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...

What Is CMMS Software? A Complete Guide

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In today's asset-intensive industrial environment, efficiency and strategic foresight stand at the forefront of operational success. The challenge of maintaining functional integrity across a wide array of assets, from HVAC units to essential machinery, demands more than a standard maintenance strategy. Reactive approaches that rely on spreadsheets and manual logs are increasingly inadequate in meeting the complex demands of modern organizations. This is precisely where computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) can make a huge impact. But what is CMMS software? This guide will dive deep into the core of CMMS systems, shedding light on the types and benefits of CMMS...

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...

Use Total Effective Equipment Performance To Improve Efficiency

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Maintenance and engineering managers continually look for ways to improve performance. One way to achieve this is by measuring total effective equipment performance (TEEP) in your facility. TEEP is one of several important performance metrics used in manufacturing to assess productivity. Today, we will define TEEP, explain why it is important, and show how plant managers calculate it. We'll also review two other important performance metrics, including:  Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)  Overall operations effectiveness (OOE)  TEEP Metrics Comparison TEEP TEEP is a measurement of potential operational performance levels, which can help determine the unused potential within their operations and make...

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...

CMMS for Inventory Management: 4 Benefits

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Managing spare parts, tooling, and MRO inventory effectively can be a big challenge. However, powerful computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) like LLumin's CMMS+ have revolutionized how organizations overcome it. An advanced CMMS inventory management system that leverages the latest technology can save organizations time, reduce costs, and free them up to focus their energy and resources on other important initiatives. Today we will discuss how the right CMMS can help organizations streamline and automate their maintenance and operations-related inventory and materials management processes. We will also explain how LLumin's CMMS+ can track inventory levels in real-time, automatically order replacement inventory...

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...

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