Archive for the ‘Maintenance Management’ Category

Understanding when warehouse equipment should retire

Understanding when warehouse equipment should retire

One of the biggest questions in asset management is how long to keep a piece of equipment – like a forklift – in service, weighing the costs of maintenance over time with the expenses of a new product.

New solutions developed to lower Providence, RI, streetlight maintenance costs

New solutions developed to lower Providence, RI, streetlight maintenance costs

The Washington County Regional Planning Council has been working hard for three years to develop a plan that would allow it to control and decide on all maintenance to be performed on the streetlights that span 10 towns surrounding Providence, Rhode Island.

Acquiring the necessary data for facility maintenance decisions

Acquiring the necessary data for facility maintenance decisions

The way facilities are able to collect, analyze and store data in the manufacturing space has seen major changes in the last decade, which have had quite an impact on the time and costs savings many of these plants are reporting.

Spring gives plant managers a chance to perform scheduled maintenance

Spring gives plant managers a chance to perform scheduled maintenance

When a manufacturing facility has to shut down operations to perform scheduled maintenance, it’s easiest to view this as a much larger and involved version of what millions of Americans will be doing in the weeks ahead: Spring cleaning.

How lean principles will change the U.S. startup for good

How lean principles will change the U.S. startup for good

For decades, the daunting task of starting a new business has typically been regarded as a high-risk, high-yield endeavor. In any one of the many steps it takes to get an idea off the ground, there is ample room for problems to creep in that can quickly balloon to operation-ending issues.

Using software to improve asset management

Using software to improve asset management

For many companies, managing equipment, assets and tools is a cumbersome and time-consuming process that requires multiple personnel to achieve the desired result.

Kentucky utility settles in environmental compliance case

Kentucky utility settles in environmental compliance case

The Kentucky Public Service Commission announced on October 1, 2012, that it had accepted the terms of a settlement over a proposed environmental compliance plan and all of the associated surcharged that had been filed by the Big Rivers Electric Corp., according to the Lane Reports.

Companies can use lean manufacturing to improve operations

Companies can use lean manufacturing to improve operations

One small manufacturing company’s decision to implement a lean manufacturing practice has led to record sales and additional hiring, making it stand out as one of the more successful operations in its region, the Salem Statesman Journal reports.

Preventative maintenance can mean huge savings

Preventative maintenance can mean huge savings

By implementing a regular maintenance routine, facilities management personnel can keep assets working productively and make them last longer, resulting in huge long-term savings, according to Utility Products.

Companies rely on sustainable facilities management practices, report shows

Companies rely on sustainable facilities management practices, report shows

A new energy efficiency and costs savings report is now available for the industrial sector, which demonstrates the increasing attention companies are paying to energy efficiency as a cost-savings method at their most energy-draining plants.

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