Corrective Maintenance: The Ultimate Guide

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The manufacturing industry relies heavily on maintenance to keep equipment up and running at peak performance levels. Corrective maintenance will play a role in a company’s preventive maintenance processes or reactive responses to equipment failures and breakdowns. In this article, we will explore corrective maintenance in more depth. If you’re in a hurry, skip ahead to get the most interesting information: What is Corrective Maintenance? How Does Corrective Maintenance Work? Benefits of Corrective Maintenance in Manufacturing Corrective Maintenance Use Cases Implementation: Challenges and Solutions LLumin’s CMMS+ Overview Improve Your Maintenance Strategy With LLumin What is Corrective Maintenance? Corrective Maintenance refers...

Maintenance KPIs: The Complete Guide

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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 Maintenance KPIs...

Predictive Maintenance in Automotive Manufacturing

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When dealing with critical equipment, it’s crucial to minimize uncertainties in maintenance planning and budgeting. The world of proactive strategies offers a game-changing approach: Predictive Maintenance (PdM).  PdM falls under condition-based monitoring (CBM) and utilizes machine-level sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and advanced data analytics to monitor and diagnose mechanical failures. It excels at spotting early signs of impending machine faults or failures.  This early detection, in turn, maximizes equipment uptime and substantially reduces maintenance expenses. In this guide to predictive maintenance within the automotive manufacturing sector, we'll explore the merits of PdM, the challenges and solutions it presents,...

What Is Scheduled Maintenance? A Guide for Maintenance Managers

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Maintenance planning and maintenance scheduling are not the same thing. On the one hand, you can plan to carry out your maintenance schedule and then postpone actually scheduling it. Scheduled maintenance involves deciding on a certain task to be performed, determining the time or date the maintenance will occur, and then assigning maintenance to the right technician. Understanding and properly implementing scheduled maintenance can improve equipment uptime and performance, efficiency, and lower costs. This article will explain what scheduled maintenance is, how it works, how to calculate it, and how to improve it. What is Scheduled Maintenance? As previously mentioned,...

9 Facility Management KPIs to Measure & Track

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As a facility manager, you want to keep your facility running smoothly and efficiently. But to do this, you need to track performance. Facility managers must track broad-level data (such as overall facility functions and efficiencies) and granular data (such as individual assets). And they need to synthesize this extraordinary volume of information into actionable insights—facility management KPIs help. If you've ever been confronted by a dense spreadsheet of numbers, you know there's such a thing as too much data. Facility management KPIs are specific metrics designed to tell you how your facility is performing. These KPIs will tell you...

How to Create a Fleet Maintenance Program

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Real-time decision-making is required in many areas of fleet management, including fleet maintenance. Maintenance programs help to increase your fleet's reliability and lifespan while keeping your drivers and others safe on the road. Whether you have a small, medium, or large fleet, keeping vehicles in good condition is a matter of efficiency, safety, and compliance, and it's not an easy task to support regularly without the right tools and approach. This article will provide practical steps for developing a fleet maintenance program. Whether you use preventive or predictive maintenance, having the right software to support your program is critical. We...

How to Determine & Extend the Useful Life of Assets

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If you're wondering how to determine the useful life of assets, you're probably concerned about how long your assets will last, will their value to the organization rank higher than their cost, and of course, over time, what will they be worth from a financial perspective. This information is critical to consider, particularly considering how these timeframes will affect your P&L. However, the useful life of assets varies, depending on the asset type, the manufacturer, and the care given. This article will introduce you to basic concepts, provide practical advice on determining your asset's typical useful life and possibilities for...

Best Enterprise Asset Management Software: 2024 Guide

The best enterprise asset management software of 2024
Choosing the right Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solution will be pivotal in managing assets in many industries, from manufacturing and energy to healthcare and hospitality. The ideal EAM solution should enhance operational oversight, control, and efficiency in several ways: Visibility and Control: An effective EAM system will provide organization-wide oversight to company stakeholders, enabling management of assets across all departments.  Streamlines Resource Allocation: EAM solutions integrate various systems to minimize supply chain inefficiencies, ensuring the timely availability of necessary supplies, labor, and resources. Maintenance Management: An effective EAM solution can instantly notify maintenance teams of unusual equipment failure patterns, allowing...

What Is Time-Based Maintenance? A Guide for Maintenance Managers

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Industrial maintenance is increasingly moving toward higher levels of technological advancement and complexity, with strategies like condition-based, predictive, and prescriptive maintenance leading the way in ensuring equipment reliability. Amidst these evolving changes, however, Time-Based Maintenance (TBM), historically known as periodic-based maintenance, remains a common approach to maintenance management.  This guide will explore TBM, providing insight into its mechanisms, pros and cons, and implementation, as well as context for its evolution and the statistical models that support it. What is Time-Based Maintenance? TBM is a maintenance strategy that involves scheduling maintenance activities at regular, predetermined intervals based on the equipment's estimated...

Top Work Order Management Best Practices

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For some organizations, work order management can be time-consuming and inefficient. Alternatively, it can become a valuable tool for increasing efficiency and supporting operational excellence. The distinction between these scenarios is in how an organization employs work order management best practices and strives to continuously improve these processes. Today we will discuss the best practices businesses can implement to optimize and streamline their work order process. We will emphasize the importance of using a powerful, comprehensive computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)  to accomplish this and introduce LLumin's CMMS+ as the ideal solution for effectively streamlining and optimizing the work order...

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