Using CMMS Software For Maintenance

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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How To Schedule Preventive Maintenance Work Orders

CMMS Software aka maintenance management software helps organizations manage maintenance of their equipment, facilities and other enterprise assets. But that’s just part of the story…

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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