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?
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.
8 Maintenance Management Objectives
There are several maintenance management objectives that all contribute to the success of the department and the company as a whole. Read on to learn more about the goals of the maintenance team.
Work Order Management Best Practices
Work order management is a balancing act. CMMS software helps you establish and enforce work order management best practices. Read this blog post to learn what a complete work order process should look like and the benefits of using maintenance management software for this purpose
4 Inventory KPIs to Improve MRO Inventory Management
Management pays close attention to whether investments made in MRO inventory are paying off. In this article, we discuss 4 inventory management metrics that you can use to measure your MRO inventory performance.
How to Implement a Proactive Maintenance Strategy
Many maintenance teams operate on using a “fix it when it breaks mentality,” which can run counter to larger business goals. A proactive maintenance strategy is more financially and operationally beneficial. Learn how to implement a proactive maintenance plan.
How to Choose Mobile Devices for Your Maintenance Team
Mobile devices are a large part of everyday work. Maintenance teams benefit from using rugged mobile devices specifically designed for industrial environments. Read this blog post to learn about what features and devices to consider for your organization.
How to Measure Preventive Maintenance Effectiveness
How do you know if your preventive maintenance program is working? In this article, we discuss metrics that help you assess the effectiveness of your preventive maintenance program.
Fall Preventive Maintenance Tips for Facilities
As the start of fall brings changing leaves and cooler temperatures, there are several building exterior and property maintenance tasks you should complete to prepare your organization for the season change. This blog post provides you with a comprehensive fall checklist to use this season.
How CMMS Software Drives Maintenance Efficiency
If you want to know how CMMS software drives maintenance efficiency, this is the blog post for you. There are several maintenance efficiency killers that maintenance management software addresses while saving organizations money on their maintenance operations.
What is Lean Manufacturing?
Lean manufacturing is a system of techniques and activities for eliminating waste from your production process. The maintenance team plays an important role in reducing waste that impacts production. Learn more about the maintenance team can implement lean manufacturing concepts.
How to Combat the Maintenance Technician Shortage
The maintenance technician shortage is a growing problem in several industries. However, there are feasible solutions organizations can implement to combat this over time. Read more about what contributes to the technician shortage and the best solutions to remedy it.
What is MRO Inventory Management?
As important as maintenance, repair, and operational (MRO) inventory is to business processes, many organizations do not manage it properly. Learn what’s involved in MRO inventory management and how to gain control over your MRO inventory.
Facility Summer Maintenance Checklist
Summer months bring fun in the sun, but that also means it’s time to do some summer maintenance tasks. If you need a checklist of seasonal maintenance to do indoors and outdoors, look no further. This list has everything you need to keep your property safe and looking great while preventing expensive repairs.