Your busy maintenance department relies on everything from user manuals and training booklets to MSDS forms and work orders just to keep things up and running. Of course, it doesn't stop there. You also rely on invoices, estimates, parts and inventory records, asset tracking sheets...and the list goes on and on...
In short, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is how much an asset costs from the time of purchase, throughout the course of its lifetime. This includes its original purchase price and all expenses incurred from start to finish including:
- Acquisition Cost – An asset’s overall purchase price
- Operation Costs – Training, operating, utility
- Maintenance Costs – Repairs and upkeep (both parts and labor)
- Downtime Costs – Financial loses as a result of asset downtime
- Resale Value – Current value of an asset retains after a certain amount of time and usage
You’re already aware of the benefits that come along with implement Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS). From instant work order requests to preventative maintenance, there’s no doubt CMMS will lead to improved productivity, efficiency and safety. As long as you can get your team on board.
This year has seen many natural disasters around the globe. From the devastating "Camp Fire" wildfires in California to the strongest hurricane to hit the the east coast in almost 30 years , it's clear that the best defense against the unexpected is to be prepared.
If you've already heard of CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Software), you're already aware of the value it can bring to your maintenance department. From work orders and preventative maintenance capabilities to document storage and asset tracking, there's no doubt CMMS can dramatically improve facility maintenance.
The ability to access and oversee documents via smartphone is essential for a maintenance department. This is because the age-old practice of managing your documents strictly by PC is no longer efficient - it's time-consuming, expensive and downright frustrating. Gone are the days of being anchored to your computer - constantly logging, filing and searching through thousands of files containing everything from work orders to training guides. Instead, most departments are trading in their desktop computers in favour of managing their documents through mobile Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS).
Happy New Year to all our great customers! To celebrate the arrival of 2019, we wanted to stop by with an update…and a little gift! Scroll down to take advantage of any (or all!) of the free safety awareness posters we made just for you, and see what you can expect from Maintenance Care in the months ahead.
U.S. national parks including the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains (among several hundreds of others), are in a state of gross deterioration. Also in dire need of maintenance are several of the nation's most famed monuments; the seawall protecting the Statue of Liberty is crumbling and a net hangs from the ceiling of the Jefferson Memorial (to keep visitors from getting hit on the head by pieces of crumbling limestone), for instance. In fact, all of these landmarks are so neglected it will cost the American government nearly 12 billion dollars to complete all the outstanding repairs! Why? A maintenance backlog!