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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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How Maintenance Software Addresses the Top Concerns of Facility Managers

  The work of facility managers is complex and demanding, and many report that they’re struggling to keep up. According to a recent FacilitiesNet survey, which asked facility managers to rate their top job-related concerns, the most common response was … Continue reading

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How CMMS Helps Manufacturers Win Business

What started as a slow turnaround in manufacturing has lately started to look more like a full-fledged revival. July marked the 14th straight month of expansion for the sector, and the Institute of Supply Management’s manufacturing index reached its highest … Continue reading

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How Industrial Refrigerators Illustrate the Case for Preventive Maintenance Software

For many companies in the food processing, food service, medical, and logistics industries, refrigerators are the most important type of asset that they must maintain. In addition to the typical disruptions associated with asset downtime, refrigerator problems can cause product … Continue reading

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8 Tough Questions About Equipment Life Answered with CMMS

As we prepare for this year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG show in Las Vegas (come see us at booth #63910!), we have been looking at the many ways that our CMMS solutions can help maximize equipment ROI, reduce dependance on paper-based systems, and … 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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2 Ways to Minimize IT Outage Costs with CMMS Software

Exponential growth in technology has made IT uptime mission critical for facilities managers, and not just those who work in traditionally data-intensive industries like finance, telecommunications, and e-commerce. A recent survey revealed that growth has been strongest in industries like … Continue reading

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As Heat Use Rises, So Do Fire Hazards: Some Checks to Stay Safe This Winter

This past November was colder than usual in the U.S. (though it was exceptionally warm elsewhere in the world), which is likely to prompt increased use of heating devices in facilities and cause a corresponding increase in fire hazards. According … Continue reading

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Implementing Precision Lubrication with CMMS Software

A recent piece in Plant Services lays out a compelling case for precision lubrication. Author Jason Kopschinsky, CMRP, provides a helpful, step by step breakdown of what should be done to ensure that lubricants are in proper condition and keeping … Continue reading

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