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The Bigfoot CMMS Blog

Maximize Technician Time with a Mobile CMMS App

January 18, 2017 | Asset Management, Inventory Management, Mobile, Parts Inventory, Work Orders/Maintenance Requests | no comments

When it comes to upgrading and implementing computerized maintenance management systems, the key point to remember is that these solutions aren’t in the business of replacing or minimizing the contributions of technicians and other staff members. Every automated and convenient feature simply grants workers more efficiency and effectiveness, superpowers that will help them maximize their daily productivity.

Visualize the Factory of the Future (and the Present)

January 13, 2017 | CMMS Tech, Energy & Utilities, Manufacturing, Predictive Maintenance, Reporting | no comments

The quest to make maintenance operations safer and more efficient never ends. Technologies both available today as well as those emerging on the horizon present potential to transform plants and facilities. With still too many companies relying on manual processes and homegrown systems, it pays to take a glimpse at what the future may hold. Then, focus on what’s possible today.

Grading Safety Performance Beyond Injury Rates

November 21, 2016 | Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing, Occupational Safety & Health | no comments

In 2015, fifty-seven percent of the reported workplace amputations occurred in the manufacturing industry, reports EHS Today. Amputations were partially the result of machine guarding, cites the news source, making guarding among OSHA’s top 10 citation list this year. Manufacturing companies with potential machine hazards are on the agency’s radar – and this aim doesn’t appear to be wavering any time soon.

[Infographic] Atrium Maintenance Opens a Window of Opportunity with Bigfoot CMMS

November 17, 2016 | CMMS Case Studies, Consulting, Manufacturing | no comments

Atrium Windows & Doors, one of the largest North American aluminum window and door manufacturers, discovered several benefits in a short time when it re-configured its Bigfoot CMMS solution with help from the Smartware Group Consulting team. From reduced downtime and improved communication to a significantly lower need for overtime, the company unearthed a range of advantages. Here’s their story.

What to Expect at SME’s Smart Manufacturing: The Digital Transformation Seminar

November 9, 2016 | Events, Manufacturing, Predictive Maintenance | no comments

SME, founded in 1932 as the Society of Tool Engineers, hosts multiple seminars throughout the year to ensure manufacturing companies have up-to-date knowledge on their side when they perform their day-to-day tasks. These organizations can improve their operations through cutting-edge technology, and SME partners with leaders in the field to present trends and developments that can help.