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Harnessing proven training solutions to enhance skill and ability within your maintenance and reliability workforce

21 July 2021 posted in Maintenance Optimization, Training and Competency

Training is often one of the first budgets to be sacrificed during corporate cost-cutting initiatives, and although it will deliver immediate cost reduction results, a lack of investment in this area is proven to lead to increased risk and spend later on.

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How to improve plant performance and profitability through a data-driven, corporate approach to maintenance management

24 June 2021 posted in Maintenance Optimization, Inventory, Procurement and Logistics Optimization, Master Data Build and Optimization, Safety Integrity and Risk Management

Safe, efficient, and effective asset management is dependent on an optimized maintenance and integrity management regime, built using an optimized approach and the right tools to develop structured, and quality master data. 

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Achieving safety integrity assurance and performance excellence through a data-driven maintenance improvement project

14 June 2021 posted in Maintenance Optimization, Inventory, Procurement and Logistics Optimization, Safety Integrity and Risk Management

A high performing plant is one that is safe, efficient, reliable, and profitable and there are many critical success factors that come into play when it comes to striving for excellence.

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6 ways to save time and money in materials and spare part management, using your CMMS

25 May 2021 posted in Maintenance Optimization, Inventory, Procurement and Logistics Optimization, Master Data Build and Optimization, Asset Management

The computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is a vital tool for achieving effective and efficient maintenance and materials management. Having good quality, accurate and structured master data linked to functional locations and maintainable items within the asset register enables maintenance and materials management to be cost-effective and highly productive. 

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How to drive performance and optimize costs by unlocking the potential of your maintenance and reliability workforce

21 May 2021 posted in Maintenance Optimization, Training and Competency

Unlocking the potential of your maintenance and reliability workforce through competency improvement programs is proven to minimize exposure to risk, boost company performance and optimize costs.

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Overcoming common challenges associated with aging plants

18 May 2021 posted in Maintenance Optimization, Inventory, Procurement and Logistics Optimization, Master Data Build and Optimization, Asset Management

An aging plant is one that has typically been operating over several decades and is likely to have gone through significant changes, ranging from modifications to expansions and design changes. As the asset gets older, there are several challenges that will inevitably arise, such as over or under maintained equipment, difficulties purchasing spare parts or changes in operating conditions that can lead to corrosion, erosion, mechanical damage, and other late life degraded failures.

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3 fundamental processes guaranteed to unlock maintenance efficiencies and ensure plant reliability

13 May 2021 posted in Maintenance Optimization, Master Data Build and Optimization

An operating plant is subject to significant changes throughout its lifecycle, ranging from new owners to plant upgrades, design changes and expansions. When these changes are not managed correctly this can incur exposure to safety issues, downtime and unnecessary costs. 

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Key considerations for setting optimal min/max inventory stock levels to assure productivity and profitability

10 May 2021 posted in Maintenance Optimization, Inventory, Procurement and Logistics Optimization, Master Data Build and Optimization

Efficient inventory and spare part management is a fundamental requirement for achieving business performance goals and mitigating risk.

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5 Daily habits of an effective Maintenance Manager

8 April 2021 posted in Maintenance Optimization

Being a Maintenance Manager can be a very rewarding job, but it can also come with huge challenges and pressures around effective management of costs, time, safety, efficiencies and much more.

At Add Energy, we understand the highs and lows you face with maintenance management. In this blog, we have combined some top tips for becoming an even more effective Maintenance Manager, despite the challenging environment you work in...

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A data driven journey to maintenance excellence: how we saved $46.5M of annual maintenance expenditure

6 April 2021 posted in Maintenance Optimization, Inventory, Procurement and Logistics Optimization, Master Data Build and Optimization

It is a known fact that planned preventative maintenance is significantly more cost-effective than breakdown maintenance or replacing expensive parts. For many companies, preventative maintenance is seen as an investment - one that must be carefully balanced, planned, and scheduled to reap the economic and safety benefits so that the return on investment (ROI) can be realized. 

Without a meticulously planned preventative maintenance management regime, companies are subject to increased risk of equipment failure, loss of production, and excessive maintenance costs.

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