Because downtime affects personnel across an organization, a modern maintenance management solution properly configured to prevent unplanned downtime shouldn’t be considered a tool for just maintenance operations. Quality Digest shares how safety, production, finance, and others should be involved in corporate goals and activities intended to reduce downtime on an ongoing basis.
While maintenance teams may be ready and looking forward to upgrading or selecting a new food manufacturing CMMS, organizational leaders may not be quite so eager. Food Manufacturing magazine explores some of the financial and operational benefits of a modern maintenance system that can impact profits – and the attention of finance decision makers.
“Companies are Failing by Siloing Operations & Maintenance”
Maintenance and operations misalignment has the potential to risk profitability and company reputation; so how do teams overcome differing downtime and scheduling philosophies? IEN points toward technology, communication, and procedural improvements as a path to unification.
“Three Tips to Train a Multi-generational Workforce”
A maintenance workforce today can easily span the Baby Boomer, Gen X, and Millenial generations; yet accommodating the work style and preferences of each group can be challenging for the modern plant. Plant Engineering magazine published these tips, which show that the productivity gains can be well worth the effort.
“Building a Better Business (Process) with Maintenance at the Helm”
In this Mfrtech.com article, the depths of CMMS are explored to better apply business processes for more effective and efficient maintenance operations, including work delegation, communication improvements, and automated equipment and asset-related workflows.
“Window, Door Manufacturer Optimizes Equipment Maintenance With Software”
When the leading manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum windows and doors looked to improve its maintenance on aging equipment, it looked to equipment maintenance CMMS as a “stop gap” solution before implementing ERP. After undergoing a Jumpstart Consulting engagement with the Smartware Group team, however, the significant results caused Atrium Windows and Doors to forego its previous plans and now look towards maximizing its existing CMMS.
“How CMMS Consulting Guides Manufacturers Through Unpredictability and Global Changes”
CMMS professional services, including consulting and legacy data migration, bring a level of certainty during a major software implementation that impacts maintenance, production, safety/EHS, and other business operations. Shop Floor Lasers writes that, “while some fabricators and manufacturers may have limited experience with digital solutions and automation processes, CMMS consultants can help them understand how the technology works in action.”
In the era of Big Data and the IoT, the pump industry stands to gain plenty with a more efficient maintenance operation. This Pump & Systems article combs through three major ways pump maintenance can be promoted with efficiency as a corporate mindset and goal.
“Cloud-Based Maintenance Systems May Be the Next Game Changer”
For engineers, the days of using post-its, spreadsheets, and other manual processes to manage assets and equipment for optimal performance are over. NAHLE’s Lodging Engineer magazine writes that advances in cloud, lodging CMMS technology pave the way for predictive maintenance, mobile app maintenance, and other functionality to become a reality in hospitality businesses large and small around the globe.
“How the Transportation Industry Can Keep Pace with CMMS”
ITE Journal tapped Smartware Group’s Paul Lachance to understand how today’s transportation industry CMMS is moving beyond typical asset management to accommodate modern road and transit infrastructure with asset-based workflows, location-based work orders, and native mobile apps.