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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 aka breakdown maintenance tends to dominate. Preventive maintenance gets delayed and sometime not done at all! Here are a seven tips to help improve preventive maintenance planning. Continue reading

less breakdown maintenance means a happy maintenance supervisor!

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. Continue reading

Corrective maintenance repairs are trying to tell you something

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Even top of the line assets will break down eventually. It’s just the way it goes when it comes to machinery, equipment and facilities. As a maintenance manager, you probably have a good idea of how long most of your equipment will last. However, have you ever have the kind of week at work where equipment breakdowns are about to put you over the edge? Handling corrective maintenance can become a big headache! Continue reading

Some maintenance jobs can be costing more than you thought!

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Maintenance managers usually look at maintenance data by equipment to identify equipment that is getting expensive to maintain. However, there are other ways to to slice your data and look for ways to reduce costs and improve effectiveness. Continue reading

measure your maintenance metricsProblems 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. Maintenance managers and maintenance planners can use these metrics  to pinpoint the real issues and how to fix them.  Continue reading

successful maintenance software trialIf you are in the process of selecting maintenance management software for your organization you may be finding it quite a challenge. You may have whittled down the CMMS software selection to a handful of products. At this point you may have started doing trials of the software. How does one make best use of the CMMS software trial period? What sort of process makes sense? Continue reading

What Is A Workflow?

setting up maintenance management workflowsA 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). Continue reading

Maintenance manager bogged down with workCMMS Software aka maintenance management software helps organizations manage maintenance of their equipment, facilities and other enterprise assets. Companies that use a maintenance program typically see a significant reduction in the maintenance costs besides seeing cost savings due to fewer equipment breakdowns. They also see improved equipment and facility performance that results in better quality and higher customer satisfaction. It not only can be used to manage breakdown or corrective maintenance but can also help you schedule & track preventative maintenance.  What are the preventive maintenance scheduling options that you can use to do needed maintenance on equipment & other assets?

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Improving maintenance practices with 5S5S is a powerful lean manufacturing tool that can offer many benefits to any maintenance department. Even if you are doing commercial facility maintenance and not industrial maintenance, 5S can help you deliver better and more consistent maintenance services. Originally developed in Japan it is now used by many manufacturing organizations worldwide to improve industrial operations & safety. Fundamentally it is a workplace organization method based on five principles:

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