Maintenance Management

Facility Maintenance

3 Trends That are Set to Shape Property Ops in 2023

There are three significant trends that are causes of concern for the real estate industry and large enterprises globally in 2023. While most of these are common problems real estate owners and operators encounter, they threaten the very existence of such businesses during economic downturns. How do they keep themselves afloat and profitable? Real estate owners and operators are turning to technology solutions to find ways to curb spend and improve bottomline in 2023 and beyond. 

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Facility Maintenance

Managing Today’s Castles with InMapz

If you are managing a large facility using blueprint floor plans and spreadsheets to track assets, this article is for you. If, the last time you had a water leak during off hours and it took the emergency repair tech a half hour to get to it after wading thru paper maps, this is for you. If your HVAC repair technician got lost on the roof while looking for unit #34 that required maintenance, this might be useful. If your employees have your facilities management team on speed dial, then this was written for you.

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Maintenance Management

Achieving TPM Excellence the Fast Jet Way

When I moved into the civilian world of continuous process manufacturing in the USA, I saw no reason to change my methods or philosophy when it came to ensuring we had a mission like focus to ensuring our plant and machinery had maximum availability, to run at maximum speed and to produce first quality product ‘right first time every time.  Thus, for me, mission focus turned into the three elements of business focus described in Overall Equipment Efficiency OEE, i.e. availability, quality and speed.

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Maintenance Management

Is the Objective Reliable Availability?

I have received untold phone calls over the past several years, from friends in the industry, explaining that their mill is/was undergoing a ‘re-engineering’ of maintenance. Re-engineering in the broadest sense, including panic payroll reduction. The general theme of that re-engineering effort seems to be elimination of the maintenance department per se. Perhaps, however, behind this change, there is a larger, broader expectation. 

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Facility Maintenance

What Is Facilities Management? Challenges, Solutions, & More

Maintenance isn’t exciting. For many, it’s a chore, something they’ll rather skip. Poor facility maintenance often marks the start of a downward spiral–a slippery slope you must avoid. But how? Enter facilities management: your ally in connecting people, processes, and systems.

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Maintenance Management

Creating a Culture of Manufacturing Reliability

To create a reliable manufacturing culture, you must agree to work in a close partnership between operations and maintenance, including stores and engineering. This should start with a common manufacturing mission that clearly expresses this. Then you need to design and implement all work management processes with the agreed upon mission statement as a guideline.

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Facility Maintenance

Achieving “Near Zero” Refrigerant Emissions in HVAC Systems

Chillers and their refrigerants require ongoing preventative maintenance. Preventing refrigerant from leaving, preventing air from entering, and preserving refrigerant quality are all a part of chiller maintenance. By maintaining your chillers and by preventing chiller leaks you will also keep your operating costs down.

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