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OEE: Using Maintenance to Achieve Higher Product Quality

We’ve finally arrived at the third leg of the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) journey: product/output quality. At this point, if we’ve been calculating the first two components of OEE correctly, we should have accurate measures of equipment availability and the … Continue reading

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OEE: One Metric That Can Spell Success or Failure for Your Company

In business terms, there may be no maintenance-related metric more important than Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). By accounting for availability, performance, and quality, OEE provides one of the quickest ways to assess the role of maintenance in the overall health … Continue reading

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How Much Preventive Maintenance Should You Be Doing?

When companies come to ManagerPlus looking for our maintenance software solutions and expertise, it’s not because they aren’t familiar with preventive maintenance. The vast majority are already performing routine oil changes, replacing HVAC filters, lubricating heavy machinery, performing safety inspections, … Continue reading

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Are You Spending Too Much on Maintenance Labor? Find Out with One Simple Equation

ABCs of Advanced Maintenance: Schedule Compliance Ratio In our last installment, we looked at the first key metric you should calculate when evaluating your maintenance operations: Maintenance Cost as a Percent of RAV (Replacement Asset Value). In broad terms, this metric indicates … Continue reading

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Maintenance Benchmarking with CMMS: How Does Your Company Compare?

  ABCs of Advanced Maintenance: Maintenance Cost and Replacement Asset Value For many companies, efforts to streamline maintenance operations tend to follow a “fire, ready, aim” progression. Management wants to see improvements, but everyone has a different idea about how … Continue reading

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Fleet Management Software: The First Step Toward Sustainability

The debate over fleet sustainability is increasingly focused on the question of ‘how’ rather than ‘if,’ according to experts and technicians who presented at the 2015 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) held last week in Nashville, TN. Demand from customers … Continue reading

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Gas Storage Tank Maintenance: Quick Tips and Fixes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere (and maybe even then) you’ve undoubtedly heard the good news: gas prices are nearly 50 percent lower than they were a year ago. Fleet companies, heavy equipment contractors, and other companies, apart … Continue reading

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ABCs of Advanced Maintenance: Facility Sustainability

If you’ve been considering implementing sustainability initiatives at your facility, but don’t know where to start amid the complex tangle of “green” standards, practices, and technologies, you’re not alone. Over the past decade, sustainability has gone from a fringe ivory … Continue reading

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Introducing: The ABCs of Advanced Maintenance

Lately, we’ve been looking at the central role CMMS solutions like ManagerPlus play in optimized maintenance programs like Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Condition Based Maintenance (CBM). In particular, we have focused on how CMMS functionality can be aligned with … Continue reading

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