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Better Maintenance Strategies Are A Must In Oil And Gas

February 12, 2016 | Asset Management, Reporting, CMMS Tips, Preventive Maintenance, Energy & Utilities, Parts Inventory | 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.

Infographic: CMMS ROI Opportunity for Manufacturing

February 9, 2016 | CMMS Case Studies, CMMS Tips, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage | no comments

Today’s technology can afford organizations – particularly manufacturers – significant advances in efficiency and productivity gains. From increasing automation capabilities to expanding functionality accessible via native mobile apps, modern CMMS and EAM solutions are equipped to revolutionize the maintenance function. A recent survey of maintenance professionals and their current software and short-term projected strategies, however, revealed a gap between existing practices and technological capabilities.

Adjusting To New Food Safety Regulations In The 21st Century

February 1, 2016 | Food & Beverage | no comments

The food industry has come under fire a bit recently, as the Food and Drug Administration has begun to crack down on farms and other food producers with respect to food safety. Unsanitary products, and in some cases outbreaks of disease, have led to a groundswell of support for new regulations, and Washington has responded.

The Case for SAMP

January 27, 2016 | Asset Management, Preventive Maintenance, Manufacturing | no comments

At the root of every manufacturing company are three common, consistent goals – to maximize productivity, minimize costs, and ultimately turn out the greatest profits possible. Over time, as the business’ physical assets wear down, maintenance steps into the forefront for business continuity.

Should Auld Maintenance Plans Be Forgot

December 10, 2015 | Reporting, CMMS Tips, Budget Management | no comments

In life, we think about these steps for self-improvement all the time, but it’s really only at the beginning of a new year that we feel a compulsive pressure to act on them. New Year’s resolutions are a cultural phenomenon – many people have them and often we don’t want to feel left out, so we start making our life changes to fit in with everyone else.

Why can’t the same be true in a professional setting – specifically, when it comes to maintenance planning?