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The Bigfoot CMMS Blog

Preventive Maintenance Today: Common Issues and Solutions

July 26, 2016 | Manufacturing, Predictive Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance | no comments

When it comes to potential issues with preventive maintenance (PM) schemes, the list is long. A recent Marshall Institute post made this clear: There are many ways to get PM wrong, and many leaders will find they are currently guilty of at least one of these faults. The issues can be broken down into a few categories, each of which merits attention.

How Can Predictive Analytics Be An Asset In The Utilities Industry?

July 18, 2016 | Energy & Utilities, Predictive Maintenance | no comments

A recent Accenture study found what utilities operators are worried about in the years ahead. As it happens, officials are concerned that the introduction of radical new power generation techniques – renewable sources such as photovoltaics – will lead to an increase in grid faults. Indeed, 56 percent of executives polled stated that this change will increase grid faults by 2020. The power grid as it has existed for decades is on the cusp of evolving, and this has increased concerns.

Not Just for Maintenance: How CMMS Benefits Other Functions, Part II

July 14, 2016 | CMMS Tips, Occupational Safety & Health | no comments

In the first part of our series, we examined how Engineering and Quality personnel interface with CMMS. Now Part II will delve into how other areas of an organization, like Sales and Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), can also gain from routine CMMS access along with Engineering, Quality, Operations, Supply Chain, Maintenance, and Human Resources with different CMMS user type roles.

Aim for Accuracy in Hotel Budgeting

July 6, 2016 | Budget Management, Hospitality, Preventive Maintenance, Purchasing, Work Orders/Maintenance Requests | no comments

Engineering budgeting is typically viewed as a gauge, particularly when it comes to hotels, motels, lodges, casinos, and other hospitality properties. “Engineering budgets are best replicating historic data for that particular property. When budgets are made, it is only a foggy view of the next fiscal year,” writes Carl Corrigan in Maintenance Resources.

Shaping Up The Storeroom

May 3, 2016 | Inventory Management, Mobile, Parts Inventory | no comments

Numerous industrial operations are reliant on their inventories for various reasons – whether it’s properly calibrated tools needed to perform routine maintenance or the right quantity of parts to make that critical repair – and having the right part at the right time can grease the wheels and keep your business running effectively.

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.