Benefits of maintenance history records

That old saying “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it” applies just as much to maintenance management, integrated facilities management, and the benefits of maintenance history records as it does to the rise and fall of empires.

Once you have a solid understanding of the maintenance team’s completed work, you can more effectively schedule preventive maintenance, fine-tune SOPS, forecast inventory, and even make staffing decisions. With an accurate picture of the past, you can plan a better future with less unscheduled downtime, costly repairs, and stress. 

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The need-to-know types of maintenance strategies

If you want an overall maintenance program packed with processes that work specifically for your assets and equipment, you need to choose the right combination of maintenance strategies. And that starts with knowing your options, what they are, and how they’re different from one another. 

But before looking at the what, it’s important to first figure out the why. Why is there more than one maintenance strategy? If you always start with the same set of goals, increase uptime, avoid unplanned downtime, and control maintenance costs, why is there more than one way to get there?    

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All-Time Best Playlist for Maintenance Strategies, Inspections, and Tasks

If you’re running a streamlined preventive maintenance program with solid planning, scheduling, prioritizing, and tracking, everything is so predictable that work gets a bit boring. But if you’re struggling with your maintenance schedule, never sure what’s going to go wrong next or how you’re going to fix it, every day wears you down just a little bit more. 

Either way, you need some good classic songs to help you through the next set of maintenance inspections and tasks, to make the boring more fun and the frustrating more bearable. Continue reading “All-Time Best Playlist for Maintenance Strategies, Inspections, and Tasks”