CMMS Customer Testimonial

A Maxpanda Shares Their CMMS Experience

At Maxpanda, our mission is to disrupt the CMMS industry with a platform that’s faster, better and more affordable than your current process. We want Maxpanda to be an amazing value for your organization with helpful on-boarding.

We’ve shared customer feedback with you in the past and now we want to share why Kimberly, a Maxpanda client, recommends the Maxpanda CMMS to anyone who wants to streamline their maintenance management.

Her organization went from traditional pen and paper to fully digital and the results speak for themselves. But don’t listen to us, take it from Kimberly. Maxpanda will help you improve the way you create, manage and report on your incoming work orders and your preventative maintenance routines.

What is a maintenance technician? As employment in manufacturing has gradually eroded, skilled technical workers—varyingly called trade workers or specialized craft workers have received little attention among social scientists, but many of these occupations remain a viable pathway to the middle class for millions of Americans and play a critical role since maintenance techs maintain the nation’s economic productivity using skilled technicians processes. Thus, a more precise understanding of these occupations and their training requirements lead to better policy reforms that enhance individual well-being and national economic vitality. Using wages to gauge middle-skilled occupations can be misleading because workers in the middle of the wage distribution may be relatively unskilled but compensated well because of union contracts or other characteristics of the industries in which they commonly work. Likewise, some low-wage occupations may be relatively skilled but experiencing negative wage trends as a result of trade, immigration, or technological change. Using educational requirements also runs into difficulty because there is tremendous variation in the technical skills of people who have the same level of education.

Skilled technical workers are found in a diverse array of occupations. Indeed, of the 22 major occupational categories – only five have zero occupations that meet the criteria. Most skilled technical workers are in “blue collar” occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair; construction; production; protective services; and transportation and material moving. Yet, many are in traditionally professional occupational families. The second largest group—representing 3.3 million jobs—is health care practitioner and technical occupations, and the fifth largest group—representing 0.82 million workers—is computer and mathematical occupations. Architectural and engineering occupations comprise another 0.65 million.

Skilled technical occupations disproportionately employ workers with sub-bachelor’s level higher educational credentials. Almost one-quarter of skilled technical occupations report a postsecondary certificate as their highest level of education, compared with only 6% of all other workers. This makes a certificate the most common level of education besides a high school diploma for skilled technical workers. Another 15% of skilled technical workers have earned an associate’s degree, compared with 6% of all other workers. Relative to the rest of the US workforce, skilled technical workers are much more likely to have a postsecondary education beyond a high school diploma, but less likely to have earned a bachelor’s or higher degree.

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Total Productive Management

How a CMMS Supports TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)

TPM strategies were developed in Japan over 50 years ago with the purpose of continuous improvement of equipment effectiveness. Many operations have adopted this philosophy and now require a system to aid in managing it. That is where a CMMS can help. We’re going to go over the 8 pillars of TPM and how a CMMS can help.

Pillar 1: Autonomous Maintenance
Assigning the best resource to the task will allow your team to focus on areas that are best use of their skills.

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Top 10 Benefits of a CMMS

Top 10 Benefits of a CMMS like Maxpanda

We’ve written about what a CMMS is, including its functionality options such as helping to track and diagnose assets in your organization. Now it’s time to talk about how it benefits you, your team and your facility or organization. This is just a small slice of the pie full of advantages:

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CMMS Technology

Using CMMS Technology to Bridge Workforce Gaps

One of the most apparent outcomes of the pandemic is the change in the workforce. While some have become accustomed to taking advantage of income subsidy options and are now reluctant to return to work, many others have determined full-time onsite employment is not the best fit for their lifestyle. Either way, the result is a shortage of qualified workers.

Now layer in the fact that many of the most experienced workers are retiring with 50% of facilities personnel to retire in the next 10 years. The amount of historic knowledge in those who are exiting the workforce in conjunction with the drop in investing in trades has led to an increase in contract work coupled with a drop in option for specialty skills.

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Predictive Maintenance

Moving Towards Predictive Maintenance

Regardless of the industry, for all companies with intensive asset management needs, maintenance strategy is imperative to maintaining uptime and reliability. Measuring the maturity of your Asset Management strategy is most commonly addressed with the Asset Maintenance Maturity Model which has been around for some time. The levels are as follows:

Asset Maintenance Maturity Model

Stage 1 – Reactive Maintenance

This is the chaotic approach to maintenance where you wait for the worst to happen and jump to address it.

Stage 2 – Planned Maintenance

Maintenance schedules are established based on fixed timeframes.

Stage 3 – Preventative Maintenance

Using a formal process, maintenance schedules are defined and information is collected.

Stage 4 – Predictive Maintenance

Using Sensor Data to predict failures instead of waiting for them to occur or scheduling based on time intervals.

