Make Maintenance More Efficient with Equipment Bills of Materials

Working without a bill of materials (BOM) creates an inefficient work environment. You have to keep cheat sheets or spend time researching the right part number when it comes time to make repairs. Instead of wasting this time, you can use a BOM to plan maintenance...

How to Start a Reliability Program

Starting a reliability program isn’t often something that can be done as a stand-alone activity. Usually, your company will need to look at a series of improvements as you start such an endeavor.   Where Do You Start?   As you look over your company’s...

How to Effectively Measure Reliability

Measuring reliability is crucial to preventing losses. It’s also important to accomplish this measurement in order to understand how well your maintenance program is performing. In order to track losses, one must first establish watermarks to compare against. A...

Developing Work Order Templates People Can Understand

Work orders can be complex to understand, especially if the wrong template is used. Essential information should be highly visible and easy to access. CMMS software can help managers develop work order templates that are more comprehensible.   Highlighting...

Why Material Handling Warehouses Need CMMS

No business can afford much downtime and material handling warehouses in particular have to be sensitive about time lost to failure. Maintenance is an important strategy against failure but even this activity is likely to require some downtime. A computerized...

Using CMMS for Facilities and Hospitality Management

Hospitality and facilities managers have to keep close track of assets, redundant parts, and other necessary supplies. Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) have become a commonplace tool in hotels and office buildings because they can coordinate complex...