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10 Common Mistakes Made by Scheduling Teams

Sockeye Jun 1, 2018
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The scheduling process is imperative to successful maintenance management. Jobs need to completed in a satisfactory manner and enough time needs to be allocated so that the equipment maintenance can be properly handled. As your business grows and work gets busier, it can become very easy to make any of these common scheduling mistakes. 

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Five Easy Ways to Decrease Downtime and Increase Productivity at Your Facility

Sockeye Apr 16, 2018
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Finding ways to boost the overall efficiency of workers is constantly on the mind of every manager, regardless of the type of facility they run. Unnecessary downtime will inevitably lead to a loss in production which can have a serious effect on the company's profit margins.

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How to Plan and Schedule Your Daily Maintenance like a Boss

Sockeye Mar 19, 2018
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Effective maintenance management is difficult to achieve without experience and a fundamental understanding of every moving piece in the facility. Maintenance and Operations need to be on the same page and both taken into consideration when planning out a successful strategy that does not hinder production.

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Five Indicators of Ineffective Planned Maintenance (And How to Detect Them)

Sockeye Feb 26, 2018
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Using a planned preventative maintenance program is one of the many ways managers have been able to lower costs across a facility while simultaneously increasing the standard of work safety and decreasing the amount of employee downtime. Reactive maintenance, waiting for full equipment failure before scheduling repairs, shows a lack of foresight on behalf of the manager and will end up costing the company significantly more than preplanning and preprogrammed maintenance.

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Webinar | The Five Levels of Maintenance Scheduling

Sockeye Jan 30, 2018
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Many maintenance planners are still ill-equipped today to effectively schedule work orders to improve plant performance. Instead the work, and often not the most important work, is scheduled last minute for the person yelling the loudest. There’s a better way.

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