The Key Stages of Asset Life Cycle Management
Asset Life Cycle Management seeks to minimize an asset’s cost and maximize useful life. Maintenance is the longest life cycle stage, so mastery of maintenance management as part of ALCM is needed. Learn more about each stage of an asset’s life cycle and how they relate to the maintenance process.
How a CMMS Improves School Maintenance Management
Maintenance management in the education industry comes with its own unique challenges. From navigating large campuses to working around classes and special events schedules, janitors and maintenance technicians have to plan their work efficiently. CMMS software provides school maintenance solutions.
How to Write an Effective Maintenance Task
Learning how to write a maintenance task effectively is an important part of creating a successful maintenance plan. There are some general guidelines as well as specific steps a maintenance planner can follow to carry out the process.
What is Property Maintenance Management?
What is property maintenance management? Learn about more about this concept as well as how CMMS software can assist with maintaining commercial and residential properties in this blog post.
Maintenance Request Management Best Practices
Maintenance request management (also called service request management) is one important part of maintenance management. Without the right tools, it can be a bit overwhelming. Read more about the service request process, best practices, and how CMMS software can help.
What is Reliability-Centered Maintenance?
What is reliability-centered maintenance? Learn the definition, how to apply this maintenance method, RCM benefits, and how CMMS software assists with RCM in this blog post.
What is Risk-based Maintenance?
Risk-based maintenance is a methodology many organizations find helpful when managing their assets. When applied properly, there are many benefits organizations experience. This blog post discusses what risk-based maintenance is, along with how to apply this method effectively.
What is Fleet Maintenance Management?
Fleet maintenance management is an important part of overall fleet management. CMMS software is a useful tool for successfully maintaining fleet vehicles in any industry. Learn more about the role fleet maintenance plays in an organization.
What is Safe Quality Foods Certification?
Safe Quality Foods (SQF) certification is valuable for the quality and safety of products in the food and beverage industry. It is necessary to define what SQF is. There is a detailed process, multiple challenges, and benefits to consider as well.
What is ISO 9001?
What is ISO 9001, how do you get certified, and what are the benefits of this certification? How does it relate to maintenance management? We answer these questions in depth and describe how FTMaintenance can assist you with ISO 9001 compliance.
What is Lockout/Tagout?
Lockout/tagout is a straightforward but very important process for keeping workers safe from hazardous energy during an asset repair or servicing. Learn about what LOTO is, when to use it, how to complete the process, and what some common mistakes are so you can avoid them.
Understanding OSHA Regulations that Impact Maintenance
In this FTMaintenance blog post, we discuss what OSHA is, how adhering to OSHA standards impacts maintenance, how to avoid violations, and what requirements are most important for maintenance departments.
MRO Inventory Optimization Techniques
Inventory costs account for a significant portion of maintenance budgets. Explore different inventory management techniques you can use to minimize the value of your MRO inventory and learn how a CMMS supports MRO inventory management.
Why the Construction Industry Should Invest in CMMS Software
There are a number of specific maintenance needs and challenges in the construction industry. CMMS software can help to address them and ensure infrastructure projects get completed on time. Read on to learn more about how the construction industry benefits from maintenance management software.
Create a Preventive Maintenance Program in 8 Easy Steps
Despite the many benefits of preventive maintenance, many organizations are stuck in a reactive mindset. Learn how to create a preventive maintenance program with our easy-to-follow guide.
What Makes a Good Maintenance Technician?
There are many things that go into what makes a good maintenance technician: specific skills, characteristics, and experience. Find out what those are, what maintenance technicians really do, and how a CMMS can help them perform well.
Why You Shouldn’t Fear Maintenance Audits
What do you feel when you hear the word “audit”? Maintenance audits are an often feared – but important – part of business. Learn why organizations that use a CMMS have no reason to fear an audit.
What is an Asset? | Why Assets Matter to Maintenance Management
The maintenance team plays an important role in protecting a business’ assets or resources that provide value. In this article, you will learn all about assets and why they matter to maintenance management.
How to Create, Manage, and Maintain an Equipment BOM
An effective equipment bill of materials (EBOM) reduces the need for workaround solutions when it comes to acquiring information about assets and their related components. This article guides you through the process of creating your own EBOM, as well as provides tips for keeping it up to date.
How to Create a Maintenance Bill of Materials (BOM)
An effective bill of materials (BOM) provides many advantages to an organization’s maintenance operation – so why don’t some companies have or use them? We show you how quick and easy it is to make a maintenance bill of materials in simple, easy-to-follow steps.
Pros and Cons of Different Work Order Management Systems
Maintenance teams use one of multiple systems to manage work orders, including paper, spreadsheets, email, and CMMS software. Learn about the pros and cons of each system in this blog post.
How to Organize your Maintenance Storeroom
Maintenance storeroom organization is important for all maintenance teams, as it makes maintenance operations more efficient. Learn how to organize your maintenance storeroom for maximum productivity in this blog post.
Keeping Assets Healthy: A Complete Guide to 4 Types of Maintenance
There are many types of maintenance and using some or all of them strategically will contribute to the health of your assets. Read on to learn about how four maintenance types—corrective, preventive, condition-based, and predictive—work.