The Ins and Outs of Maintenance

Enterprise technology project pitfalls

The continuing challenges of a volatile economy require middle market manufacturing companies to streamline their operations as much as possible.

Unfortunately, most companies are burdened with a resource-intensive process when selecting and implementing enterprise technology. Compounding the challenges are the never-ending demands of customers, a complex supply chain, increasingly competitive market conditions and other scenarios that consume scarce time and resources.

Reasons to use Computerized maintenance management system

Many businesses turn to maintenance software for help when they have the need to optimize their maintenance operations through the efficient work order management system or problems tracking their inventory levels.

While those are perfectly good reasons to try out a CMMS, the benefits of a fully utilized computerized maintenance management system reach far beyond that.

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Biggest losses in a warehouse

Has your business recently suffered losses in your warehouse operations? Are you beleaguered and unsure of where to turn? While there are many sources of losses in the warehouse, there are a few areas in particular that are primary culprits. By addressing these areas in question, your organization can see a sudden uptick in profitability by amending issues in these problem areas.

Risk-based maintenance (RbM)

Have you ever asked yourself if you’d be able to save time and resources by not spending your already limited resources on assets that don’t need it?

Do you wonder if you’d save time and money by creating a maintenance strategy for particular assets?

Our guide to Risk-Based Maintenance (RbM) will show you step by step in layman terms how to quickly analyze the most efficient way to use your maintenance resources while improving reliability, reducing costs, and increasing equipment integrity.

Reliability centered maintenance (RCM)
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Even though it may not seem so important when all your equipment is in proper working order, keeping up with regular maintenance is a mission-critical process.

If you barely notice the benefits of preventative maintenance, you’re either doing it right, or you’ve been lucky enough to avoid a catastrophic equipment failure that makes the need for a preventive maintenance program blatantly (and painfully) obvious.

CMMS benefits

A CMMS, a.k.a Computerized Maintenance Management System, is a software program that, in a nutshell, streamlines and automates a company’s maintenance processes. CMMS solutions came about in the 80’s when managers and crew were sick of the chaos caused by trying to track their WOs, PMs and assets with paper and pencil.

Thanks to this type of technology, maintenance managers can now automate their maintenance schedules, increase asset lifetime, forecast inventory needs, and keep track of work orders via both desktop computer and mobile devices.

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How to start a preventive maintenance plan

If you’re currently relying solely on corrective maintenance, then your company is probably wasting tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars every year due to a lack of a consistent preventive maintenance plan.

The good news is that starting a preventive maintenance program isn’t complicated when you have a clear idea of the steps you need to take.

Not so coincidentally, that is the focus of this article.

If you have a few minutes to spare, we’ll show you how to set up your initial preventive maintenance schedule in just a few simple steps.