Equipment/ Asset Management

How To Schedule Preventive Maintenance With A Maintenance Calendar

Preventive maintenance scheduling is low on the totem pole! Working with operations to schedule preventive maintenance for vital equipment & facilities can be a challenge for maintenance managers. Above all, breakdown maintenance is a priority (see “7 Breakdown Maintenance Planning Tips With CMMS Software” for some useful tips). After all, equipment needs to be up and …

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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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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.

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?

CMMS Software Tip: Why You Need An Equipment Maintenance Calendar

Complex planning required! With several different types of equipment it can be hard to figure out the best times to schedule preventative maintenance. Some maintenance may take several days to complete causing issues with operations/ production who need the equipment to be available and functioning. Several periods during the year can be bad because they …

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