Great article on Understanding Asset Management posted on FacilityMnagement.com
Your assets and equipment are the most important part of your business and also the most costly. Businesses maintain a wide range of assets that include fixed and liquid assets. As a business owner, it is important to be able to identify and manage your assets and use them to get the maximum possible return on your investment. Improper business asset management means unscheduled downtime, leading to additional costs that have a major impact on your bottom line.
Keeping assets and equipment running at peak performance is critical to any organization. It’s important for companies to have standard processes in place to track all of their assets and equipment that are prone to failures in order to maximize uptime and keep disruptions at a minimum. To ensure that you are meeting your goals, you must set a quality benchmark to measure the current effectiveness of the processes and understand where you have to make improvements.
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Organizations continue to invest in the tools to help them perform routine maintenance to improve equipment performance, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. In order to keep equipment running at peak performance and avoid unwanted breakdowns, it is important to perform routine maintenance to improve equipment reliability. It is essential to have a maintenance management tool, like CMMS software, to help you schedule and manage your preventive maintenance and monitoring performance. The following are some important tips to improve preventive maintenance:
Spreadsheets are part of a standard computer software package and are easily accessible. A lot of organizations start out by managing their maintenance and facilities using spreadsheets. As companies grow and try to keep ahead of the competition, spreadsheets are becoming more time-consuming. Spreadsheets are not the most effective way to keep up with the complicated demands of managing a growing business.
n 2018 the number of breweries operating in the United States was more than 7,346, including 4,521 microbreweries, 2,594 brewpubs, and 231 regional breweries making more than 15,000 barrels of craft beer. In this competitive industry, as the demand continues to increase, so does the number of suppliers. Keeping costs down, production up, and ensuring high-quality beer requires everything to be running at peak performance, at all times.
Beer enthusiasts wait hours or even camp out, to purchase six-packs of limited-edition beers at exorbitant prices. With this additional demand comes the need to automate! Brewery owners have to keep ahead of the competition, keep production costs down, productivity up while providing high-quality beer. Having a well-run maintenance department has a huge impact[…]
As we increasingly use the internet to do business, it’s important that you understand the impact that cybercriminals can have on your business. Most companies today have incorporated some type of cybersecurity solution into their business operations. Is it enough? Is there anything else that you can do?
As cybercriminals become more sophisticated and technologically advanced, the security of your data becomes more at risk. Having an understanding of the types of cyber threats is necessary to protect your organization against financial loss and prevent disruption to your business operations.
FacilityManagement.comjust published an article covering the types of cyber threats and recommendations on protecting your data against cybercriminals.
In our ongoing effort to maintain the security of our systems and our customer’s data, we have implemented a comprehensive Cybersecurity Program. We have utilized a third party, SecuirtyScorecard to analyze and continuously rate how well prepared we are at preventing cyber-attacks.
February 2022 You’ve got control of your livestock. You’ve got control of your crops. But is your maintenance management under control? Equipment breakdowns, quickly deplete spare parts inventory, locating manuals and repair documents, keeping track of workers, controlling costs, and keeping up with the competition are all costing you time and money. These are just some of the things that today’s farmers have to deal with. How do you keep ahead of everything and still keep everything running smoothly while trying to keep expenses down?
Today, farmers are looking for affordable, cost-effective, and easy-to-use tools to help them manage their maintenance operations. Keeping up with daily tasks and competition means you need to find ways to work faster and find more efficient ways to manage your equipment and assets. The days of spreadsheets and working with paper and pencils are no longer the best solution to manage your business operations. The farming industry is embracing the use of software tools, such as a Computerized Maintenance System (CMMS), to get a better understanding of operating costs, extend the life of their equipment, improve processes, and optimize their maintenance operations.
Why CMMS is Important for Farm & Agriculture Maintenance
With such strict timelines in the farming and agricultural industry, a good preventive maintenance plan is a necessity. Having a good maintenance plan and good maintenance software like a CMMS in place helps:
Minimize the risk of failures and helps reduce repair costs.
Extends asset lifespan so you don’t need to replace them so often.
Reduces the chance of failures and unexpected downtime.
Less downtime means fewer interruptions to business processes.
Regular maintenance reduces the risk of accidents.
Simplifies the process of complying with the regulatory requirements
CMMS is a useful tool for maximizing the return on investment (ROI) on equipment, assets, machinery, and buildings.
Streamline Processes with CMMS
Some of the benefits that eWorkOrders CMMS can bring to your organization include:
Streamline Work Orders: With a CMMS in place, work orders with attached checklists can be assigned to workers. Workers can update the work orders and checklists remotely and in real-time, ensuring that the most accurate information is available. All of this is done within a centralized system that is accessible from anywhere.
Manage Spare Parts Inventory: Managing Spare Parts Inventory and knowing what parts will be needed versus having parts sitting on the shelves because they are hard to obtain, or paying high prices for shipping of those parts that are not in inventory and hard to find can be very costly. Tracking down hard-to-find parts and scheduling the proper people to fix the equipment are all time-consuming.
A CMMS keeps track of inventory levels and manages the tracking of stock in and stock out. As inventory limits get low, purchase orders can be sent to vendors to replenish the stock. Tracking vendors, products, and prices are all stored within the CMMS database.
Minimize Downtime: Scheduling routine maintenance and managing resources can be scheduled at a time that doesn’t interfere with business operations.
Increase Safety: Following a good preventive maintenance plan creates a safer working environment and lowers the chances of accidents.
Mobile: With eWorkOrders Mobile you can access information at any time from any location using a computer, smartphone, or mobile device. You’ll always know the status of work orders, inventory levels, worker schedules, and more with real-time updates.
Regulatory Compliance:Having a CMMS solution in place helps keep all of your records in one centralized location and saves a lot of time when preparing for audits and inspections.
Scheduling: Our CMMS provides users with dependable scheduling features that allow users to quickly track their maintenance and manage resources as needed.
These are just a few of the numerous ways that eWorkOrders CMMS software can help owners within the farming and agriculture industries in meeting mission-critical goals and objectives including minimizing downtime, extending equipment life, preparing for regulatory inspections, improving safety, increasing efficiency, productivity, saving money and more.
Outdated maintenance plans on pieces of paper and spreadsheets are inefficient, unorganized, and can cause you time and money. That’s where an affordable, easy-to-use and all-in-one computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) solution like eWorkOrders can help you manage your maintenance operations.
The new year is rapidly approaching, what better time than now to start evaluating how your current system is performing and start preparing your maintenance operations for the New Year.
Start by assessing if your current maintenance management system is meeting your objectives and giving you and your organization the critical data needed to make good business decisions. Then review and assess what your needs are to make your maintenance operations more efficient. Now is the time to establish your needs, set your goals and objectives, and invest in a maintenance management system that will help exceed your goals.
When you are evaluating your current maintenance operations, ask yourself these questions:
Is your data really secure? Does your vendor have a Cyber Security Rating of 100%? With all of the cyber attacks having the wrong vendor managing your data can be devastating to your business.
Is your current system providing you with complete, reliable data to manage your maintenance process?
Does the data include all of the information and detail that you need?
Can you attach drawings, images, and documents?
Can you access your data from anywhere using a computer, Smartphone or mobile device?
Can you keep track of all of your maintenance repair expenses?
Can you access your spare parts inventory from anywhere?
Is your data readily available for inspections?
Once you have taken a look at what processes are working and not working, you want to make the necessary adjustments to your current maintenance processes. Some of the steps that you can take to improve your current processes may include: Read more…