Equipment Management Made Simple: A Three-Step Path To Productivity

Equipment management is a complex field. If you’ll forgive the pun, there are a lot of moving parts involved when dealing with expensive equipment. While there’s a seemingly endless amount of variables and potential problems one must stay on top of to effectively oversee a facility’s equipment, a simple three-step path could be the key to increasing productivity, reducing downtime, and cutting costs.

How Fleet Management Software Can Supercharge Savings, Safety, and Sustainability

By now, you may already be aware of the enormous benefits a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) brings to the table. From planning maintenance and reducing downtime to meticulously tracking inventory, efficient use of data can have a big impact on your bottom line. Beyond manufacturing and plant maintenance, your CMMS platform can bring the same financial and productivity benefits to your vehicle fleet. As advanced features like GPS trackers and “smart” diagnostic sensors are increasingly integrated in today’s automobiles, it’s never been a more opportune time to make the most of the mountains of data your vehicles generate every single day.

How the Internet of Things Is Changing the Maintenance World

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a phrase we’re starting to hear more and more. As bandwidth and connectivity costs drop and apps to connect devices flourish, we’re bound to hear of many breakthroughs in the area of device-to-device or machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity. Smart apps will surely fuel tremendous change and provide eye-popping capabilities.

SaaS vs. SaaP: The Difference Between Owning and Leasing

One of the more interesting developments in enterprise technology is the emergence of “software as a service” (SaaS) as a viable alternative to the conventional concept of “software as a product” (SaaP). The SaaP philosophy is one most readers should already be familiar with: when you purchase software, be it Microsoft Office or Super Mario Bros., it’s theoretically yours for life. SaaP programs are paid for at the point of purchase and subsequently installed on or run from your own computers, servers, or other on-premise hardware. While most vendors offer a separate technical support agreement for purchase, providing access to updates, bug fixes, and other support, generally once you buy a SaaP solution the responsibility is on you and your IT department to ensure it runs smoothly.

Reduce Downtime and Increase Profitability with Preventive Maintenance

Too many facilities choose to operate at the mercy of their equipment, running for as long as possible until the system fails instead of performing routine, planned maintenance. Abiding by the phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” many plants around the world consciously decide to run to failure (RTF) and even more simply don’t plan effective preventive maintenance. Reactive, unplanned maintenance can have a huge impact on your bottom line and leave the operational and financial stability of your plant in doubt.

Save Time and Money with a CMMS Maintenance Program

CMMS programs have been a valuable asset management tool since the 1980’s, but despite their widespread proliferation, many facilities and maintenance professionals still haven’t realized the full potential that modern CMMS programs bring to the table. It’s not uncommon for companies to mistakenly see their existing CMMS as just a work order printing press.

5 Facility Maintenance Tips That Every Maintenance Manager Should Know

Investing in a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) will result in a swift ROI. Scheduled maintenance, managed inventory, inspections, predictive tasks, and other capabilities can prevent and preempt problems before they become costly break-downs. Downtime is costly, but you can avoid it if you are using your CMMS software to it’s full potential.

These 5 time and money-saving tips will help you maximize the ROI on your CMMS software:

MVP Plant / MP2 / Barcode Training - This April - May! (Chicago & San Diego)

  • MVP Plantâ„¢: Save your company time and money by unleashing the power of MVP Plant.
  • MP2â„¢: Learn how to save your plant time and money by unleashing the power of MP2.
  • Intro to Barcoding: Learn how paperless work orders and inventory transactions increase productivity while ensuring accurate maintenance data (parts, work orders, meters, etc.).

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MVP Plant / MP2 / Barcode Training - This January - March! (Chicago & San Diego)

  • MVP Plantâ„¢: Save your company time and money by unleashing the power of MVP Plant.
  • Report Builderâ„¢: Design, manage and deliver winning MVP Plant reports.
  • MP2â„¢: Learn how to save your plant time and money by unleashing the power of MP2.
  • Crystal Reportsâ„¢: Learn how to design, manage and deliver winning MP2 reports.
  • Planning & Scheduling: Learn how to use either MVP Plant or MP2 to effectively plan and schedule work.  Each hour of effective planning typically returns three to five hours in mechanic time or equivalent savings (measured in the cost of material and production downtime) (Nyman and Levitt 2001).
  • Intro to Barcoding: Learn how paperless work orders and inventory transactions increase productivity while ensuring accurate maintenance data (parts, work orders, meters, etc.).

