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What is your Cost of Maintenance?

What is your organization’s cost of maintenance? Seems like an easy question that most maintenance or operations managers should be able to answer; However, when working with our prospects and customers, I often realize that this question appears harder to answer than it should. I believe this can be attributed to many factors. Some reasons … Read More »

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The Oil & Gas Industry’s Commitment to Meeting HSE Standards

Organizations in the Oil & Gas industry face stringent regulations in protecting the environment and ensuring the health and safety of their workers. In order to sufficiently meet these and other obligations, automated systems, such as Computerized Maintenance Management System / Enterprise Asset Management (CMMS / EAM) solutions, are becoming increasingly important. Modern CMMS / EAM … Read More »

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How 3 Modern CMMS Solution Features Help Increase Equipment Uptime

Last month, research and reviews company, Software Advice published an article describing how modern, cloud-based software and specific Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) features can improve equipment uptime and overall productivity. The modern CMMS features include Work Order (WO) tracking, Condition-Based Monitoring (CbM), and Flexible Reporting and Business Intelligence (BI) identification. AssetPoint’s VP of Solutions … Read More »

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Why a CMMS Fails – Part 1

I have witnessed both success and failures with the numerous asset and maintenance management system implementations I’ve been involved with. Research shows that 40% to 80% of all implementations will fail to deliver the expected Return on Investment (ROI). Over a three-part series, I will share some thoughts on these implementation pitfalls to raise awareness … Read More »

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Pursuit of Maintenance Best Practices

No matter the business type – assembly, manufacturing, process or service provider – many organizations are beginning to accept the realization that the “status quo” will no longer ensure profitability, equipment or asset reliability, sustainability or maintainability. It will also no longer support the Return on Investment (ROI) projected for past projects. To move from … Read More »

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Maintenance Purchasing Strategies

What purchasing strategy do you use to effect cost savings for your maintenance organization? Whether you’re a large global organization or a single employee organization, you are using purchasing strategies to gain cost savings when purchasing Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO) inventory, assets or even Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) solutions. If you are a … Read More »

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Fat Preventive Maintenance Programs

If you continually perform a Preventive Maintenance (PM) inspection on an asset and never find a problem to base a corrective Work Order (WO) on, you’re probably wasting valuable time and money on that PM. It may be time to review your PM timeframe and, barring any regulatory or statutory requirements, decrease the inspection frequency. … Read More »

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Maintenance Data Conversions

You may have heard that AssetPoint now offers a standard MP2 to TabWare conversion. Having worked as a Technical Consultant / Project Manager on maintenance data conversion projects for many years, I’ve participated in countless conversations related to “convert or do not convert,” so I’d like to offer a few thinking points that will help … Read More »

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