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...

Top CMMS Software Companies To Consider Before You Buy

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Computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) software can automate many aspects of your operations, especially those tasks required to improve the performance of machinery and assets. From manufacturing and industrial to healthcare and facilities, CMMS software can assist with tasks such as asset tracking, employee scheduling, predictive maintenance, and more. With so many available CMMS options, navigating the various features of different software can be challenging. Today, we will discuss the top CMMS software companies and identify important pros and cons of each to help you determine the best solution for your needs.  Top CMMS Software Companies To Consider in 2022...

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...

CMMS Software Cost: A Complete Guide To Maintenance Management Software Pricing

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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...

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...

What Is CMMS Software: A Complete Guide To Maintenance Management Software

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What is CMMS software? Like a doctor’s bag, it gives you tools that allow you to monitor and manage the health and status of your most critical assets, machinery, and infrastructure. This can include the ability to use a machine’s real-time conditions and vitals to identify and address any abnormalities that might lead to system failures. In today’s industry 4.0 environment, manufacturers are moving towards proactive maintenance—even predictive maintenance over reactive maintenance to improve machine uptime, optimize operations, and stay ahead of compliance and competition. The aim is to keep the productivity chain unbroken and mitigate future risks down the...

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...

READYAsset Increases Plant Run Time Above 99% and Pays For Itself In Under 3-Years

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...