Breakdown Maintenance: An Ultimate Guide

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Equipment reliability, facility safety, and efficiency are important goals for many businesses. Breakdown maintenance is a well-known approach among various maintenance strategies available to achieve these objectives. Although this strategy is not ideal for all facilities and equipment types, it is commonly used for non-business-critical equipment and parts and components that are inexpensive to replace or non-repairable. Breakdown maintenance focuses on repairing equipment only after it fails. While this approach may initially seem counterintuitive compared to more proactive methods, it has specific applications and benefits that make it appropriate to use in certain situations. This article is a comprehensive guide...

How To Improve Equipment Reliability

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Maintenance and asset management will vary by industry. However, certain effective best practices stay fairly consistent. In this article, we will explain why it’s important to maintain equipment reliability and provide some key tips and best practices for improving it. Further, we will discuss the advantages of using LLumin's Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS+) software, which can help you fully optimize your maintenance operations approach. Tips for Improving Equipment Reliability Before exploring ways to improve equipment reliability, we should discuss its importance. Unreliable equipment often results in lower productivity, higher safety risks, and costly emergency repairs. Additionally, unexpected breakdowns, downtime,...

Maintenance Inventory Management Best Practices

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Effective maintenance inventory management will be essential if your company relies on machinery and equipment to keep daily operations running. Without it, keeping unexpected downtime and delays at bay will be extremely challenging.  Inventory management involves the careful organization, tracking, and controlling of spare parts, tools, and other materials required for maintenance and repair. Effective management will reduce the likelihood of excess stock or stockouts, ensuring that the right parts are always available at the right time. If you want to improve your own MRO and Tool inventory management practices, this article will discuss best practices you can use to...

How To Improve Maintenance Strategy

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An effective maintenance management strategy can mean the difference between remaining competitive or falling behind in today's competitive marketplace. Minimizing downtime, minimizing costs, and increasing the safety, reliability, and lifespan of equipment and assets may appear unattainable if your organization is primarily reactive in its approach to maintenance. This article will look at ways you can improve your maintenance strategy. We will discuss well-known, essential best practices you can use to get results and how LLumin's Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS+) can provide the features and tools your maintenance team needs to succeed. Types of Maintenance Strategies Maintenance strategies range...

Maintenance Training Program: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Today's market can make attracting and retaining a skilled workforce challenging. And yet, the reality is employees with the necessary skills and knowledge can make a significant difference in your maintenance strategy's success and benefits, such as reduced equipment downtime, lower costs, and increased efficiency. A maintenance training program will play a pivotal role in improving the knowledge and skills of your employees, ensuring they are well-prepared to respond to both routine and emergency scenarios and execute tasks effectively.  This blog will explore the benefits of training, suggest steps to create an effective training strategy, and explain why LLumin’s Computerized...

Top Maintenance Safety Tips to Follow

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In 2022, the United States saw a 5.7% increase in fatal workplace injuries. While this was just one year out of many, it highlights the importance of workplace safety and the risks involved, particularly for those in the maintenance management industry. Some of the most frequently cited injuries are caused by transportation incidents, slips, falls, and contact with dangerous equipment, emphasizing the importance of following current safety guidelines and regulations. In this article, we’ll discuss top maintenance safety tips for your employees and equipment. We’ll also discuss why using LLumin’s Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS+) software can help promote the...

CMMS Software Cost: A Complete Pricing Guide

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A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is a web-based application that gives industries better control over their assets, especially those critical to their operations or production processes. The software application is used to help engineers, maintenance teams, and operations managers monitor the real-time status of each machine or asset that impacts their processes and then identify and prioritize those that may lead to failure, as well as those that are approaching end-of-life based on the cost of ownership, obsolescence or other factors.  The uses and potential positive impacts a CMMS can have on an organization are endless. However, choosing the...

Predictive Maintenance & Machine Learning: A Complete Guide

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Predictive maintenance technology detects potential equipment failures before they occur, avoiding or minimizing downtime. Machine learning is a powerful tool that analyzes data, learns, and creates increasingly accurate predictions. Together, predictive maintenance and machine learning will improve the reliability of an organization's maintenance and asset management strategy.  Below, we'll discuss the basics of predictive maintenance and machine learning and how each technology enhances the other. Predictive Maintenance and the Intelligent Facility According to recent research, over 41% of today's facilities employ predictive maintenance using advanced data analytics tools to reduce downtime, improve ROI, and increase the overall longevity and efficiency...

Machine Failure Causes & Prevention Strategies

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Industrial machines are essential to normal daily operations. Unfortunately, they are not immune to breakdowns. Machine failure is a term that refers to the failure of a machine to perform its normal functions, leading to a partial or complete loss of utility.  This article will shed light on some of the main reasons why machine failure occurs. We will also suggest actionable strategies to prevent machine failure, highlighting why using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) like LLumin’s CMMS+ can help improve equipment performance and reliability.  Common Causes of Machine Failure These are some of the top leading causes of...

What Are Maintenance Costs? + 5 Ways to Manage Them

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Maintenance costs are necessary business expenses used to keep assets in good working condition. Many organizations rely on cost analysis and management to make responsible financial decisions, reduce waste, and increase efficiency. Understanding more about these costs can help your organization make better, more strategic asset management decisions. This article will discuss some practical ways to manage and reduce maintenance costs. We'll also discuss how LLumin's CMMS+ can help you manage assets, optimize maintenance, and reduce costs in your organization. Understanding Maintenance Costs Any organization that needs to maintain equipment, property, vehicles, and other expensive assets will incur some type...

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