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.
What Makes CMMS Software Easy to Use?
Ease of use is a top concern of CMMS software buyers, but what does it really mean? Is it a marketing buzzword, a subjective feeling, or something more concrete? In this article, we discuss the factors that can be used to objectively evaluate a CMMS solution’s ease of use.
FTMaintenance Select v.126.96.36.199 Release Notes
We are pleased to announce the release of FTMaintenance Select, FasTrak’s next-generation computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) software. Learn more about FTMaintenance Select.
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.
Why CMMS Software is Essential for the Power and Energy Industry
Asset management or CMMS software for the power and energy industry helps to address unique challenges. Learn more about what this industry does and how important CMMS software is for managing their specific maintenance tasks.
What is Lean Manufacturing?
Lean manufacturing is a concept that is becoming more popular in today’s manufacturing work environment. Learn what lean manufacturing is, how to carry it out, and the waste and losses it reduces.
Minimizing Asset Downtime with CMMS-Assisted Troubleshooting
Maintenance troubleshooting is one of the most important skills your team can have. Learn how to minimize downtime with CMMS-assisted troubleshooting.
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.
7 Reasons to Switch CMMS Vendors
If you aren’t happy with your maintenance management software, it may be time to switch CMMS vendors. In this blog post, we talk about seven of the most common reasons customers replace their CMMS software.
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.
Improving Inventory Management with CMMS
Spare parts inventory management is a complex, ongoing process. Read on to learn more about the problems with inventory management and how to manage inventory with CMMS software.
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.
How to Change the Culture of the Maintenance Department
As a maintenance manager, are you happy with your department’s culture? If not, there are changes you can implement to improve it. Using CMMS software is just one way to improve maintenance culture.
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.
COVID-19’s Impact on Manufacturing
Everyone has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including all types of manufacturers. They are handling the situation well, but they have been presented with many challenges, which we will talk about in this blog post.
Shifts in Manufacturing Product Production to Combat COVID-19
If there is one silver lining in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that companies are putting others first by switching their production to PPE and other products needed to fight the virus. Included in this article are just some of the ways organizations are stepping up.
Using a CMMS to Manage Work Orders
Lack of work order management can leave employees stressed or under-worked. CMMS software helps maintenance departments manage their work orders so they can prioritize tasks and improve efficiency.
Failure Code Basics: What to Know About CMMS Failure Codes
Failure codes are used in a CMMS to track why assets fail. Learn more about what makes CMMS failure codes so valuable to maintenance management.
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.
CMMS Data Transfer Best Practices
Depending on your current CMMS status, transferring data may seem easy or overwhelming. The truth is that it’s neither—it’s not as simple as you might think, but it doesn’t have to be stressful either. Follow these best practices and your data transfer will go smoothly.