What You Can Learn from 450+ Facilities Maintenance Professionals
Does your facility rely on a maintenance strategy in which assets are only serviced if downtime occurs? If so, you may be stuck in the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” scenario of reactive maintenance.
Reactive maintenance negatively impacts employee morale, productivity and job safety. Continue reading
With five major manufacturing facilities and 15 distribution centers in the U.S. alone, L’Oréal has thousands of employees to keep track of—not to mention assets. At a time of high growth, the company recognized its need for better maintenance management.
L’Oréal sought out an easy-to-use solution to help maintain the lifespan of its equipment and track asset health, so they chose Maintenance Connection’s CMMS. Continue reading
Customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance in the hospitality industry, especially for casinos. Vegas Inc states that the revenue of a casino comes from more than gambling—it depends heavily on the non-gaming experiences like operations.
As the operations of a casino become more elaborate thanks to today’s technology, there’s an even stronger need for smart maintenance. That’s because a casino’s customer satisfaction depends on the health of thousands of assets within—from slot machines to behind-the-scene equipment like lights and HVAC systems. Continue reading
With the holiday season quickly approaching and another year coming to an end, we’d like to take the time to reflect on 2016. This was a big year for the Maintenance Connection team: We welcomed our new CEO, volunteered in cities across the country, enjoyed team-building activities this summer, and spent time with our customers in Baltimore. Continue reading
The number of assets within a healthcare facility is only growing, as more technology and medical devices are developed to improve patient care. In fact, in the number of assets patients are surrounded by has grown from only eight in 1995 to now more than 13. And, that’s just within a patient’s room.
The maintenance team knows the struggles with the growing amount of assets in healthcare facilities, as downtime negatively impacts day-to-day labor costs, expenses incurred from lack of productivity and, most importantly, patient care. Continue reading
We’ve all heard the old saying, “Work smarter, not harder.” This carries over to the maintenance industry, one field that is in constant search of ways to decrease asset downtime without increasing the needed manpower.
But without broadening our range of strategies, how can any maintenance team improve if they’re following old, reactive ways? As FacilitiesNet states, one of the hardest parts of implementing a new maintenance strategy is simply getting started. Continue reading
For healthcare facilities or hospitals, patient health, care and safety is paramount. Patient comfort and satisfaction depends on the reliability of equipment, machines, and technology used by physicians and staff.
It’s the duty of the maintenance team to keep all devices and machines in working condition, as patients’ lives and facility compliance depend on it. This means there’s no room for asset downtime or the chance of inventory stockout due to emergency requests. Continue reading
One of the first questions organizations ask when searching for the right Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) is: “How will the data be stored?”
As machines gain the ability to communicate with one another, this question becomes more important. Continue reading
“What gets measured gets managed,” goes the old saying—and it could not be truer for healthcare maintenance professionals. Hospitals and healthcare systems rely on functioning assets and equipment not just to remain profitable, but also to enhance patient well-being. With that kind of responsibility, it’s critical to make sure assets and equipment are maintained before they fail or break.
The best way to make sure maintenance is preventive rather than reactive is through smart measurement. This requires a well-designed system that tracks each metric important to your operations. But be careful: if you start tracking and analyzing everything, suddenly nothing becomes a priority; it’s extremely difficult to sort the signal from the noise. Continue reading
Maintenance Connection’s customer base represents various industries, job functions and locations. While every customer may use our solution in a unique way, one thing is certain: We can all come together to rally around our CMMS usage and have fun while doing it.
Recently, the Maintenance Connection team had the honor of meeting with nearly 300 customers at our 14th annual user group meeting, Checkpoint. The annual Checkpoint event brings together all types of customers — from early adopters to seasoned users — to give them expert guidance and training to maximize the ROI they get from our CMMS. Continue reading