3 Top IoT Applications in the Maintenance Industry

There’s no question that technology has disrupted and innovated the maintenance industry. One technology that simply can’t be ignored is the Internet of Things (IoT). Think the IoT is just a buzzword? Think again: McKinsey & Company states that the IoT has helped organizations realize major improvements, like a 25% reduction in maintenance costs. And, […]

11 Ways CMMS Benefits Your Organization

Every organization has hundreds of assets. Managing them can get quite complicated and time-consuming. By implementing Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), you can achieve higher asset efficiency and control. What is CMMS? It is an operational tool for managing capital assets of an organization. It also allows you to track tasks that are related to […]

Predictive Maintenance: How It Works and Why You Need It

Maintenance has always been a major business headache. Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) have recently become more refined and robust, practically eliminating the manual methods required before. With features to manage and maintain your assets, inventory and work orders, proactive maintenance strategies have become second nature in a production workflow. The true test, though, is […]

Preventive vs. Predictive Maintenance: Pros and Cons

In general, maintenance falls into two categories: reactive and proactive. Reactive maintenance focuses on repairing an asset once failure occurs. Proactive maintenance, however, focuses on avoiding repairs and asset failure through preventive and predictive methods. Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) have recently become more robust and financially available to businesses of all types and sizes. […]

CMMS: What It Does and Why It Matters

How does your organization handle maintenance? Is there a filing cabinet designated for equipment information? Do you run your assets until failure? Are parts available when you need them? For almost 70 years, computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) have been shifting companies from reactive to proactive maintenance. However, many organizations have either not caught on to the […]

CMMS vs. EAM: What’s the Difference?

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software have the same purpose. So they must be the same thing, right? Not exactly. Both solutions have the same goals of maintaining, managing and protecting company assets by streamlining and automating maintenance management, inventory management, work order generation and scheduling. And both shift organizations from a […]

CMMS: The Definitive Guide

What is Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS)? You’ve come to the right place to find out. We’ve compiled everything you need to know about CMMS in our latest resource: The Definitive Guide to CMMS. Over the course of 8 months and 6 chapters, we’ve gathered expert advice to answer all the questions you came here to ask. Here’s what you’ll learn […]

The Top 25 Most Beautiful Factories in the World

Grime, waste, pollution. Cold, rigid frames aspiring to ultimate utility. Growling machinations in a dimly lit warehouse with no sign of sunlight. When we think of factories, beauty’s usually not the first thing to come to mind. But as this list reflects, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The following is a list of […]

CMMS Industry Roundup

A look at the major developments in the CMMS Industry, highlighting the most important recent news from vendors across the field. Oracle Some of the best and brightest minds in CMMS will gather to address the future of the industry in San Jose, CA. The ninth annual Oracle Maintenance Summit will take place on January 27. The event will […]

Company refused to hire non-Hispanic workers, sued by EEOC

A Texas-based manufacturer recently landed in court because of illegal hiring practices. The feds allege the company discriminated against non-Hispanic job candidates and relied too heavily on word-of-mouth to hire entry-level workers.