Friday, September 15, 2017

Six Benefits of Using Mobile Devices to Manage Work Orders

Six Benefits of Using Mobile Devices to Manage Work Orders

In recent years, Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) systems have evolved in response to industry demands by becoming more sophisticated, robust and user-friendly applications. One of the most significant developments in CMMS functionality has been adding mobile accessibility as a feature. Given the widespread use of mobile devices in the form of smartphones, tablets and laptops, this change in how customers can access maintenance management systems has been a real game changer.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Five Things Maintenance Managers Should Look for in a CMMS

Five Things Maintenance Managers Should Look for in a CMMS

Maintenance managers are the people responsible for keeping facilities running. They are valuable members of any operation; their duties vary in scope depending on the size and function of the facility for which they work. Generally, maintenance managers oversee the installation, repair and upkeep of an employer's property, including machines, mechanical systems, buildings and other facility structures. Managers’ daily routines involve being responsible for things as mundane as replacing light bulbs to as critical as ensuring that a key piece of equipment is repaired or that water damage in an area of a building is appropriately responded to. Because businesses depend on uninterrupted operations, the onus is on maintenance managers to seek out ways to do their jobs in the most efficient and cost effective ways.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Six Steps to Setting Up a Preventative Maintenance (PM) Program

Six Steps to Setting Up a Preventative Maintenance (PM) Program

A large part of keeping a company running efficiently and profitably is ensuring that all equipment is functioning optimally. To do so, routine preventative maintenance needs to be conducted. Unfortunately, regular equipment checks often go overlooked in certain areas of a company's operations mainly because attention is usually directed toward more pressing issues. However, when small tasks go overlooked for long periods of time, problems often follow; production errors, work injuries, and asset damage can all occur if careful tracking and maintenance aren’t followed. A breakdown in critical equipment is costly both regarding repairs as well as downtime and delays in a company’s productivity.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Six Ways to Reduce Equipment Downtime

Six Ways to Reduce Equipment Downtime

If your business depends on its equipment, you are bound to face downtime from time to time. If you’ve ever dealt with it, you know it can be more than frustrating. It is very costly, even more so than you might think. Every time equipment breaks down there are certain unexpected expenses. These include paying workers who are unable to do their jobs, slowing production, losing profit and costly repairs. There may also be waste resulting from items that were partly through the manufacturing process and had to be stopped. Late delivery fees or loss of customer goodwill if you are not to be able to fill orders on time may also result.

Friday, August 11, 2017

How CMMS Can Improve Hospital Maintenance

How CMMS Can Improve Hospital Maintenance

Mobile devices represent a technological game changer in the ways people communicate. Cell phones and tablets have changed and shaped how we access and share information. They have redefined how we conduct our personal and business lives. In the past, our ability to communicate was limited to landlines, answering machines, snail mail, courier services and interoffice memos. Later, communication shifted to fax machines and computer-based email. By removing the need to rely on fixed external devices, mobile phones and tablets have made it possible to have the world at one's fingertips – where ever, whenever and most important, in real time.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Nine Key Features to Lookout for When Selecting a CMMS Software Solution

Nine Key Features to Lookout for When Selecting a CMMS Software Solution

Researching and selecting a computerized maintenance management software(CMMS) can be a tedious task. There are some key features that are a must when selecting which CMMS solution to purchase. CMMS software collects and stores data about equipment repairs, scheduled maintenance, and maintains an inventory of materials and parts. CMMS also tracks associated costs and manages all related workflows. By automating these functions, it improves the productivity of an organization by reducing downtime created by scheduled or emergency equipment maintenance.

Monday, July 24, 2017

What is a Work Order & How Can You Streamline Them With Software

Information gathered from work orders can be useful not just while the order is being processed but also for future reference. Learn more about work orders and how you can use software to systemize them as you read along.