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The Bigfoot CMMS Blog

Controlling the Demands of Equipment and Maintenance Purchasing

April 29, 2016 | Inventory Management, Parts Inventory, Purchasing | no comments

There is no “one size fits all” purchasing process for maintenance organizations – and for good reason. How your team may conduct supplier relations and what spare parts are purchased may well assist in contributing to your company’s competitive advantage. For this reason, and others, the purchasing function is an important one for maintenance professionals.

Shutdowns: Planning for the Planned and Unplanned

April 11, 2016 | Energy & Utilities, Manufacturing, Mining, Preventive Maintenance | no comments

The basic problem is that when one element of your process shuts down, it tends to have a ripple effect on everything else you do. The direct costs of the shutdown – i.e., the materials and labor needed to repair what’s not working – are only the start of your troubles. Much more significant are the opportunity costs you incur by not staying up and running.

7 Ways to Get the Most from CMMS Mobile Apps Today

April 7, 2016 | CMMS Tech, Mobile | no comments

Just as most enterprise-level software solutions, CMMS is getting more robust and accessible with age. A CMMS makes a perfect one-stop shop for all things maintenance, removing the typical logistical roadblocks impeding the visibility of company progress. There’s no easier way to manage maintenance than right from your computer screen.

Except, well, there might be one easier way.

Maintenance as a Weapon Against Food Contamination Issues

March 23, 2016 | Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, Occupational Safety & Health | no comments

All it takes is a quick scan of the business headlines over the past few months to realize that disease outbreaks in the food service industry are still happening regularly. It’s clearly important that food industry professionals do more to monitor the maintenance process and look after their products’ safety needs – and with today’s technologies, it’s even easier to do so.

Better Maintenance Strategies Are A Must In Oil And Gas

February 12, 2016 | Asset Management, CMMS Tips, Energy & Utilities, Parts Inventory, Preventive Maintenance, Reporting | no comments

While every sector of the business world is subject to fluctuation from time to time, there’s perhaps no industry more volatile than oil and gas. For industry insiders, these movements are a major cause for concern. When the price of gas changes dramatically, it can have a massive impact on the success of oil companies worldwide.