Using CMMS Software For Maintenance

Track Equipment Availability & Downtime With CMMS Software

Equipment Availability Is Not The Best Metric To Track! You want to measure total equipment downtime. Equipment availability especially when expressed as a percent can mislead. For example the equipment downtime doubles from say hundred hours to two hundred hours. However, you may just see a small percent drop in equipment availability if you have …

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Using Maintenance Software To Identify Equipment Needing Replacement

Should you just replace old equipment? Many organizations have equipment that is several years old, maybe even several decades old. In fact there are quite a few that still use machines that are over a hundred years old! Just because equipment is old does not automatically mark it for replacement. There are several factors to …

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7 Key CMMS Software Features For The Maintenance Manager

CMMS Software Features Can Make A Difference E.I. DuPont de Nemours Co. (Delaware) reported that “The largest, single controllable expenditure in a plant is maintenance, and in many plants the maintenance budget exceeds annual net profit.” (1996) Maintenance planners and maintenance managers are responsible for making sure that equipment and/ or facilities are properly maintained …

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7 Breakdown Maintenance Planning Tips With CMMS Software

Is a breakdown maintenance plan even possible? How can one plan for breakdown maintenance which by its very nature is unpredictable?  However, there are some things that you can do to make your maintenance team more effective in handling unplanned equipment breakdowns and other maintenance emergencies.

Equipment Maintenance Analytics – Find Expensive Maintenance Tasks

Some maintenance jobs can be costing more than you thought! Maintenance managers usually look at maintenance data by equipment to identify equipment that is getting expensive to maintain. However, there are other ways to to slice your data and look for ways to reduce costs and improve effectiveness.

Use CMMS Software & 5S To Deliver Better Maintenance Services

5S is a powerful lean manufacturing tool that can offer many benefits to any maintenance department. Even if you are doing commercial facility maintenance and not industrial maintenance, 5S can help you deliver better and more consistent maintenance services. Originally developed in Japan it is now used by many manufacturing organizations worldwide to improve industrial …

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How Maintenance Services Should Manage Maintenance Request Forms

Maintenance managers and maintenance planners know that the best laid maintenance plans get affected by unplanned events – machines break down or people need maintenance work done ASAP. While good preventive maintenance planning can help reduce the frequency of breakdown maintenance, handling ad-hoc maintenance requests can be more challenging especially when maintenance technicians are already …

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Key Maintenance Management Statistics For Maintenance Planners

How to report maintenance metrics to management? This article is a follow up to a previous article “Role Of The Maintenance Planner In Maintenance Management Programs“. Maintenance planners and maintenance managers need to provide regular status reports to management. What sort of data should you collect and how should you present it?

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