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February 17, 2014

Twitter Accounts for the CMMS and Facilities Industry

Twitter Accounts for the CMMS

Facility and maintenance managers have their work cut out for them. On top of managing their respective facility and ensuring their inventory of equipment is properly cared for, they also need to stay informed on the current trends in the facility and computerized maintenance management (CMMS) industry. Fortunately, with the advent of blogging and social media sites such as Twitter, this aspect of the job has become vastly easier over the past few years. I"m here to make that aspect even easier: today I will be highlighting 9 of the best CMMS and facility management Twitter accounts to follow to keep on top of industry-related news.

The Top 9 Twitter Accounts To Follow In Our Industry

  1. Building Operation Management - @bldgopmgmt
    Building Operation Management is a great magazine under the FacilitiesNet umbrella, which in itself is a great resource of information. The Building Operation Management Twitter feed is full of great advice and links back to articles on the FacilitiesNet main site.

  2. Reliability Resumes - @HireReliability
    Let's face it – things happen. Jobs in the Reliability industry can be hard to come by, as it is a pretty competitive field. We never know when we will be laid off due to budget cuts or extenuating factors. Or maybe you are looking to hire a professional and your business is actually expanding – either way (hopefully the former and not the latter!), Reliability Resumes" Twitter feed features job listings and resume advice for those in the facility and maintenance management world. A great place to follow whether you need a job or not.

  3. Lady Reliability - @LadyReliability
    This is an interesting Twitter account to follow. A self-titled advocate for reliability and asset management professionals, Lady Reliability shares thoughts and articles about the management business with a slant towards conservation and advocacy.

  4. Reliability - @Reliability
    Run by Terrence O"Hanlon, the Reliability Twitter account is all about keeping facility workers (and their environment) safe. There are plenty of great Tweets and blog shares on safety classes and advice. This is a must follow for any professional in our business.

  5. National Association of Manufacturers - @ShopFloorNAM
    The National Association of Manufacturers Twitter feed belongs to Nam.org, an invaluable resource for those in the manufacturing sector. There are tons of informative links and posts to help keep you up on the latest news and trends.

  6. Maintenance Magazine - @Maintenance_Mag
    Another great magazine to follow, Facility Maintenance Decisions features some good articles and tips on the everyday decisions facility and maintenance managers face. Also a great resource for finding good CMMS" and related products.

  7. Ricky Smith - @RickySmithCMRP
    I believe in following authors – especially ones that have published books in our industry. Ricky Smith is just one such individual. As an author and maintenance/reliability specialist, he offers some firm advice from a non-biased standpoint. Informative and insightful. Well worth the follow.

  8. Maintenance Pro - @MaintenancePro
    The Twitter feed of the Association for Maintenance Reliability and Asset Management Professionals is a no-brainer to follow. AMP – the acronym the organization is better known as – is part of the Maintenance.org website. In addition to expert opinions, they also offer the CRL Exam (Certified Reliability Leader). If you are serious about your chosen field, don't leave this one off of your list.

  9. Plant Services - @PlantServices
    Last but not least, Plant Services – the Twitter page of Plant Services Magazine, another exemplary resource you should be following every day. They have frequent updates featuring industry news, reviews, and resources from an insider perspective, including great editorials and problem-solving features/tutorials.


Lisa Richards

About the Author – Lisa Richards

Lisa Richards is an experienced professional in the field of industrial management and is an avid blogger about maintenance management systems and productivity innovation. Richards' undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering opened the door for her initial career path with a Midwest-based agricultural implement manufacturer with global market reach. Over a span of 10 years, Lisa worked her way through various staff leadership positions in the manufacturing process until reaching the operations manager level at a construction and forestry equipment facility. Lisa excelled at increasing productivity while maintaining or lowering operating budgets for her plant sites.

An Illinois native, Lisa recently returned to her suburban Chicago North Shore hometown to raise her family. Lisa has chosen to be active in her community and schools while her two young girls begin their own journey through life. Richards has now joined the MAPCON team as an educational outreach writer in support of their efforts to inform maintenance management specialists about the advantages in marrying advanced maintenance software with cutting-edge facility and industrial management strategies.

Filed under: CMMS, Facilities Management, Twitter — Lisa Richards on February 17, 2014