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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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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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Construction Executive Posts ManagerPlus Fleet Article

Be sure to head over the Construction Executive’s Tech Trends to check out the latest article by ManagerPlus. Learn how to find the right mobile fleet tracking for your operations: bit.ly/1usXcsS  

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How CMMS Can Increase Profit Margins in the Waste Management Industry, Pt. 1

  If the housing and construction industries were “ground zero” of the Great Recession, the waste management industry was right there with them, enduring the worst consequences as building and production virtually came to a halt and the volume of … Continue reading

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Vehicle Reliability is Declining, Reverse the Trend with Fleet Maintenance Software

A recent report by J.D. Power and Associates carries some bad news for fleet managers: vehicle dependability measures have declined for the first time in over 15 years. Though the problems reported weren’t necessarily catastrophic, there was an influx of … Continue reading

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2 Keys for Protecting Fleets from Freezing Temperatures with Fleet Management Software

As the “polar vortex” continues to pummel large parts of the U.S. with freezing air from the North Pole, standard winterization measures may prove inadequate to protect fleets from record-breaking low temperatures. In order to keep vehicles running in weather … Continue reading

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The What, Why, and How of Barcoding

Barcodes have only been around since the 1960s, yet it would be hard to imagine a world without them. Over the past several decades, barcodes have become an everyday part of life. Everyone is familiar with the little black and … Continue reading

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