Using CMMS Software Features

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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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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Role Of The Maintenance Planner In Maintenance Management Programs

What does the maintenance planner do? The maintenance planner has many responsibilities. Chief among them being to plan and schedule maintenance work. The planner also needs to make sure that spare parts and supplies are available to complete planned maintenance work as well as the technicians are available to do the work.

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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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.

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