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  • How to count MRO Parts

    December 1, 2007 by MRO Magazine

    A while ago I was asked to participate in an annual inventory stock count at a large chicken and beef processing plant in Kitchener, Ont. I was contacted by the maintenance department to support their…

  • Expanding the use of maintenance software

    November 1, 2007 by MRO Magazine

    Since I started writing this column a couple of years ago, we’ve always looked at ways to use the CMMS to track maintenance. Over the past few months some of our more advanced readers have looked for …

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    Digging Up Results

    November 1, 2007 by MRO Magazine

    For this issue’s theme of Digging Up Results, maintenance in the mining industry was an easy target to focus on. After all, if something can’t be grown, it has to be mined. The mining industry faces s…

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    Fix It Forever

    September 1, 2007 by MRO Magazine

    Recently I helped a large bakery in Amherst, N.S., work toward having a world-class maintenance department. Using a CMMS as a tool and with a lot of hard work and commitment by the plant, it is moving…

  • Maintenance Software for Tight Budgets

    June 1, 2007 by MRO Magazine

    There’s a vibrant interest in computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) in water-related industries, I’ve learned. Record-keeping requirements, new regulations, a growing customer base and li…

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    Spare Change

    April 1, 2007 by MRO Magazine

    It’s time to put to rest some concerns that many people have about spare-part stockrooms.

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    Know the Score

    February 1, 2007 by MRO Magazine

    A new year is a great time to measure the effectiveness of your maintenance department. One way is to do a maintenance planning and scheduling check-up. You can use a score sheet to set a baseline of …

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    The 15-Minute Rule

    December 1, 2006 by MRO Magazine

    Recently, I met with a maintenance group at a large university to discuss work order planning and scheduling. During the meeting, one of the maintenance people posed an interesting question: “We are a…

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    Content Comfort

    December 1, 2006 by MRO Magazine

    First, we want to pass along our congratulations to contributing editor Cliff Williams, our maintenance management columnist and the creator of the World Class Maintenance series (see page 30).

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    Planners and Schedulers and Storekeepers! Oh my!

    November 1, 2006 by MRO Magazine

    In past columns we have talked about planners, schedulers and storekeepers. We also have mentioned that the people who do these jobs are sometimes all the same person. So when one person is doing all …

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    Auditing Maintenance Operations, Part 2

    September 1, 2006 by MRO Magazine

    In the June 2006 issue, this column examined the auditing of a computerized maintenance management system in a maintenance department that had its CMMS in place for 18 months. In that column (availabl…

  • Auditing Maintenance Operations

    June 1, 2006 by MRO Magazine

    A few weeks ago we were in Las Vegas, holding a conference there for our customers. At the end of our conference we spent a day auditing one of our manufacturing customers just outside the city. The p…

  • Virtual gauges measure maintenance success

    April 1, 2006 by MRO Magazine

    Let’s take a look at one of the latest additions to popular CMMS programs — something known as the ‘dashboard.’…

  • How Work Order Process Flow helps a CMMS succeed

    February 1, 2006 by MRO Magazine

    Back in 2004, I wrote in this column about the challenges of work order management (Machinery & Equipment MRO, Work Order Worship, June 2004 and September 2004). Since that time I’ve travelled ext…

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    Training options to suit your needs

    December 1, 2005 by MRO Magazine

    For the past couple of years this column has been dedicated to computerized maintenance management software. Many of you have contacted me for advice on choosing a CMMS system and since then have chos…

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    So much work, so little time

    November 1, 2005 by MRO Magazine

    In my recent travels, I have been hearing a lot about the lack of manpower and time to do maintenance. I am often asked, “How in the world would there be time to use CMMS?”…

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    Time troubles

    November 1, 2005 by MRO Magazine

    Although the feature articles in this issue cover a wide range of technical and maintenance management topics, there’s a common theme throughout them: Finding the time to do maintenance work properly….

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    Implementing a Multi-site CMMS

    September 1, 2005 by MRO Magazine

    In the previous CMMS Solutions column, we looked at some important factors that need to be taken into consideration when implementing computerized maintenance management software across multiple sites…

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    Sharing CMMS Data

    June 1, 2005 by MRO Magazine

    In my previous column (MRO, April 2005, pg. 54), I provided an introduction to the new breeds of CMMS software. This month I’m going to take a closer look at some important factors that need to be tak…

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    Updating your CMMS

    April 1, 2005 by MRO Magazine

    Computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) vendors have been promoting and selling web-based CMMS systems for years. Such a service hosts your database of information on the vendor’s computer…