What Makes a Good Maintenance Manager?
There are certain qualities and skills that a good maintenance manager has, and continued development of those skills is what makes them an effective maintenance manager— along with the help of CMMS software. Learn more about what those are.
What is Overall Equipment Effectiveness?
Do you know what Overall Equipment Effectiveness really is? In this blog post, we talk about the definition, common mistakes, dispelling OEE myths, and the benefits of this strategy.
How to Create Your Own Asset Naming Convention
Unfortunately, first-time CMMS users often do not have a plan for naming their assets in the system, causing major headaches. Learn how to develop an asset naming convention that will make asset identification easy.
3 Asset Naming Convention Designs to Consider
Asset naming conventions differ from organization to organization, and there are many ways in which they can be crafted. This article discusses 3 designs for you to consider.
What is an Asset Naming Convention (and Why Does it Matter)?
Asset naming conventions are a critical part of identifying assets in your CMMS. Learn more about why asset naming conventions matter.
What is Condition-based Maintenance (CbM)?
Condition-based maintenance (CbM) is an advanced maintenance technique that actively monitors an asset’s performance and condition. Learn more about how CbM works and when to use it.
What is Predictive Maintenance? | How PdM Works and When to Use It
Predictive maintenance (PdM) is an advanced maintenance technique that estimates when equipment will fail. Learn more about how it works and what else you should know about PdM.
What is Facility Management?
Most people understand that facility management (FM) is what keeps businesses running, but don’t realize the many functions involved. Learn more about facility management and how a CMMS helps facility managers add value to the organization.
What is Total Productive Maintenance?
Total productive maintenance (TPM) helps you maintain and improve the effectiveness of production through a maintenance-centered approach. This brief primer will help you understand the basics of TPM and how you can benefit from it.
What is Time-based Maintenance (TbM)?
Time-based maintenance (TbM), or periodic maintenance, can play an important role in your overall maintenance strategy. Here’s what you need to know to get started with time-based maintenance.
How Maintenance Practices Have Changed
Maintenance looks very different today than it did even a few years ago. Take a look back in history to see how maintenance practices have changed and how you can better manage your maintenance activities.
Understanding the Cost of Unplanned Production Downtime
Understanding the true cost of unplanned downtime will help maintenance managers make decisions about how to reduce it, in part with the help of a CMMS.
12 Tips for Improving Your Preventive Maintenance Plan
Improving your preventive maintenance plan can be a challenge. Don’t worry, we can help. We’ll discuss 12 tips for improving your PM plan, and how a CMMS can help you carry out these tips.
3 Important Asset Management KPIs and How to Use Them
How do you know if your assets are performing up to standards? In this article, we take a look at 3 important asset management key performance indicators (KPIs).
What is Work Order Management? | Work Order Management Process Explained
Work orders are the heart of your maintenance operation. However, organizations still rely on outdated methods for managing them. This article examines the work order management process and how a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) can help improve it.
Corrective vs. Preventive Maintenance
Do you know the differences between corrective and preventive maintenance? How do they compare? Read more about examples of corrective vs. preventive maintenance, when to use each of them, and how a CMMS helps keep track of both.
What is Asset Management in Maintenance? | All About Equipment Asset Management
Asset management helps you get the most value out of your assets throughout its entire lifecycle. Learn more about the components that comprise asset management.
What is MRO? | An Overview of Maintenance, Repair, and Operations
Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) is essential to every business and yet, many organizations struggle to manage it efficiently. What is MRO and how can you use CMMS and other tools to improve MRO inventory?
What is a Bill of Materials?
Maintaining a bill of materials (BOM) provides many benefits to the maintenance team. In this article we answer common questions such as what is a bill of materials, who uses BOM, and more.
What is a Work Order? | Maintenance Work Orders Explained
Work orders are a highly valuable tool in the industrial workplace, especially for the maintenance team. Learn the basics of maintenance work orders including how they are used and how to manage them.
Creating a Culture of Accountability with CMMS
Taking responsibility for one’s own actions and results is an important part of maintenance process improvement. Here’s how a CMMS can help you create and maintain a culture of accountability in your facility.
What is Corrective Maintenance?
In this article, we explore corrective maintenance, including the corrective maintenance definition, types of corrective maintenance, corrective maintenance examples, and more.
What is Preventive Maintenance? | Types, Examples, and Advantages of PM
Preventive maintenance is an important part of every maintenance strategy. This article tells you all you need to know, including a definition of preventive maintenance, types of preventive maintenance, and more.