Using CMMS Software For Maintenance

7 Tips To Plan Equipment Preventive Maintenance

When equipment preventive maintenance Becomes A headache! Have a lot of equipment preventive maintenance being skipped? Is it because reactive maintenance aka breakdown maintenance is dominating your day? 😒 Want to create a good preventive maintenance plan to reduce equipment breakdowns and complaints from users and management? Here are a few preventive maintenance planning tips …

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Why An Equipment Maintenance Workflow Is Important

Equipment maintenance Workflow Setup Well organized maintenance programs have a clear equipment maintenance workflow (see the diagram below). For instance a workflow with the following steps: 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 …

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Equipment Maintenance Software Reports For Real Costs

Some maintenance jobs can be costing more than you thought! Maintenance managers often look at equipment maintenance software reports by equipment to find equipment that is getting expensive to maintain. But that’s just part of the story… There are other ways to to slice our data and look for ways to reduce costs and improve effectiveness. …

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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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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 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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