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7 Ways to Overcome CMMS Implementation Challenges

CMMS implementations might seem simple at first glance, but a staggering 70% of implementations fail (and many of them for the same reasons). Organizations believe that using new software is easy, so they forgo a lot of the critical planning and pre-implementation strategies that make CMMS adoption a success.

Preventive Maintenance vs. Reliability-Centered Maintenance: 7 Questions Your Team Should Understand

Both preventive maintenance (PM) and reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) have the same bottom-line goal: They are both designed to increase asset reliability and lifespan by creating a maintenance system of scheduled work. Both typically plan and schedule maintenance tasks in advance, with the exception of tasks designated for run-to-failure maintenance. Maintenance tasks are then completed on that predetermined schedule, which may be set by time, usage, or performance triggers.

7 Ways to Avoid Costly Procurement Mistakes in Maintenance and Facility Management

Goods and services are essential tools for keeping the maintenance machine running. Plants might consume their goods and materials at varying rates, but regardless of how quick or slow, everyone will need to buy something. Procurement processes need to be seamless and efficient to sustain all activities relating to maintenance, repairs, and overall operations.

Predictive Maintenance and Farming & Agriculture: An Unexpected yet Successful Duo

Predictive maintenance is one of the most sought-after maintenance strategies available today. High-tech features in futuristic movies are now becoming reality as the technology becomes available. People and devices are connecting in unprecedented ways that allow data to flow freely. In this article, we’ll see how one of the most advanced forms of maintenance applies to a rather traditional industry such as farming & agriculture.

How to Improve Your Fleet Management With Better Preventive Maintenance Checklists

Preventive maintenance is essential for any fleet company to succeed. Strong preventive maintenance programs ensure teams complete work orders without spending extra time, labor, and money. Additionally, preventive maintenance checklists allow fleet managers to schedule maintenance tasks in advance.

Should You Build a CMMS or Buy One?

A classic question for any business is whether to manage a solution in-house or purchase an out-of-the-box, third-party product. In some cases, the answer is clear. No company would consider designing its own office software suite or accounting solution these days as many affordable, quality products are on the market.

Preventive Maintenance in the Healthcare Industry

Currently, healthcare is somewhat behind other industries when it comes to creating efficient maintenance programs for their equipment. However, modern healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, nursing homes, and private practices, are more reliant on mechanical equipment now than ever before, which means it’s more important than ever to have efficient maintenance processes in place.

Why Blindly Following OEM Manuals Can Be Costly in Healthcare Maintenance

The healthcare industry is undeniably at the forefront of our priorities in terms of essential services. As a result, some of the most incredible advancements seen by our generation relate to hospital equipment and medical devices. In fact, the global healthcare original equipment manufacturer (OEM) industry is projected to generate a market size of USD 250 billion by 2023.

7 Maintenance Inventory Metrics You Should Be Tracking

Inventory can make or break your maintenance performance. In fact, many maintenance metrics and KPIs rely on having the right parts at the right time. While it's important to receive parts immediately, the solution isn't to simply load up the storeroom. On the other hand, proper inventory management is not just getting rid of stock or not stocking altogether.

Using Sensors for Cold Storage Management in Manufacturing

Proper storage of products within the food and beverage industry is paramount in keeping customers and the public at large safe and healthy. It’s also critical to ensuring that manufacturers minimize loss and spoilage and reduce overall costs throughout the production process.
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