Every day, healthcare professionals rely on medical devices that diagnose, treat, prevent and cure medical conditions and diseases. Hospital managers and medical device manufacturers partner to ensure that each part is compliant with regulatory standards.
For medical device manufacturers, using a computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) is a must. Those with complete systems in place see decreased medical device-related accidents and improved efficiencies.
Choosing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is not a simple process.
Many times, the focus of the selection will stay on the solution itself. The CMMS project team may answer questions like:
- Will the features meet all the needs of the organization?
- How will the data be stored?
- Is the system flexible enough to handle my business as it grows?
It’s no secret that software systems benefit businesses of all types, especially those in manufacturing. In fact, manufacturing output has reached a record high thanks to software advancements like robotics and automation.
These facts prove that adoption of manufacturing software has resulted in higher productivity and output, and lower production costs across the industry. But, don’t stop while you’re ahead; there are many more ways to capture productivity improvements. Continue reading
Facility managers have a lot on their plate. From planning maintenance strategies to setting budgets to satisfying work order requests, the priorities and tasks seem endless.
With the help of a CMMS, managers can improve the facility’s asset health, team efficiencies and downtime, reducing headaches and freeing up large amounts of time. A CMMS has five features that will alleviate a facility manager’s stress by improving day-to-day tasks and team processes. Read on to learn how. Continue reading
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