Maintenance KPIs For Efficient Asset & Facility Management

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Maintenance key performance indicators (KPIs) are beneficial for determining ways to increase production, limit costs, and extend the service life of machines. They are frequently used to measure improvement in facility operations and may indicate ways to improve facility efficiency. By understanding these maintenance KPIs, maintenance and facility managers gain valuable information on how recent updates and future changes impact facilities and machine longevity. Today, we will discuss common maintenance KPIs, how to calculate them, the usefulness of each KPI to managers, and how LLumin's computerized maintenance management system (CMMS+) software can help improve maintenance KPIs. What Are the Most...

Preventive Maintenance in the Oil and Gas Industries: A Complete Guide

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Over the years, the oil and gas industries have followed consistent patterns. Oil and gas producers that limit machine failure downtime often generate increased production and success. Over time, maintenance methods within these industries have transitioned from reactive maintenance to preventive maintenance. Today we will discuss the reasoning behind this shift, the current technologies that preventive maintenance requires, and the many benefits of using LLumin’s computerized maintenance management system (CMMS+) software for preventive maintenance. Shifting to Preventive Maintenance in Oil and Gas Industries Preventive maintenance refers to the scheduled cleaning, repairing, or replacing of machine components based on machine service...

Healthcare CMMS Software Solutions For Any Medical Facility

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Manage your facility with ease using a cutting-edge healthcare CMMS software. In today’s competitive world, running a healthcare organization requires the intelligent management of assets and services. As far as assets are concerned, the objective is to follow guidelines to ensure an error-free operation of medical equipment in the long run with minimum downtime. In this regard, a healthcare computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) software is an ideal bet for hospitals taking a 360-degree approach to address common challenges in facility management.  Challenges in Healthcare Facility Management and Maintenance Many challenges exist in healthcare facility management, including: Poor asset trackingMulti-facility...

The Best CMMS Software for Manufacturing And Industrial Plants

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Deciding which computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) software to use is one of the most important tasks for running a manufacturing or industrial plant. The best CMMS software for manufacturing will allow operations to run efficiently while limiting costs, and it will do this in several ways, which include: Allow for organization-wide visibility and control. Integrate systems which will minimize inefficiencies in the supply chain, ensuring that the right supplies, labor, and resources are available exactly when needed. Quickly alert maintenance teams when machines are running abnormally. Automatically trigger actions and notifications when maintenance procedures and work orders are needed.Reduce equipment downtime and...

Manufacturing in a World of Disrupted Supply Chains

Supply chains are not impervious to disruption, be they caused by natural disasters (pandemics, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.), changes in political leadership, military actions, tariffs and viruses. That’s because manufacturers often rely on parts produced in countries around the world to manufacture their finished products. In the resulting world of turmoil, manufacturers can take decisive steps to deal with anticipated – and in some cases actual – disruption in their international supply chains. Part shortages are a distinct possibility, a situation that could cripple production and grind plants to a halt Fast action, advanced software required Though an extended parts shortage...

Mobilizing Your Maintenance Management Workforce to Minimize Downtime

With companies across vertical industries seeking predictive maintenance to minimize costly machine and production downtime in industrial manufacturing, interest in enabling a mobile workforce is climbing quickly. Providing maintenance staff access to your data from a smartphone or tablet lets them stay on top of issues at any time of day, from any location. The difference between expensive problems and smooth maintenance resolution can be just a matter of minutes.  In fact, the average cost of downtime across all businesses is roughly $260,000 per hour. That's according to Aberdeen Group, a research and consulting firm. The answer? Provide your maintenance...

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Red Cedar Gathering uses the asset management to do predictive and preventive maintenance by monitoring and analyzing historical and real-time data such as temperatures and pressures. “The additional data helps us keep a close eye on the condition of the equipment,” says Velasquez. “We now proactively measure the condition of our equipment and set historical and condition-based rules. We record machine data to see the condition of our equipment and use preset rules to identify out-of-spec conditions.” “We can also now analyze the data and optimize the treating capabilities. We keep tighter thresholds on temperatures now and have a more...

Minimize Downtime and Reduce Inventory Cost by Optimizing Spare Part Availability

The lack of a spare part for one of the machines in your plant can lead to downtime. If a critical part is not in stock, the plant runs the risk of extended downtime from equipment failure. However, inventory is expensive. If a company is overstocked and has too many spare parts, it is overpaying for storage, and the parts may become obsolete as manufacturers update their lines. How do you find the right balance? With legacy equipment, a preventive maintenance approach could help provide that equilibrium between having too many parts sitting in stock rooms and not having a...

Overcoming the Knowledge Gap

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Why Asset-Heavy Manufacturers Must Make Better Use IoT Data

In manufacturing plants, a high-performing, reliable asset base is critical. Maintenance staff must keep machines running and operating at peak efficiency. They can achieve this by using the data available to repair machines and systems before they break down and to fine-tune performance while they are running. That’s where the Internet of Things (IoT) comes in. Manufacturing is the industry that spent the most on IoT this year. IoT spending among manufacturers is largely focused on solutions that support manufacturing operations and production asset management. And for a good reason. IoT can deliver significant benefits by providing real-time status information...