Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Takeaway: Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a process that maximizes the productivity of equipment for its entire life cycle and will extend the life of the equipment.   Evolution of Maintenance How we approach equipment maintenance has evolved. TPM provides a framework for extending the life of equipment and improving reliability. It does this through the participation of all employees …

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Takeaway: Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a popular metric which can be used to measure how well companies use equipment. OEE is used to drive up performance and reduce equipment-related issues. Maximizing equipment use is important to many businesses. We deal with limited resources. It is important to know equipment is in good condition and reliable. OEE was developed for …

How Equipment Managers Can Improve Communication and Response Time

Construction management is the overall planning, coordination, and control of a project from beginning to completion. It is aimed at meeting a client’s requirement in order to produce a functionally and financially worthwhile project. An ever-increasing role in construction management is that of the equipment manager. Their responsibilities include making sure that equipment investments are being maximized through the use …

How to Avoid Equipment Failure Through Preventative Maintenance

The dictionary defines maintenance as follows: ?the work of keeping something in proper condition; upkeep.? In the equipment world, this would suggest that maintenance should be the steps taken to prevent equipment from failing. The problem is a majority of companies wait for equipment failure to occur and then take whatever steps are necessary to repair or replace the equipment. …

Proper Maintenance Programs and Electronic Record Keeping

It has already been well established that proper record keeping of preventive maintenance and repairs is crucial to any maintenance program. There are many benefits that were discussed in a preceding post. (Click here if you have not yet read that post). Without a good maintenance program, including regular inspections and documentation, companies are missing out on a number of …

Proper Preventive Maintenance and Record Keeping Increase Resale Value

For companies whose operations rely on the health of a fleet of vehicles and equipment, continual preventive and scheduled maintenance, and repairs are needed in order to ensure that the revenue generating operations are continuously progressing as needed, without unscheduled downtime. A key part of any preventive maintenance program is proper documentation of the work completed, ideally recorded directly into …

How to Prepare and Maintain your Equipment for a Winter Workout

To ensure heavy equipment stays in peak operating condition and to minimize breakdowns, equipment managers must begin thinking about winterizing their fleet as soon as temperatures begin to drop. asp_resize_edit For heavy equipment operators, special attention has to be paid to their equipment before they start work. In some cases, extreme overnight conditions can be detrimental to their equipment. It …

How to Increase Visibility and Communication in Rental Management

Managing the Customers’ Needs In rental operations of all industries, customer disputes will happen. The hope is to minimize these disputes as much as possible. In the case they do occur, the goal is to resolve the dispute as cost effectively as possible while preserving the customer relationship. A dissatisfied customer will tell between 9-15 people about their experience, which …