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    Magazine gets two nominations, wins gold

    June 1, 2010 by MRO Magazine

    Toronto, ON — Our award-winning tradition continued yet again this year as Machinery & Equipment received a Gold Award for one of its two nominations in a prestigious competition for business jou…

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    Successful Implementation Strategies

    June 1, 2010 by MRO Magazine

    When it comes to implementing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), often the users know best — or more appropriately, know best what doesn’t work. That fact came to light at a recent maintenance conference.In April, I…

  • MRO magazine gets two more editorial award nominations

    May 10, 2010 by MRO Magazine

    Toronto, ON — Our award-winning tradition continues yet again this year as Machinery & Equipment MRO has …

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    Making It Work

    April 1, 2010 by MRO Magazine

    People often blame their CMMS for not functioning properly. We hear this over and over again, with comments like “This darn thing won’t work.” This happens for a host of reasons. In this column I will…

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    Brain Drain

    February 1, 2010 by MRO Magazine

    This article marks my sixth year writing this CMMS column. Just before the New Year began, Magazine editor Bill Roebuck expressed his hope that I would continue to write it. However, he wondered, perh…

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    Lots To Discover

    December 1, 2009 by MRO Magazine

    W ith this wrap-up issue for 2009, you’ll find plenty of variety in the articles, news and product themes inside. One highlight is our cover feature on the maintenance operations aboard two huge cargo…

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    Taking full advantage of a system’s benefits

    December 1, 2009 by MRO Magazine

    To wrap up my final CMMS Solutions column for 2009, I’m going to look back at the past 12 months and provide a year-end review of CMMS successes.

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    Scheduling Maintenance Just Before The Equipment Fails

    November 1, 2009 by MRO Magazine

    Advanced CMMS modules can be used to record measurements you take on critical equipment, and some CMMS programs are able to take the measurements for you and analyze the data. Surprisingly, there are …

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    How To Justify A CMMS System Purchase

    September 1, 2009 by MRO Magazine

    Recently, we have worked with some companies that have been trying to decide if it’s time to purchase a computerized maintenance management software system. I’m sure there are many other companies and…

  • Tracking Your KPIs

    June 1, 2009 by MRO Magazine

    The maintenance of equipment drive system components, which include motors and gearboxes, can benefit from the use of a computerized maintenance management system. Breaking down your equipment list in…

  • Good News Hits Home

    June 1, 2009 by MRO Magazine

    First off, we’d like to pass along a bit of good news of our own. Our long-serving technical editor, Lloyd (Tex) Leugner of Cochrane, AB, has won yet another award in the annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awar…

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    Multi-Site Maintenance Challenges

    April 1, 2009 by MRO Magazine

    This month I wanted to write about something that most of us take for granted. We drink water from our kitchen taps, flush the toilet and drive down our roads. We rarely think about the work it takes …

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    Low-cost Ideas For Tough Times

    February 1, 2009 by MRO Magazine

    A s everyone knows, we are in an economic slowdown. Production orders are down, maintenance budgets are wavering, and projects are on hold. In many cases there have been layoffs and some industry sect…

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    A Decade Of Discovery

    December 1, 2008 by MRO Magazine

    Ten years ago I got a call from Bill Roebuck, this magazine’s editor and associate publisher. He needed an emergency-turnaround profile of two maintenance managers.

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    Failure & Success in maintenance operations

    December 1, 2008 by MRO Magazine

    As we get close to the end of another year, I thought it was a good time to review the ups and downs of the past months. In our business, we’ve seen some great success stories and experienced a few di…

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    Root Cause Analysis And Your CMMS

    November 1, 2008 by MRO Magazine

    Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and detailed equipment records in your computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) can help solve tough equipment and process problems.

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    What’s Up With Mp2?

    September 1, 2008 by MRO Magazine

    It’sbeen quite a while since I have reviewed CMMS software in this column, so we’re going to take a look at the MP2 package.

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    Why do you need a CMMS consultant?

    June 1, 2008 by MRO Magazine

    inrecent weeks we have been called upon to fix and re-implement some CMMS installations. These companies — like many others — have purchased and implemented the software without proper guidance and …

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    Your Training Plan

    April 1, 2008 by MRO Magazine

    A s many companies purchase and implement a new CMMS this year, some training will be need to be done. The questions of who, what, when, where and how will need to be answered. If you follow our 4W&am…

  • Why do CMMS implementations fail?

    February 1, 2008 by MRO Magazine

    Most organizations will have begun their new year with a clean slate. They’ll have started with a new maintenance budget, have new 2008 goals to achieve and have capital projects to complete during th…