Maintenance Management

Maintenance Management

Proactive Over Reactive: IoT’s Role in Redefining Industrial Maintenance

The industrial maintenance sector is experiencing a significant shift with the integration of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the advent of Industry 4.0. These innovations are fundamentally altering the way maintenance teams function, introducing a new era of efficiency, predictive maintenance, and real-time data utilisation. IoT technology is central to this transformation, enabling teams to access and analyse data in real time. This advancement shifts maintenance from a reactive to a proactive and predictive model, significantly reducing downtime and extending equipment life.

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Facility Maintenance

Oil vs. Latex Paint: Which is Best for Your Commercial or Industrial Painting Needs?

Contrary to what most people think, paint plays a significant part in constructing and maintaining structures. Commercial and industrial painting is a complex process that involves protecting the substrate from environmental factors, enhancing its aesthetic appeal, and ensuring longevity. If you’re working on commercial or industrial projects, choosing the right paint is absolutely crucial for achieving the results you want. Two of the most popular paint options are oil and latex, each with its unique properties.

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Maintenance Management

Continuous Improvement Leadership: Accelerating Your Success Part II

Though new leadership models are constantly coming in and out of fashion, when it comes to leadership of continuous improvement it is important to look behind the latest book or trend, deeply reflect on the true roots of CI Leadership and ask yourself “Am I prepared for the challenges of CI leadership in 2024 and beyond?” 

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Facility Maintenance

Unlocking Growth: Overcoming the 6 Tech Roadblocks to Scale Your FM Services

In a race to differentiate, FMs are turning to technology to optimize asset management, workflow automation, auditing and reporting, energy management, and many other O&M functions. However, there are several roadblocks that hinder the optimal use of technology and the smooth expansion of FM operations across client portfolios. Let’s closely examine these common tech roadblocks and explore effective strategies to navigate them.

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Facility Maintenance

Gas or Electric: Which Fuel Source is Right for You?

Picking a solution to properly heat your facility can be tough. Do you go with a spot heating solution or a space heating solution? When deciding on the heating solution for your facility, it’s important to consider the type of fuel source that is required to power the unit. This should be determined by the space you are trying to heat, the climate, and the region where you operate. 

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Facility Maintenance

Property Operations in 2024: Navigating a Transformative Landscape with Integrated Solutions, Automation, and Purposeful Innovation

As we look forward to 2024, it becomes clear that the demand for platform-driven models will continue to be a driving force in the industry. However, what will set successful entities apart are solutions that are purpose-built and have a tangible impact. In other words, the winners in this space will not only provide a broad range of services through integrated platforms but will also be distinguished by their ability to address specific challenges with precision and deliver outcomes that make a real difference.

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Maintenance Management

How to Avoid Losing Retiring Employees’ Business Experience

The last of the ‘baby boomer’ generation are now retiring from the workplace. As they walk out of the door of your business for the last time, they are taking with them a lifetime’s experience from old-school apprenticeship programmes to a lifetime of fault diagnosis and learning in the ‘university of life.’ That experience is what helped your business grow, become successful, and kept your customers happy and returning with repeat orders! So, what can be achieved in the time before valued employees retire for knowledge capture and knowledge transfer so your business can maintain momentum?

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Maintenance Management

What is Plant Maintenance?

What you are doing vs. what you should be doing can often be different things. If you think that your efforts are only to increase uptime (or decrease downtime) then you are not seeing the entire picture. Yes, uptime and maintenance budgets are important, as are the needs of the Operations teams, but in the end, it’s the association your efforts have with the corporate goals that should be the driver.

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Facility Maintenance

A Better Convention Navigation Experience

Have you heard of an automated kiosk? You won’t be late to any session, there will be no frustrations with seeking directions, and no getting lost in large facilities. You are in control. Your customer just had a great convention navigation experience.

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