eMaint invites guest speakers to present at our popular Best Practices webinars, so why not have them give their two cents on our blog as well. It is our hope to feature a guest blogger, whether it’s an industry professional or an eMaint employee, each month. Feel free to suggest topics you’d like to have discussed or let us know how useful these blog posts are. The Hardhead of a Maintenance Man This may beRead More
You can watch this happy dude dancing all day long at the top right corner of this blog. Sure, it can be puzzling to see him rockin’ that tool belt. Does such a creature actually exist? Is there anything besides the lunch buzzer or breaking away from work that really makes a maintenance technician happy? And what about their supervisors and managers? Ever see them smile (let alone dance)?
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
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.
I’ve worked in the plant maintenance industry for years. How did KPI’s look in those days? Here is an example KPI in 1988: “Keep the machines running”. Fresh out of engineering school and thrown into the corporate engine, my life was all about keeping the conveyor belts running. That was the priority (and still is, but said differently) at United Parcel Service so that little Jimmy would get his red wagon in time for Christmas. Although we had noRead More
As our training staff combs through North America teaching folks how to use MP2 CMMS Software I can’t help but notice a pattern of success we are teaching that I feel will benefit folks using any type of CMMS Software. The advice I have to share is succinctly stated in the title of this post: Take Small CMMS Bites. And that means don’t try to pull off a CMMS project where everything is included atRead More
“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