Maintenance Management Tips

3 Quick Maintenance Metrics For Maintenance Planners

Maintenance department having problems? Maintenance departments in many organizations often have a thankless job! If things are running smoothly no one remembers them. The opposite happens when there are delays or problems due to maintenance requirements. Are you getting many complaints regards facilities maintenance or equipment maintenance? Is there a lot of pending maintenance work? …

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3 Ways To Improve Maintenance Spare Parts Management

The Hidden Costs Of Maintenance Parts Management Managing maintenance parts and supplies can be hard. This become a harder still if you have many types of equipment to maintain. Each type of equipment will have its own unique set of parts and supplies for corrective and preventive maintenance. Equipment spares can also be quite expensive …

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Auditing Your Maintenance Management Program – 5 Essential Steps

Why Audit Your Maintenance Management Program? Do you do an periodic audit of all your maintenance activities for the last year? I know it sounds rather tedious! However, it has several benefits. It can help you identify problem areas and scope for improvement. Also where you are doing really well in your maintenance management program! …

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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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6 Tips To Reduce Maintenance Management Costs

Maintenance management costs can be significant! As a maintenance manager or supervisor you will often be under pressure to reduce these costs. Due to its impact on the bottom line senior management also takes interest in such cost reductions. A report by E.I. DuPont de Nemours Co. (Delaware) said that the largest, single controllable expenditure …

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PPM, Planned Preventive Maintenance – The Right Way To Do It

Why Is Breakdown Maintenance So Bad? 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. …

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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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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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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).

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