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CMMS / EAM Integrations

These days, it is extremely common for organizations to utilize several different software solutions to meet their business needs and industry requirements. If it hasn’t happened already, there may come a time when your organization’s asset and maintenance management solution needs to be integrated with your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system in order to become more … Read More »

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Maintenance Tip – Creating a Culture of Change

Whether implementing a maintenance reliability improvement program or a new CMMS / EAM solution, it is necessary to have buy-in at all impacted levels in the organization (maintenance, operations, executive team, etc.) in order to effectively facilitate change. Regardless of how large or small the change is, education and awareness is essential to achieving success, … Read More »

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Introduction to Maintenance Planning / Scheduling

Maintenance organizations are constantly challenged with reducing cost while simultaneously improving quality and productivity. Cost, quality and productivity can all be addressed with proper maintenance planning and scheduling, but communication between the maintenance and operations (production) organizations is essential. An effective maintenance scheduling system will decrease a considerable amount of non-productive time (wasted time), and … Read More »

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A Phased Approach to Maintenance Metrics

Throughout my years of managing CMMS / EAM solution implementations, I often see organizations making the same mistakes in developing their Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics. Organizations that are implementing a CMMS / EAM solution for the first time immediately want to measure complex metrics, such as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Downtime, etc. My … Read More »

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Driving Continuous Maintenance Improvement

Over the years, I have witnessed the evolution of maintenance organizations from hand-me-down computers and only a spreadsheet, to enterprise-wide, networked, robust maintenance management systems on which hundreds of technicians enter volumes of day to day transactions. However, in today’s competitive environment, where almost all of the blood has been squeezed out of the operation and … Read More »

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CMMS / EAM Implementation Strategy

When discussing TabWare implementations with customers, a common topic that comes up is “What is the best way to implement a CMMS / EAM solution?” I always reply with “Understand what is critical to the organization and implement measureable, achievable steps to meet the critical objectives.” While the answer is simple, it sometimes seems hard … Read More »

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