Asset maintenance

The complete guide to the benefits of CMMS

Written by Sarah Dudley | March 7, 2018 | Asset Management

In the first post  of this series on computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), we did a deep dive into how CMMS came to be and what its core capabilities are. Now that you understand the fundamentals, we’re going to dig a little deeper into the benefits of CMMS and how exactly it can transform your more

What is CMMS? Absolutely everything you need to know

Written by Sarah Dudley | January 26, 2018 | Asset Management

Way back when, maintenance records were kept on paper.  People also used to use paper maps for driving directions and walked uphill to school both ways. Thankfully, times have changed and so have the way you manage your maintenance operations. At its core, CMMS is a tool that enables more effective maintenance operations – no more

4 inspiring stories from the front lines of asset maintenance

Written by Rob Potter | December 18, 2017 | Asset Management

When I think about what makes my job exceptional, it’s that I get to work with people who infuse honesty, intelligence and integrity into everything they do. It is more than just the technology we use or the awards we win. For starters, it is the feeling of knowing that every customer we serve has more

How the Internet of Things and water utility companies are making a splash

Written by Hamsa Srinivasan | September 19, 2017 | Asset Management, Energy and Utilities

Imagine waking up with no running water. How would that impact your morning routine? Would you have enough bottled water on hand to get ready for work? If this lack of water lasts all day or all week, it would become truly problematic. No running water to flush the toilet. No water to brush your more

Top 5 trends shaping the future of enterprise asset tracking

Written by Chris Wiegand | August 1, 2017 | Asset Management

Today there are literally billions of indoor assets that need to be tracked in real-time, to optimize processes and reduce costs. The landscape for asset tracking is rapidly changing from an industry that was largely reserved for technical administrators, to being part of the data set that drives key decisions in a wide array of more

Blockchain for Automotive: spare parts and warranty

Written by Matthew Jones | June 21, 2017 | Automotive

This is the sixth and final blog post that examines how the Automotive industry will be impacted by Blockchain. In this post I elaborate two use cases that have enormous potential in the area of spare parts and warranty. Identification of counterfeits A car manufacturer is concerned that service centres and garages in certain markets more

Migros Zurich drives down cost using asset management

Written by Hamsa Srinivasan | June 16, 2017 | Asset Management, Retail

Migros Zurich deployed an IBM Enterprise Asset Management solution that enabled maintenance staff to work more productively on-the-go, cutting time and cost of repairs and providing a better shopping environment for customers. Retail businesses need to operate seamlessly and offer the most efficient and well-managed shopping experiences to their customers to outdo their competitors. Most more

Which asset maintenance strategy should you be using?

Written by Sarah Dudley | May 4, 2017 | Asset Management

Maintaining machines and equipment at optimal performance levels can be a constant battle. With a plethora of different strategies to address up keep of your critical assets, it can be daunting to determine which is most cost-effective and successful in the long run.  Should you follow a pre-determined  schedule? Should you wait until there is more