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July 10, 2024


How a CMMS Reduces Unplanned Downtime


Image: a maintenance technician performing a jobIn this article, we'll discuss how a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) helps reduce unplanned downtime. We'll focus on eleven methods of how the system accomplishes this.


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Filed under: CMMS, maintenance, downtime, preventive maintenance — Stephen Brayton on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

July 09, 2024


CMMS - 5 Stages For Success


Image: A team meeting.A computerized maintenance management system(CMMS) offers a powerful tool for streamlining maintenance operations, boosting equipment uptime, and lowering costs. However, simply purchasing a CMMS doesn't give you a magic solution. To unlock its full potential, you should follow 5 stages for success.


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Filed under: CMMS, maintenance, success — Stephen Brayton on Tuesday, July 09, 2024

July 09, 2024


CMMS Functions


Image: A team meetingWhat CMMS functions do you want out of your system? In today's competitive business landscape, you rely on efficient maintenance practices. A Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) offers a powerful solution for companies to:


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Filed under: CMMS, maintenance, efficiency, organization — Stephen Brayton on Tuesday, July 09, 2024

July 09, 2024


How a CMMS Benefits Business


Image: A team meeting.Some maintenance managers looking to improve their operations may ask how a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) benefits business. Perhaps they want to move away from spreadsheets and handwritten work orders. Perhaps they have high costs because of unplanned downtime.


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Filed under: CMMS, maintenance, business — Stephen Brayton on Tuesday, July 09, 2024

July 08, 2024


How To Achieve Maintenance Management Success


Image: Maintenance tech with a backdrop of maintenance itemsNumerous industries benefit from Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS). Having the proper strategy for system usage determines how to achieve maintenance management success. Let's discuss two scenarios, then highlight the five-point plan for success.


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Filed under: CMMS, maintenance, management, success — Stephen Brayton on Monday, July 08, 2024

July 01, 2024


How To Ensure Success In Inventory Issues-Returns


Image: Two maintenance techs in stockroomWhen you undertake maintenance jobs, you often require inventory. Many jobs may not need the amount or number of stock items taken from the stockroom. A technician returns those extra items. In this article, we’ll look at how to ensure success in inventory issues and returns.


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Filed under: inventory, issue-return, CMMS, maintenance — Stephen Brayton on Monday, July 01, 2024

June 24, 2024


Bill Of Materials - Success In Work Orders


Image: Shelves of inventoryYou add the necessary ingredients to make a cake come out perfectly. Likewise, you need certain information included in work orders to achieve success. Otherwise, maintenance technicians experience confusion and spend time searching for answers instead of using their time efficiently. In this article, let’s explore one piece of information to reduce that confusion—a bill of materials.


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Filed under: bill of materials, maintenance, CMMS — Stephen Brayton on Monday, June 24, 2024

June 17, 2024


A Guide To Root Cause Analysis


Image: Technician studying tabletWhen assets fail or break down, identifying the root cause of issues is paramount for sustainable success. Root Cause Analysis (RCA) unravels the underlying factors contributing to problems and paving the way for informed decision-making. This article delves into the intricacies of Root Cause Analysis. We'll highlight its methodologies and explore the benefits of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).


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Filed under: maintenance, CMMS, root cause — Stephen Brayton on Monday, June 17, 2024

June 10, 2024


A Guide To Park Maintenance


Image: Two mainenance workers in a park.What do you need to ensure parks remain safe, clean, and cater to the diverse needs of visitors? In part, organized maintenance involves a dedicated workforce engaging in various responsibilities. Landscaping. Facility upkeep.


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Filed under: maintenance, parks, CMMS, preventive maintenance — Stephen Brayton on Monday, June 10, 2024

June 10, 2024


MAPCON In Other Languages


NOTE: Much of this information was presented a previous article. However, since that time, MAPCON has added exciting new features to this aspect. Let's review and see what those "extras" will bring to companies.


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Filed under: CMMS, maintenance, language — Stephen Brayton on Monday, June 10, 2024