Maintenance Round-Up

Maintenance Management Round-Up

The Maintenance Round-Up: a one-stop source for facility and maintenance news. This time we cover Manufacturing Day, Challenges Facing Maintenance Managers, Sustainability Initiatives

Manufacturing Day Oct. 5 an open house for manufacturing – Plant Engineering

Here’s an informative write-up of Manufacturing Day, a national grassroots movement scheduled for October 5th. As Plant Engineering reports, “The goal of [Manufacturing Day’s] sponsors is to rally the manufacturing community to host open houses, public tours, career workshops and other events to introduce as many people as possible to the new manufacturing reality: clean and lean facilities with highly-skilled employees implementing advanced technologies and processes.”

CMMS Technology Advances Rapidly – FacilitiesNet

CMMS technology is constantly evolving, which can pose significant challenges for maintenance managers. FacilitesNet looks at ever-changing industry from the manager’s perspective — what CMMS qualities are most important, and how to avoid a failed implementation.

After a Disaster, Generator Fuel, Vendors Are Important – FacilitiesNet

FacilitiesNet has a great article about post-disaster priorities, specifically discussing generators and their vendors. This article functions as a good compendium piece to our article Natural Disasters Vs. CMMS.

Data Collection + Business Intelligence = Successful Sustainability Initiatives – Software Advice

Sustainability is more than just a six-syllable buzz word. According to Michael Koploy of Software Advice, “two-thirds of executives said being competitive in today’s marketplace requires sustainability, and 70 percent said sustainability is now a permanent goal on their companies’ agendas.” Read this article for an excellent overview of the trend that’s impacting businesses in virtually every industry.