Why preventive maintenance is a problem Working with operations to schedule preventive maintenance for vital equipment & facilities can be a challenge for maintenance managers. Preventive maintenance scheduling is low on the totem pole! Don’t look at me like that! Shutting down equipment for recommended maintenance can be hard to justify when there are production […]
Using CMMS Software For Maintenance
Maintenance Software Setup Challenges It can be hard setting up a CMMS system (maintenance management program) for the first time. This is especially true if you do not already have an existing maintenance management program. However, even migrating from an existing CMMS program has its own challenges! Have you ever had this happen to you?
Budget for maintenance software Maintenance software costs will be more than you think! When buying a CMMS/ maintenance software program you often need to justify the purchase in terms of expected costs and savings to your management. This can be hard to do and quite tedious. You need to collect both the possible costs involved
What is 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…
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?
Maintenance work order cost tracking can be a challenge. For instance you run a large equipment maintenance program and create several hundred work orders a month. How well are you alerted to material and labor usage problems? Not being able to track such items will often result in unexpected costs that will break your budget.
Is a breakdown maintenance plan even possible? How can one plan for breakdown maintenance? It is by nature very unpredictable! However, there are some things that you can do. This will make your maintenance team better in handling unplanned equipment breakdowns and other maintenance emergencies.
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
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: But that’s just part of the story… What is a workflow? A workflow consists of an orchestrated and repeatable pattern of business activity enabled by the systematic organization of
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.