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 that 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....

Preventive Maintenance Checklist (+ Free Template)

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Preventive maintenance (PM) is a maintenance strategy that helps organizations extend the lifespan and performance of critical assets. A company will create a preventive maintenance checklist to make this process more effective and easier to implement. A preventive maintenance checklist is a simple but effective tool for standardizing maintenance and ensuring consistency. And it helps maintenance teams stay organized in their proactive efforts to avoid unexpected equipment breakdowns. This article will help readers understand the importance of preventive maintenance checklists, their various types, and how to create a checklist that meets your company’s needs. We’ll also discuss how LLumin's Computerized...

CMMS vs. EAM: What’s the Difference?

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The difference between computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) software and enterprise asset management (EAM) software can sometimes be difficult to parse, as there is a significant overlap between the two.  The main difference is in scope and functionality—CMMS is focused on maintenance operations, while EAM covers a broader range of asset management activities, including procurement, disposal, and financial management. This article will explore the differences and overlaps between these two software solutions to help you narrow down the best options for your organization.  What Is CMMS? A Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) is a specialized software solution that assists businesses...

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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...