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Dude Solutions Inc. recommends manufacturing maintenance operations best practices for on-demand economy in 2016

Dude Solutions, Inc., the leading cloud-based provider of operations management solutions, today shared critical maintenance operations insights for increasing manufacturing agility and effectiveness.


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November 17, 2015
By PEM Magazine

As the convergence of social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies create hyper-demand situations, manufacturers must improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). To increase the equipment availability and operational efficiency required for demand spikes and reduce maintenance costs overall, maintenance operations teams must move from desktop and paper-based maintenance processes to automated and mobile-enabled work order management and production capabilities.
 
“Many manufacturers and the supply chains they rely on are not equipped to meet the needs of today’s on-demand, and sometimes viral-driven, economy due to a lack of equipment availability and poor operational efficiency,” said Dwayne Divers, Director of Manufacturing Strategy of Dude Solutions. “The maintenance operations team needs automated tools for increased uptime and greater visibility into the preventive maintenance process and opportunities for improvement.”
 
Looking ahead to 2016, Dude Solutions offers manufacturers six key maintenance operations optimization recommendations, which also are discussed in its white paper: “Increasing Agility & Effectiveness: The Critical Role of Maintenance Operations.” By automating preventive maintenance and compliance, manufacturers can:

  1. Increase equipment uptime as automated maintenance and preventive maintenance activities ensure higher completion rates and less breakdowns.
  2. Empower maintenance personnel with on demand equipment information, reports and other key documentation.
  3. Provide maintenance managers more visibility into backlogs, equipment status/issues for greater resource management.
  4. Effectively balance materials, in-house labor, and contract services to optimize total budgets.
  5. Simplify safety and environmental compliance by making policies, procedures, and documentation readily accessible.
  6. Provide a secure and centralized way to retain service records and reports.

For more information, please visit www.dudesolutions.com.