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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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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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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 undeniable benefits of outsourcing your CMMS build

21 April 2021 posted in Master Data Build and Optimization

Safe, efficient and effective asset management is dependent on an optimized maintenance and integrity management regime, built upon reliable, structured and quality master data. 

For any new or operational plant, the CMMS build is a crucial requirement that will lay the foundation for managing the maintenance, integrity and reliability of the plant through its operational life-cycle. Getting this foundation element wrong will quickly be magnified in poor work execution, rework and extended lost production, directly impacting OPEX.  

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How to de-risk “Master Data Migration and Transfer” programs

9 April 2021 posted in Master Data Build and Optimization

When a company embarks on a business merger or acquisition of a facility or multiple facilities, there are several critical success factors for assuring the process is implemented as seamlessly, morally, and efficiently as possible.

The CMMS, EAM or ERP sits at the heart of safe, effective, and efficient management of a facility, therefore the migration of the maintenance, materials and integrity data to a single, common platform can be critical to the success of a merger or acquisition.

In this blog, Andy Bell – a data migration expert from Add Energy, discusses common challenges associated with data migration, the risks and potential impact this can have on a business when it goes wrong and solutions to consider for setting a data migration project up for success.

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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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How RFID tagging can benefit Logistics Managers

10 March 2021 posted in Maintenance Optimization, Inventory, Procurement and Logistics Optimization, Master Data Build and Optimization, RFID Asset Tracking and MoC

Logistics Managers can significantly reduce risks and unlock major efficiencies by deploying RFID tagging across key equipment. Having instant access to accurate, reliable information provided by unique identification tags can help you to protect the value of your plant or company, identify cost and resource saving opportunities, and minimize risk.

At a base level, RFID tagging allows you to very easily know what is what. It gives your equipment a digital identity, and allows you to associate detailed information with that identity - such as where it’s been, its current location, its service history, its cost, its maintenance, and much more - so that strategic decisions can be made with confidence.

In this blog post, we explore the key benefits RFID tagging can bring to Logistics Managers…

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Real-life accounts: Demonstrating the importance of accurate CMMS data for safe, efficient and effective maintenance management

16 February 2021 posted in Maintenance Optimization, Master Data Build and Optimization

David Logie recently joined the Add Energy team as an Engineer within our Asset and Integrity Management division. With a background in mechanical maintenance in the energy sector, we wanted to chat with David to learn about the challenges he faced working within a fast-paced maintenance environment, and uncover his lessons learned and tips for ensuring maintenance is conducted as effectively and efficiently as possible.

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