6 Benefits of Tracking Construction Assets Electronically

Takeaway:  Tracking assets is a useful process in all types of industry, but tracking construction assets is especially vital. How many times have you misplaced you phone or remote control and wished you had some kind of tracking device that could help you locate it right away? Now just imagine the same frustration, but amplified. Instead of missing the first …

Short Interval Control (SIC): How to Stay On Task and On Time

Takeaway: Short Interval Control is a powerful structure for removing variation and staying on task and on time.   If you have any processes or activities where variation is an issue, Short Interval Control can help. Short Interval Control uses structured process checks in short intervals to maintain control and ensure quality. We often talk about averages in business. But customers …

Evaluate and Balance Workloads

Takeaway: When we learn to properly evaluate and balance workloads, we improve what we do and how we do it. We create a blueprint for success. Our businesses operate as a series of systems made of people, processes, and equipment. When we design these systems for efficiency and work balance, it creates work flow. We reduce bottlenecks.   Work Balance …

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 …

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. …

How Mobile Data Collection Can Predict Scheduled Maintenance

One of our favourite features in our data collection and asset tracking solution is the Next-Service-Due Report. This little beauty provides true visibility and transparency into the status of individual pieces of equipment and asset life cycles. Understanding the Maintenance History of an Asset Once an asset has been tagged with a uniquely identifying QR tag, all the information pertaining …

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 …

Four Ways to Execute Strategy and Achieve Your Wildly Important Goals

One of the best business books I have read in the past 15 years is the book titled “The Four Disciplines of Execution” by Sean Covey, Chris McChesney and Jim Huling. What are the 4 disciplines of execution? Focus on the wildly important goals (WIG) Act on lead measures Keep a compelling scorecard Create a cadence of accountability strategy execution, …

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 …

RDM Enterprises Success with Mobile Data Collection App

Mobile Data Collection for Contractors RDM Enterprises Ltd. is a contracting company and equipment provider, offering excavation, demolition, site preparation to final grade, and snow clearing services, as well as supplying rental equipment. The company was founded by Ron Madsen in 1977 and continues to be a family-owned operation run out of Langley, BC. Even having run for decades as …