Glossary of Maintenance Management Terms

 
Asset
The term is used to describe items controlled by a company from which a benefit is derived. For industry purposes these items are considered non-human fixed assets and represent the core data to be used in an asset management system. Examples include: Buildings, Computers and Furniture etc.
Bar Coding
Using barcode symbols to identify an item. Bar coding is the most common form of automatic identification used in automatic data-capture technologies. And bar codes track virtually everything
CMMS
Computerized Maintenance Management System
Corrective Maintenance
Maintenance work intended to correct an existing problem (as opposed to preventive maintenance which is intended to prevent future problems.
Credit Memo
A credit note or credit memorandum (memo) is a commercial document issued by a seller to a buyer. The seller usually issues a Credit Memo for the same or lower amount than the invoice, and then repays the money to the buyer or sets it off against a balance due from other transactions.
Downtime
Time when equipment is not available for use (e.g. because it's broken or being repaired)
Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)
differs from Asset Management because it treats the asset from a company (enterprise) perspective. It refers to the management of assets to the benefit of the organization as a whole and not limited to a specific area such as a department, location or division. It includes the entire process from initial planning, designed use, installation, training, operations, maintenance and eventual retirement/replacement.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
An attempt to integrate all of the computer applications used by an organization, so that (for example) the maintenance software exchanges information with the accounting software which exchanges information with the inventory software which exchanges information with manufacturing software.
FMMS
Facilities Maintenance Management System
Handhelds
A mobile device (also known as a handheld device, handheld computer or simply handheld) is a small, hand-held computing device, typically having a display screen with touch input and/or a miniature keyboard and weighing less than 2 pounds
Inventory
A complete list of items such as property, goods in stock, or the contents of a building.
Lifo/Fifo
Are methods used in accounting to manage inventory and financial matters involving the amount of money a company has tied up within inventory of produced goods, raw materials, parts, components, or feed stocks. These methods are used to manage assumptions of cost flows related to inventory, stock repurchases (if purchased at different prices), and various other accounting purposes.
LOTO
is an abbreviation for Lock-Out Tag-Out
Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO)
also known as Maintenance Repair and Overhaul is the fixing of broken or damaged physical items. This includes any mechanical or electrical device.
PMs
Abbreviation of Preventive Maintenance
Predictive Maintenance
is based upon the actual condition of the equipment and a determination of when maintenance should be performed to minimize costs. New technology techniques such as ultrasound, infrared and vibration online testing make predictive maintenance a viable alternative in certain circumstances. However, for most equipment the complex metrics for making educated guesses (predictive) is provided by preventive maintenance programs.
Preventive Maintenance
The care and servicing by personnel for the purpose of maintaining equipment and facilities in satisfactory operating condition by providing for systematic inspection, detection, and correction of incipient failures either before they occur or before they develop into major defects.
Proactive Maintenance
Taking action before something happens: anticipating possibilities and getting ahead of the game. In maintenance, it means an emphasis on preventive maintenance instead of corrective.
Purchase Orders (PO)
A PO is a commercial document issued by a buyer to a seller, indicating types, quantities, and agreed prices for products or services the seller will provide to the buyer. Sending a purchase order to a supplier constitutes a legal offer to buy products or services. Acceptance of a purchase order by a seller usually forms a one-off contract between the buyer and seller, so no contract exists until the purchase order is accepted. It is used to control the purchasing of products and services from external suppliers.
Reactive Maintenance
Taking action after something happens: playing catch-up. In maintenance, it means you spend all your time on corrective maintenance rather than preventive.
SAAS
sometimes referred to as "on-demand software" is a software delivery model in which software and associated data are centrally hosted on the cloud. SaaS is typically accessed by users using a thin client via a web browser.
Uptime
Length of time that equipment remains up and running (continuously available for use)
Webinar
A Webinar (short for Web-based Seminar) is a seminar or presentation that's transmitted over the Internet. A key feature of a Webinar is its interactive elements--the ability to give, receive and discuss information, rather than just receive it.
Work Order
A request for work to have maintenance repairs performed.
Work Request
A document/online form used for making the initial request for maintenance. Once approved, the document is normally converted into a work order.

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