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Join us at the INT'L DAIRY SHOW & PROCESS EXPO 2013 next Month - Register for Free!

Be sure to visit us in Booth 764 where we’ll be highlighting MVP Plant* and other products and services designed to help maintenance and facilities teams save time and money. *MVP Plant software is a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), also known as an enterprise asset management (EAM) system or a facilities asset management system (FAMS).

About CMMS Data Group... CMMS Data Group is a market leader in CMMS software and services, providing time- and money-saving solutions to maintenance and facilities professionals. Led by MVP Plant™ CMMS software, the Company's portfolio also includes MP2™ Add-Ons, MVP Capture™ barcode solution and other products and services designed to increase equipment reliability, employee productivity, and overall profitability.  For more information, please visit: www.CMMSDataGroup.com.

About the Show... Join thousands of colleagues at the NEW food processing and packaging co-located event!  Located in Chicago, a convenient and exciting city, PROCESS EXPO and the INTERNATIONAL DAIRY SHOW offer all attendees the opportunity to see both shows for the price of one.

Access hundreds of suppliers, and compare and demo machinery and products, all at the same time under one roof.

Bring the team and explore the latest technology and network with local and international food processing and packaging professionals—all who can help expand your business and add substantial value throughout your supply chain. Pavilions, education sessions, receptions and more will make your experience one to remember.

Leave with new ideas and partnerships to keep you competitive and your products in line with today’s ever changing customer tastes and demands.

Quick Information November 3-6, 2013 Chicago, IL, USA McCormick Place

Registration

  • Register for FREE today by visiting www.dairyshow.com and entering complimentary code: CMMS0452C5

Floor Plans and Exhibitors

 

© 2013 CMMS Data Group.  Shared Knowledge * Quality Results and MVP Plant are registered trademarks of CMMS Data Group. MP2 is a registered trademark of Infor.

 

 

 

MVP Plant / MP2 / TPM / Barcode Training - This October - November! (Chicago & San Diego)

  • MVP Plantâ„¢: Save your company time and money by unleashing the power of MVP Plant.
  • Report Builderâ„¢: Design, manage and deliver winning MVP Plant reports.
  • MP2â„¢: Learn how to save your plant time and money by unleashing the power of MP2.
  • Crystal Reportsâ„¢: Learn how to design, manage and deliver winning MP2 reports.
  • Planning & Scheduling: Learn how to use either MVP Plant or MP2 to effectively plan and schedule work.  Each hour of effective planning typically returns three to five hours in mechanic time or equivalent savings (measured in the cost of material and production downtime) (Nyman and Levitt 2001).
  • Intro to Barcoding: Learn how paperless work orders and inventory transactions increase productivity while ensuring accurate maintenance data (parts, work orders, meters, etc.).
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM): Gain up to 30% more maintenance wrench time by training equipment operators on the maintenance process and involving them in the process.

To register online, click one of the following cities:

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MVP Plant / MP2 / EQ Reliability / Barcode Training - This July - August! (Chicago & San Diego)

  • MVP Plantâ„¢: Save your company time and money by unleashing the power of MVP Plant.
  • Report Builderâ„¢: Design, manage and deliver winning MVP Plant reports.
  • MP2â„¢: Learn how to save your plant time and money by unleashing the power of MP2.
  • Crystal Reportsâ„¢: Learn how to design, manage and deliver winning MP2 reports.
  • Planning & Scheduling: Learn how to use either MVP Plant or MP2 to effectively plan and schedule work.  Each hour of effective planning typically returns three to five hours in mechanic time or equivalent savings (measured in the cost of material and production downtime) (Nyman and Levitt 2001).
  • Barcoding Basics: Learn how paperless work orders and inventory transactions increase productivity while ensuring accurate maintenance data (parts, work orders, meters, etc.).
  • Equipment Reliability:  Learn how to make equipment components (motors, bearings, couplings, etc.) operate 2-5 times longer, increase uptime, reduce costs and maximize your plant's overall profitability.

To register online, click one of the following cities:

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PM Optimization – Learn How to Optimize your PMs

Register today for a complimentary webinar to learn how to optimize preventative maintenance (PM). The PM optimization webinar will be hosted by Michael Pratt,* a maintenance and reliability expert, and takes place this Wednesday, 5/15/13, at 1:00 p.m. CST!

