Using CMMS Software Features

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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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.

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.

How Corrective Maintenance Repairs Are Speaking To You

Corrective maintenance repairs are trying to tell you something 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 …

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Equipment Maintenance Analytics – Find Expensive Maintenance Tasks

Some maintenance jobs can be costing more than you thought! 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.

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