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...

Machine Failure Causes & Prevention Strategies

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Industrial machines are essential to normal daily operations. Unfortunately, they are not immune to breakdowns. Machine failure is a term that refers to the failure of a machine to perform its normal functions, leading to a partial or complete loss of utility.  This article will shed light on some of the main reasons why machine failure occurs. We will also suggest actionable strategies to prevent machine failure, highlighting why using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) like LLumin’s CMMS+ can help improve equipment performance and reliability.  Common Causes of Machine Failure These are some of the top leading causes of...

What Are Maintenance Costs? + 5 Ways to Manage Them

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Maintenance costs are necessary business expenses used to keep assets in good working condition. Many organizations rely on cost analysis and management to make responsible financial decisions, reduce waste, and increase efficiency. Understanding more about these costs can help your organization make better, more strategic asset management decisions. This article will discuss some practical ways to manage and reduce maintenance costs. We'll also discuss how LLumin's CMMS+ can help you manage assets, optimize maintenance, and reduce costs in your organization. Understanding Maintenance Costs Any organization that needs to maintain equipment, property, vehicles, and other expensive assets will incur some type...

Best Fleet Maintenance Software: 2024 Review

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Staying on top of the latest trends in 2024 could mean the difference between your organization remaining competitive and falling behind. The best 2024 fleet maintenance software solutions can help you save money, get a high-level view of your fleet and company assets, and fully automate your fleet maintenance tasks. Because choosing the right solution is critical, we've created a comprehensive guide that compares the top solutions on the market and highlights their key features below. Why Fleet Maintenance Software? There are many fleet management solutions available on the market. Still, few offer the most cutting-edge features needed to maintain...

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM): A Guide

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Maintenance strategies prioritizing reliability and strategically allocating resources are critical in today's highly competitive markets. Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) originated in the aviation industry in the 1960s and has since expanded to address maintenance management challenges in industries such as manufacturing, energy, and transportation, to name a few. It is an effective maintenance approach that focuses on improving the safety, functionality, and reliability of business-critical equipment.  RCM enables organizations to support business-critical equipment, identify and implement the most important risk-mitigation tasks, and strategically allocate resources. This guide will provide an introduction to RCM, outlining its principles, benefits, and practical steps you...

10 CMMS KPIs to Track & Improve

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Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS+) can help organizations streamline maintenance operations with its core benefits, which include condition-monitoring of equipment health and performance, digitizing maintenance tasks, automating work orders, and advanced data analytics. It can also help you track and improve CMMS KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). With LLumin, you can easily track important KPIs such as Maintenance Costs, Work Order Completion Rate, Mean Time to Repair (MTTR), and more. Our system provides a fully customizable and detailed view of your KPI dashboards, helping your maintenance team make more informed decisions to optimize schedules, reduce downtime, and control costs.  In this...

What Is Routine Maintenance? The Ultimate Guide

Routine maintenance plays an important role in the best maintenance strategies. As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Routine maintenance is the means to reduce the likelihood that equipment will break down unexpectedly and leave companies scrambling to gather the necessary manpower, materials, and equipment to get their machines and operations back up and running.  But what is it exactly, and how does it compare to other maintenance strategies? We will cover this topic in more detail before introducing the benefits of using LLumin’s Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS+).  What is Routine Maintenance?...

Equipment Depreciation: What You Need to Know

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Calculating equipment depreciation is a priority for many businesses. Whether you're planning to invest in new equipment or considering the retirement of older assets, it's essential to monitor both your equipment's depreciation rates, maintenance history, and real-time performance.  This blog will review the most common methods for calculating depreciation, providing insights into this important process. Learning more about this accounting method will help you manage your assets more effectively,  and make better financial decisions. What is Equipment Depreciation? Equipment depreciation is an accounting method used to measure the gradual decrease in the value of your assets over time (or its...

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...

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