Facilities Maintenance News

6 Ways to Keep Track of Your Maintenance Tools at Work

It can be tough to keep track of where maintenance tools are, especially when you have to share them with, not so organized, co-workers. A lot of time can be wasted looking for misplaced tools that you need to do your job. Not to mention it comes with a certain level of aggravation that tends to affect how nice you feel like being for the rest of the day. So to help, we've compiled a few...

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ISO 55000 Asset Management Standardization: How CMMS Software Can Help

As organizations grow, so will the need for standardization and process improvement. Without these elements, the culture of "fighting fires" will continue to be the norm for maintenance departments. Standardized asset management programs such as those outlined by the International Standards Organization (ISO), establish benchmarks for asset quality control leading to fewer down times, lo...

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CMMS Data - Obtain Accuracy By Ensuring 100% Work Order Entry

Lets start with the obvious fact that computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) software was created to manage maintenance issues.  It was also created to give maintenance managers insight into their operations and how effective the team is at satisfactorily providing maintenance services.  How well that insight reflects their actual operation depends on the accuracy of the data ...

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10 Reasons to Start Using Your CMMS Software More Effectively

1. Long Equipment Downtimes Depending on the industry you serve, the effects of down equipment can range from inconvenience to extensive profit loss.  Your organization can turn into a black hole of inefficiency without a way to track and improve the repair time of failed equipment.  Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software can track repair efficiency through status cha...

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Preventive Maintenance Batching - PM Scheduling the Efficient Way

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 inspection...

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CMMS Work Order Software Is Not Just For Maintenance Departments!

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 ...

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