*Michael Pratt, a former navy nuclear submarine electrician and maintenance and reliability expert, leads the webinar. For the past 15 years, he has designed and built successful maintenance and reliability programs in various industries. He is a member of the Society of Tribology Lubrication Engineers and the Society of Maintenance Reliability Professionals, and holds certifications in thermography, ultrasound and lubrication.

Register today and we look forward to meeting online with you soon!

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Maintenance Planner – The Driver of Maintenance & Reliability Excellence! Webinar Announcment

Register today for a complimentary webinar to learn how maintenance planners drive maintenance & reliability excellence. The webinar will be hosted by Michael Pratt,* a maintenance and reliability expert, and takes place this Wednesday, 4/10/13, at 1:00 p.m. CST! *Michael Pratt, a former navy nuclear submarine electrician and maintenance and reliability expert, leads the webinar. For the past 15 years, he has designed and built successful maintenance and reliability programs in various industries. He is a member of the Society of Tribology Lubrication Engineers and the Society of Maintenance Reliability Professionals, and holds certifications in thermography, ultrasound and lubrication.

Register today and we look forward to meeting online with you soon!

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MVP Plant / MP2 / EQ Reliability / TPM / Barcode Training - This March - May! (Chicago & San Diego)

  • MVP Plantâ„¢: Save your company time and money by unleashing the power of MVP Plant.
  • Report Builderâ„¢: Design, manage and deliver winning MVP Plant reports.
  • MP2â„¢: Learn how to save your plant time and money by unleashing the power of MP2.
  • Crystal Reportsâ„¢: Learn how to design, manage and deliver winning MP2 reports.
  • Planning & Scheduling: Learn how to use either MVP Plant or MP2 to effectively plan and schedule work.  Each hour of effective planning typically returns three to five hours in mechanic time or equivalent savings (measured in the cost of material and production downtime) (Nyman and Levitt 2001).
  • Barcoding Basics: Learn how paperless work orders and inventory transactions increase productivity while ensuring accurate maintenance data (parts, work orders, meters, etc.).
  • Equipment Reliability:  Learn how to make equipment components (motors, bearings, couplings, etc.) operate 2-5 times longer, increase uptime, reduce costs and maximize your plant's overall profitability.
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM): Gain up to 30% more maintenance wrench time by training equipment operators on the maintenance process and involving them in the process.

To register online, click one of the following cities:

[button link="/contact/" size="small"]Contact Us for More Information[/button]

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MVP Plant / MP2 / EQ Reliability / Barcode Training - This January - March! (Chicago & San Diego)

  • MVP Plantâ„¢: Save your company time and money by unleashing the power of MVP Plant.
  • Report Builderâ„¢: Design, manage and deliver winning MVP Plant reports.
  • MP2â„¢: Learn how to save your plant time and money by unleashing the power of MP2.
  • Crystal Reportsâ„¢: Learn how to design, manage and deliver winning MP2 reports.
  • Planning & Scheduling: Learn how to use either MVP Plant or MP2 to effectively plan and schedule work.  Each hour of effective planning typically returns three to five hours in mechanic time or equivalent savings (measured in the cost of material and production downtime) (Nyman and Levitt 2001).
  • Barcoding Basics: Learn how paperless work orders and inventory transactions increase productivity while ensuring accurate maintenance data (parts, work orders, meters, etc.).
  • Equipment Reliability:  Learn how to make equipment components (motors, bearings, couplings, etc.) operate 2-5 times longer, increase uptime, reduce costs and maximize your plant's overall profitability.

To register online, click one of the following cities:

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Maintenance Storeroom Excellence Webinar Announcement - Learn How to Tame the Inventory Beast!

Wednesday, January 16, 20131:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. CST

Is one of your New Year's resolution to gain control of your storeroom?

If so, that is great news because if your parts are not organized or easy to find, maintenance and parts dollars are quietly walking out the door in terms of shrink, overnight freight, non-automated systems and poor buying strategies.  We refer to this quiet monster as the inventory beast.  Learn how to tame the inventory beast with maintenance storeroom management best practices to ensure that the right parts are available at the right time and are easy to find.

Click the following link to register for our Maintenance Storeroom Excellence Webinar!

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