Using CMMS Software Features

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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Maintenance Backlog Management For Equipment & Facilities

What is maintenance backlog? Maintenance backlog refers to maintenance work that is overdue. Maintenance backlog is normally measured in hours or days. It shows the total time estimate it would take to complete the pending maintenance work orders. It is a very important maintenance metric for facilities managers, maintenance managers and maintenance planners. Big increases …

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How To Create An Equipment Preventive Maintenance Schedule

Why set up a preventive maintenance schedule? Preventive or preventative maintenance (PM) is an often overlooked aspect of maintenance management. Nearly every equipment needs some kind of regular maintenance. This reduces the chance of unexpected failure or repetitive breakdowns. Equipment downtime results in big costs due to lost production, variable product quality and poor customer …

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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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Eight CMMS/ Maintenance Software Setup Tips

New Maintenance Management Software Package. Now How Do I Set It Up? It can be hard setting up a CMMS system (maintenance software package) for the first time. This is especially true if you do not already have an existing maintenance management program. However, even migrating from an existing CMMS program has its own challenges! You need a plan …

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How To Get Maintenance Software Program Costs & Benefits

Maintenance software can cost more than you think! When buying a CMMS/ maintenance software program you often need to provide justification for the purchase in terms of expected costs and savings to your management. This can be hard to do and quite tedious. You need to collect both the possible costs involved as well as …

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5 Tips For A Successful CMMS Software Trial

Doing a CMMS software trial can be a lot of work! Are you are in the process of selecting maintenance management software for your organization? You may be finding it quite a challenge! You have pared down the list of the CMMS programs to a handful of likely products. Now for trials of the maintenance …

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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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