Equipment/ Asset Management

Maintenance Backlog Management For Equipment & Facilities

What is maintenance backlog? Maintenance backlog refers to maintenance work that is overdue. Maintenance backlog is normally measured 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. Big increases …

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7 Tips To Plan Equipment Preventive Maintenance

Having a lot of equipment will result in a preventive maintenance headache! Do you have a lot of equipment to maintain? Is reactive maintenance aka breakdown maintenance 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 …

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How To Analyze Machine/ Equipment Breakdown Reports From CMMS Software

Problem Equipment May Not Be Obvious! Having a lot of equipment breakdowns & unexpected downtime? Or is everything under control and there are hardly any maintenance emergencies? 😎Wow! Whatever the situation, operations managers and  maintenance managers need to regularly identify problem equipment. These bad boys are the ones that cause frequent shutdowns or incur big …

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Equipment Maintenance Calendars & Scheduling Preventive Maintenance

Scheduling equipment maintenance can be challenging! It is good to get an idea of maintenance due for the coming months. You want to see if too much work is scheduled in some weeks while not much is scheduled during other weeks. Low periods could also be good for maintenance staff to take time off or …

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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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How To Manage Maintenance Requests With CMMS Software

If you are responsible for managing maintenance at a large facility or industrial plant you will be handling a lot of requests for maintenance work. Most will be for emergency or breakdown maintenance. Here the requester wants an immediate fix. Others will be for planned maintenance. Here the requester will want you to do maintenance …

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Use Maintenance Calendars In Your Preventive Maintenance Schedule

Preventive maintenance is low on the totem pole! Working with operations to create a preventive maintenance schedule for vital equipment & facilities can become a challenge for maintenance  managers. Breakdown maintenance is a priority since equipment needs to be up and running again. However, regular preventive maintenance is essential to keep equipment running smoothly and within operational …

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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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Maintenance Management Workflows – What Are They?

What Is A Workflow? A workflow consists of an orchestrated and repeatable pattern of business activity enabled by the systematic organization of resources into processes that transform materials, provide services, or process information. (source Wikipedia) A well organized maintenance management system will have fairly typical workflows (see the graphic below).

7 Key CMMS Software Features For The Maintenance Manager

CMMS Software 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 and …

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