What is Root Cause Analysis?
Root cause analysis (RCA) enables organizations to address the true causes of asset failure, instead of simply treating symptoms. In this article, learn more about root cause analysis, the tools and techniques experts use for RCA, and how a CMMS can assist with failure tracking and investigation.
Preventive Maintenance Best Practices
While there are many benefits of preventive maintenance, long-term success can be difficult to achieve. Follow these preventive maintenance best practices to improve your PM practices and increase the reliability of your equipment and facilities.
Understanding the Difference Between Asset Availability and Reliability
Asset availability and reliability are two commonly used asset performance metrics in manufacturing environments, and are often confused. In this article, we explore the difference between asset availability and reliability and the role maintenance plays in improving plant performance.
What is a Purchase Order?
Purchase orders are key pieces of documentation in the purchasing process, but the added paperwork can bog down maintenance operations. In this article, we explore what purchase orders are and how they work in a maintenance environment.
Comparing Maintenance Management and Facility Management
Many organizations use facility management and maintenance management interchangeably, but the two are not the same. Confusing the two disciplines can lead to misinformed business decisions regarding the best type of software for facility maintenance. In this article, we explore the differences between facility and maintenance management.
How to Choose an MRO Inventory Vendor
Learning how to choose the right MRO inventory vendor is important for maintenance teams to ensure maintenance operations run smoothly. It involves an in depth screening process and open communication. There are also things to do that will maintain the organization and vendor relationship, which has multiple benefits.
5 Labor KPIs for Measuring Maintenance Team Performance
Maintenance departments have multiple KPIs they want to track, some of them related to labor. CMMS software helps gather the data needed to calculate, interpret, and improve all KPIs. This blog post discusses what some of the most commonly tracked KPIs, what the numbers might mean, and what features of CMMS software are used for this purpose.
What is Mean Time to Repair?
Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) is one of several asset management metrics maintenance teams use to improve efficiency. Learn about what MTTR is and why it’s important, as well as how to calculate it, and how to interpret the results.
Asset Management Best Practices
A large part of maintenance is asset management. For asset management to be successful, management best practices are put in place. Read on to learn more about them, along with how CMMS software helps maintenance teams with asset management.
How Maintenance Has Changed Due to COVID-19
Nearly every job has been impacted by COVID-19 and maintenance departments are no exception. From the initial shutdowns to adjusting to reopening with new procedures in place, there have been several challenges and changes that took place. Some maintenance changes have become permanent. CMMS software can help facilitate them.
What is Building Maintenance Management?
Building maintenance management is an important, yet often overlooked job function – that is, at least until something goes wrong. In this article, we provide an overview of building maintenance management, why it’s important, and how to better manage the maintenance needs of residential and commercial buildings.
What is MRO Inventory Control?
Organizations spend a large portion of their maintenance budget on MRO inventory, warranting the need for better control of inventory. This article examines what is involved in inventory control, its importance, and how CMMS enables you to better manage your MRO inventory.
Applications of Barcodes in Maintenance Management
There are many applications of barcoding in maintenance management that provide wide-ranging benefits. Learn how barcoding with a CMMS improves maintenance operations.
The Key Stages of Asset Life Cycle Management
Asset life cycle management (ACLM) helps you maximize the value of assets throughout their entire useful life. This article provides an overview of ACLM, while focusing on the longest stage of the cycle, operation and maintenance.
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
Effective maintenance tasks break down maintenance jobs into more manageable pieces, and make it easy for technicians to understand exactly what “to do”. Follow these simple steps to greatly improve your task-writing abilities.
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.
Service Request Management Best Practices
Managing service requests is an important part of maintenance management. But without the right tools in place, it can be overwhelming. Follow these best practices to ensure you don’t fall behind on completing maintenance work that is important to others.
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 (RbM) is a maintenance methodology that enables you to identify which assets are most critical and likely to fail. Following this assessment, you can determine the best maintenance techniques to prevent failure. This blog post provides an overview of risk-based maintenance.
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 Food (SQF) Certification?
Safe Quality Food (SQF) standards ensure the quality and safety of food and beverage products. Maintenance departments must pay close attention to the assets, personnel, and processes used in food production in order to meet these standards. Learn more about SQF certification and the role maintenance plays in SQF compliance.
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.