The Benefits of Mobile CMMS: Volume 1

Part one of a 4-part article on the benefits of mobile CMMS: by Dan Hounsell Mobile CMMS Delivers Benefits for Facility Maintenance Managers on the Move Maintenance is on the move more than ever. Institutional and commercial facilities have been talking about intelligent and smart buildings for three decades. Those smarts now extend to the smart phones and tablets technicians increasingly are taking into the field. Developers of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) are rolling out mobile apps for their software, offering technicians the ability to remotely access data, work orders, and other resources. Equipment manufacturers also are introducing apps for use in monitoring and controlling their products. As (more…)

Wine, Lubricants and the 5 S’s

Wine, Lubricants and the 5S’s Ever wondered how wine and lubricants go together? Actually, they don’t, but lubricants help assure E.J. Gallo wines come out tasting great every time. In 2012 E.J. Gallo wineries committed the resources needed to move its current asset management and maintenance program to a world class Asset Management and maintenance reliability program in order to improve their ROI. How does a 705% ROI sound? Gallo’s three main goals were: 1. Improve overall equipment efficiency 2. Reduce costs 3. Improve overall plant profitability. As part of their preliminary data collection process Gallo utilized it’s 5S system – Sort/Straighten/Shine/Systematize/Sustain. The 5S’s are a valuable tool for (more…)