Maintenance Management Tips

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).

3 Quick Maintenance Metrics For Maintenance Planners

Problems in the maintenance department? Are you getting many complaints about facilities & equipment maintenance? Is maintenance work taking too much time to complete? If this sounds familiar here are three quick maintenance metrics to help you identify causes and solutions.

How To Analyze Machine/ Equipment Breakdown Reports From CMMS Software

Problem Equipment May Not Be Obvious As an operations manager or maintenance manager you will regularly look for problem equipment. These cause frequent shutdowns or incur big maintenance costs. When you have hundreds of equipment it can be hard to do. For this equipment breakdown reports or similar asset maintenance reports from your maintenance management software …

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Planned Preventive Maintenance – What Does It Really Mean?

Breakdown Maintenance Will Hurt You The equipment and machines used for production are a manufacturing or industrial operation’s lifeblood. Equipment shutdowns means products not being made or delivered to customers. So it is important to keep them up and running. Waiting until a piece of equipment shows signs of trouble can seriously impact production. This …

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7 Tips To Plan Equipment Preventive Maintenance

Many equipment assets = A preventive maintenance headache! Let’s consider tips for preventive maintenance as a follow on to our prior post “7 Breakdown Maintenance Planning Tips With CMMS Software“. When you need to manage maintenance of a large number of equipment it can become difficult to create a good preventive maintenance plan. Reactive maintenance …

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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.

Why Proactive Maintenance Is Better Than Just Preventive Maintenance

Proactive Maintenance – What Does It Mean? Proactive maintenance tries to identify and fix the root causes equipment failures. As part of your maintenance plan it can result in significant cost savings. It is different from reactive maintenance and preventive maintenance.

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