdown maintenance is just one of your headaches! Anyone who is responsible for maintenance in a commercial facility or manufacturing plant is keenly aware of the problems caused by equipment breakdowns. We may have thousands of equipment to keep in top operating condition. If one breaks down, the entire operation may come to a screeching …

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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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5 Tips To Improve Maintenance Work Order Estimates

Poor work order estimates can cause costly headaches! When we have several different maintenance tasks to do every day, it is important to estimate how much time each work order will take. Underestimating the time required will cause many problems.┬á It’s a familiar story and usually goes like this: “Extra overtime is required every week …

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CMMS Implementation – Six Technical Tips For Success

CMMS Implementation Is Not Just Features & Workflows! When an organization purchases CMMS software (maintenance management software) besides the usual features comparison, ease of use and other criteria there are a few technical items that you need to consider for your CMMS implementation. These items if ignored during the software selection and evaluation process can …

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3 Quick Maintenance Metrics For Maintenance Planners

Maintenance department having problems? Maintenance departments in many organizations often have a thankless job! If things are running smoothly no one remembers them. The opposite happens when there are delays or problems due to maintenance requirements. Are you getting many complaints regards facilities maintenance or equipment maintenance? Is there a lot of pending maintenance work? …

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Auditing Your Maintenance Management Program – 5 Essential Steps

Why Audit Your Maintenance Management Program? Do you do an periodic audit of all your maintenance activities for the last year? I know it sounds rather tedious! However, it has several benefits. It can help you identify problem areas and scope for improvement. Also where you are doing really well in your maintenance management program! …

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