Overcoming the Knowledge Gap

After years of working with customers to implement software and systems that gather data, I’ve noticed the process is often implemented backward.

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...

What’s the Difference Between Preventive, Proactive, and Predictive Maintenance?

Downtime in a plant or facility leads to lost productivity. It disrupts operations, causes maintenance staff to divert time from scheduled projects, and can have significant negative business implications, including lost revenue, significant unplanned expenses, missed deadlines and damage to a company’s reputation. To avoid these problems, manufacturers and facility and plant managers are moving away from traditional maintenance methods where you wait for something to break, and then you fix it. Reactive approaches like this result in disruptions and unplanned downtime. A better approach is preventive maintenance, which is a routine for periodically inspecting equipment with the goal of...

Selecting a CMMS: Stepping Up Your Public Asset Management Game

A water utility strives to progress along a cost savings path moving from paper-based reactive work orders to a planned maintenance strategy using a CMMS to gain an estimated 12 to 18 percent cost savings.  

How Automated Workflows Improve Incident Reporting Compliance

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Last July, OSHA began to require U.S. businesses to submit their 300A forms digitally.  

Marrying Asset Management with Augmented Reality

Augmented reality (AR) allows users to enhance their field of view with real-time superimposed digital information. The technology is now being more widely used in maintenance and repair operations, and its value is enhanced when complemented with data and historical knowledge from asset management systems. Using AR in maintenance and repair allows technicians to receive information about specific assets instantly. Similar to the way a person can use different monitors and projection devices to view data, an AR system would take data (in this case from an asset management system) and project it onto goggles or camera-enabled mobile devices for...

Predictive Maintenance Requires Accurate Data

  Although the machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions that enable predictive maintenance are helpful, they’re only as helpful as they’re trained to be.  

The Importance Of Preventive Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is pro-active and is carefully designed to perform routine maintenance tasks at predetermined times to prevent asset failure. Planning a preventative maintenance schedule involves tracking data manually to determine when servicing needs to be performed. Using CMMS software can make it much less difficult than trying to do it manually.

Is it Prime Time for Predictive Technology in MRO?

The past few years have seen growing adoption of predictive analytics within the supply chain, but maintenance, repair and operations may not be the right place just yet.

Asset Tracking: Material Handling Benefits | Material Handling Management

Pivotal asset management technology helps companies stay in business during difficult economic times.