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Preventive Maintenance Batching - PM Scheduling the Efficient Way

Written by Ryan Noble

February 17, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Does your normal preventive maintenance routine have your team doing laps around the facility?  Going from area to area inspecting one thing then going around again to inspect another.  Seems like a waste of time doesn't it?  You might need to take a look at how you're scheduling PM's.  PM batching is a more efficient way of scheduling your work because it groups together like inspections by location and recurrence instead of equipment type, reducing the need to burn laps like Jimmie Johnson at the Daytona 500.

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Topics: Preventive Maintenance, Increase Efficiency

CMMS Work Order Software Is Not Just For Maintenance Departments!

Written by Ryan Noble

February 7, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Perhaps the reason you are searching for work order software is to help your particular department, facilities or maintenance.  What a lot of facility and maintenance managers are finding out is that it is difficult to express the value of CMMS software to everyone else when it only directly benefits their department.  I’m here to tell you that there are highly customizable and flexible work order solutions available that can be used by any department that accepts customer requests.

How nice would it be to have everyone on the same system!  You can easily argue the return on investment (ROI) of CMMS software when it can replace multiple costly independent software platforms that each department is using.

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Topics: Work Order Software, Increase Efficiency, ROI of CMMS

Why Work Order Software is Critical to Optimizing Your Preventive Maintenance to Corrective Maintenance Ratio

Written by Ryan Noble

January 31, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Are you a facility manager that is constantly trying to put out maintenance fires or inversely, doing so many unneeded preventive maintenance procedures that you can’t find time to do corrective actions?

You might have found yourself stuck in an inefficient preventive maintenance (PM) to corrective maintenance (CM) ratio.  While both are natural functions of any activity, most facilities are either doing too much or too little planned maintenance work.  Here is where work order software can help. 

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Topics: Preventive Maintenance, Work Order Software, Increase Efficiency