Whenever an organization has a major failure of any sort, the top priority is to recover from the immediate damage or problems. From there, the next step is to keep it from ever happening again. Root cause analysis is a vital corrective step, allowing you to identify where losses are taking place and how they can be mitigated to improve equipment reliability and performance. Root cause analysis is a maintenance troubleshooting method that helps organizationsRead More
Companies are realizing that it’s no longer enough just to monitor assets. The time has come to proactively detect problems and drive corrective actions, as well as factor energy into maintenance plans, in order to stay competitive and grow. But how does an enterprise asset management (EAM) solution actually work on the shop floor to help reduce energy consumption and costs and keep your plant operating at its maximum efficiency? Take this interactive tourRead More
Retailers are just like you and me when it comes to monitoring and reducing energy consumption. We’re always looking for ways to cut energy costs and improve energy efficiency in our homes. However, generally unlike our homes, lighting in commercial buildings is the largest energy drain and can account for over 35% of a business’ energy use. That means any reduction in their energy costs can amount to a big boost to the bottom line.Read More
Business owners can now use latest GPS innovations and GPS monitoring systems to help keep track of their enterprise assets. GPS (Global Positioning System) originally developed for military applications became available for civilian navigational use since the year 1995.
“My facilities personnel are busy people. They need to be out in the field getting work done … not sitting in front of a computer.” This familiar complaint has been repeated by my many facilities managers for quite sometime. Their plea for help usually goes unanswered like someone yelling into a canyon and hearing the echo of their own voice. But, thanks to advances in Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) technology, maintenanceRead More