Finding cost-effective solutions to supply management problems

Using past experience as a case study, let's take a look at how supply, warehousing and stock control can be improved from a shop-floor perspective.

The value of work management systems

Due to my background in maintenance execution, I have had to deal with the pointy end of maintenance for more years than I care to mention. I have done...

What does a maintenance supervisor do?

Every company has a different idea of what a mechanical supervisor is responsible for, but there is still a core focus that should apply to anyone in the role.

5 quick tips for an effective CMMS

Your computerised maintenance management system may be the right fit for your organisation, but it can only be as good as your end users and their training.

Getting the most value from your CMMS

There is no perfect off-the-shelf CMMS. Let's discuss how you can tailor your business processes to match your information system workflow, and vice versa.

Best Practice Maintenance Assessment for a Large Port Operator

Based on our best practice maintenance assessment, we assessed the maturity of the client’s maintenance management systems and practices.

Planning and scheduling: getting the basics right

How do we ensure that planning and scheduling department processes are performed effectively? By understanding the function and boundaries of the two processes.

How to prioritise maintenance work orders

Almost every Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) contains a field where you can set the work order priority, but few define how it is to be used.

Planning pitfalls – industry lessons learned in maintenance planning...

Let's explore the planning process and five of the common improvement opportunities we commonly observe, from supply relations to stakeholders.

Scheduling pitfalls – industry lessons learned in maintenance planning...

In this second article in our maintenance planning and scheduling series, we explore five of the common issues that affect the scheduling process.

“The Big Picture” – industry lessons learned in maintenance...

Most organisations that carry out equipment maintenance have a planning and scheduling process in place, ranging from a basic systems to CMMS.

Maintenance planning and scheduling: an overview

This video provides an introduction to best practice frameworks for planning, scheduling and delivering safe, efficient and effective maintenance.

How to continuously improve your planning and scheduling

Regardless of how good your maintenance planning and scheduling is, if you want to make it more efficient and effective, you will need to continuously improve.

Coaching: the secret to maintenance planning and scheduling implementation

Organisations spend thousands of dollars a year on maintenance planning and scheduling training, but does training ensure good application?

Challenges of configuration management in the age of automation

Automation is being adopted by many organisations that may be new to the concept of configuration management. How should they address this challenge?

5 tips for more effective maintenance planning and scheduling

The objective of good maintenance planning and scheduling is to allow maintenance personnel to perform required tasks in a safe, timely and cost effective manner.

What does good maintenance planning and scheduling look like?

Anybody and everybody can have a work management framework within their organisation, but what needs to be considered to make this framework good?

Is maintenance risky business?

Maintenance is inherently risky. In fact, you could argue that the only activity that is riskier than doing maintenance is NOT doing maintenance.

Do you have effective maintenance planning?

Many organisations still struggle to make their maintenance planning and scheduling as effective as it should be. Here are a few tips that will help.

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