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Welcome to the WORKman Blog.  Here you will find comments about the culture and implementation of FSA/EAM/CMMS systems based on our experiences. Feel free to submit a comment and to subscribe via RSS to the blog posts.

Job Scheduling Best Practice

In a previous post I discussed why implementing "best practice" in every aspect of your organisation is not possible. Today I want to throw some light on developments that will allow you to get closer to that elusive goal.
Posted by Mark Chimes

Time is of the essence

Every business contract I have ever read made some mention to time being of the essence. I used to think that this was some legal eagles trying to display their prowess with the English language, and that they were stating the obvious.

Now, I understand the almost sublime importance of this simple fact.

Posted by Mark Chimes

Data migration - the hidden cost

Obtaining an accurate cost of a EAM/CMMS package is relatively easy. Ascertaining the cost of implementation is often not that difficult either. Want a real challenge? Try and discover the cost to migrate the data from your existing system to the new package.

Why is this such an issue for CMMS vendors?

Posted by Mark Chimes

Why 'average' is just another word for 'mediocre'

There are many words that can be considered as synonyms for commonly used terms, and most of the time their interchangability is not a problem. However, when we ask clients to comment on the performance of their maintenance department, the reply is often, "We're about average".

Without realising it, the client has just admitted that they are happy with a mediocre performance, and here is why.
Posted by Mark Chimes

Why is a maintenance backlog a good thing?

On occasion, we come across maintenance managers that are hell-bent on reducing their maintenance backlog to zero.

Normally measured in hours or days, the maintenance backlog provides an indication of the efficiency of the maintenance department, the adequacy of the maintenance budget, and/or the capacity of the asset based being used for production/operations.

They spend an extraordinary amount of effort ensuring things are completed according to their schedules.

This is not a desirable outcome. 
Posted by Mark Chimes

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