Stage 5 – Advanced Optimized Predictive Maintenance

Assets are monitored in real time using integrated sources of data.

Using Technology to Predict Maintenance

The reliance on technology has increased multiple times over with the impact of the pandemic. Costs of sensors is relatively low in comparison to an outage and can be utilized, reported on and analyzed. Particularly if you’re using software such as a CMMS. By using sensors, you can increase monitoring and decrease the overhead to do so while avoiding impact on current procedures. The asset health data will provide a proactive window for maintenance keeping everything running smoothly.

It’s hard to think about switching all at once so consider running traditional maintenance in parallel to Predictive Maintenance. This will allow you to decide how you want to use the Asset Health insight.

Next Steps

If you’re looking to move from a traditional maintenance system such as paper and pen or spreadsheets, the next steps should be implementing a CMMS system such as Maxpanda. Book a free demo to find out how it can work with your business.

What is a maintenance technician? As employment in manufacturing has gradually eroded, skilled technical workers—varyingly called trade workers or specialized craft workers have received little attention among social scientists, but many of these occupations remain a viable pathway to the middle class for millions of Americans and play a critical role since maintenance techs maintain the nation’s economic productivity using skilled technicians processes. Thus, a more precise understanding of these occupations and their training requirements lead to better policy reforms that enhance individual well-being and national economic vitality. Using wages to gauge middle-skilled occupations can be misleading because workers in the middle of the wage distribution may be relatively unskilled but compensated well because of union contracts or other characteristics of the industries in which they commonly work. Likewise, some low-wage occupations may be relatively skilled but experiencing negative wage trends as a result of trade, immigration, or technological change. Using educational requirements also runs into difficulty because there is tremendous variation in the technical skills of people who have the same level of education.

Skilled technical workers are found in a diverse array of occupations. Indeed, of the 22 major occupational categories – only five have zero occupations that meet the criteria. Most skilled technical workers are in “blue collar” occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair; construction; production; protective services; and transportation and material moving. Yet, many are in traditionally professional occupational families. The second largest group—representing 3.3 million jobs—is health care practitioner and technical occupations, and the fifth largest group—representing 0.82 million workers—is computer and mathematical occupations. Architectural and engineering occupations comprise another 0.65 million.

Skilled technical occupations disproportionately employ workers with sub-bachelor’s level higher educational credentials. Almost one-quarter of skilled technical occupations report a postsecondary certificate as their highest level of education, compared with only 6% of all other workers. This makes a certificate the most common level of education besides a high school diploma for skilled technical workers. Another 15% of skilled technical workers have earned an associate’s degree, compared with 6% of all other workers. Relative to the rest of the US workforce, skilled technical workers are much more likely to have a postsecondary education beyond a high school diploma, but less likely to have earned a bachelor’s or higher degree.

CMMS Implementation

Top 7 Steps to Implementing Your CMMS Right – The First Time

You’ve decided to take the plunge and streamline your operations with a CMMS – congratulations! Before you just install and instruct your team to start using it, now is the time to plan and plan diligently.

Implemented correctly, a CMMS can provide a single source of the asset management and health, reduce operational costs, increase customer satisfaction, meet regulations and become a center of the maintenance execution management.

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Enterprise Asset Management

Building Asset Management Trends

Keeping equipment and assets running properly, it’s important to get ahead of the maintenance curve. Being proactive and relevant when it comes to trends in the building asset management system industry means knowing the biggest challenges and how to resolve them. With all the unknowns in the last couple of years, the asset management industry has been relatively lucky with the ability to carry on business. The industry is growing in line with inflation with a forecast of 8.7% from 2020 to 2026.

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Universities and CMMS

How CMMS Software Benefits Universities

From classrooms, offices, cafeterias and restrooms, there are many buildings and facilities which require facility management software on University campuses. Include the critical equipment and systems such as HVAC, alarms, elevators, sprinklers just to name a few and you can start to see the full extent of work orders that would be required every single day.

Now consider the hundreds to thousands of individuals including students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus each day and how important it is to reduce liability and keep them safe. Computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) helps universities ensure that everything is in the best condition and while maintaining the budget.

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Preventative Maintenance

Be Preventative – Not Reactive

Preventative. A word which should stand on its own strength with a definition of “used to stop something bad from happening.”. Now combine that with the word maintenance and the result is one of the most important outcomes of using Maxpanda CMMS – preventative maintenance. In fact maintenance management software can reduce downtime so you’re pm’s last longer.

One of our largest customers is required to provide records to maintain government funding. That doesn’t seem like it would be that difficult until you take into account the sheer amount of paperwork required for over 1200 buildings. Remember to consider not only the time to create the work orders, implement them, send them, update them and then the administration that is required to file and maintain them. Now take that number and multiply it by approximately 3500. How easy would it be for just one to fall through the cracks without a maintenance management software? Focus on the word cracks, which will become important shortly.

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