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How To Ensure You Are Running A Successful CMMS

To ensure anything is running correctly in your life you are going to need to check in on it often, James Cash the founder of JC Penney said:  “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces … Continue reading

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Considerations To Ensure CMMS Success

Purchasing a CMMS software is a big step for any organization and it places you on the path to improved operational efficiencies. Using a CMMS extends the life of your assets, lowers your equipment costs, eliminates paperwork, and reduces downtime. … Continue reading

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Mobile CMMS Applications

Can your Mobile CMMS work in an offline or disconnected state? Just because you’re not connected to the internet does not mean your employees must stop using your maintenance software.  If your CMMS has a mobile application, being without a … Continue reading

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The Importance of Configurability in Maintenance Software

  This week, American Machinist ran an article titled “Why Configurability Matters for Manufacturing Enterprise Software” (form fill required). In it, author Katie Hilyar details the importance of flexibility in enterprise software solutions, citing the substantial differences between the processes … Continue reading

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CMMS ROI Calculator: How Much Can You Save?

When companies approach us looking for ways to streamline and optimize their maintenance operations, one of the first questions we typically get asked is: what’s the return on investment for maintenance software? The answers can vary widely depending on the … Continue reading

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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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