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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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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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.

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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