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Paul Lachance


Sustainability February 7, 2023

ESG and how to be a good corporate citizen

Before manufacturers can define their ESG goals in the new year and beyond, it’s important to understand the full scope of ESG and why it’s important

By Paul Lachance
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance October 3, 2020

Four common profit killers and how to avoid them

Superior maintenance operations may just be the difference maker

By Paul Lachance
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance October 8, 2019

Forge a path to data-driven maintenance excellence

And then use metrics to track the progress being made.

By Paul Lachance
Oil and Gas January 7, 2019

Future-proof production with better maintenance

Day-to-day operations are a thing oil & gas companies can control.

By Paul Lachance
Mechanical & Electrical June 15, 2016

Three reasons to implement a mobile maintenance strategy

A mobile CMMS app can give maintenance professionals a new and better organized way to complete routine duties.

By Paul Lachance
Wireless February 10, 2015

Hacking scandals show value of cloud storage

Does your data need to be stored in the cloud? Here are a few ideas to consider as you answer that question.

By Paul Lachance
Maintenance Strategy June 26, 2014

Scalability: 4 tips for a successful multi-site enterprise CMMS

Maintaining equipment and facilities across multiple sites can be demanding, but with the right software strategy maintenance professionals can do so by planning ahead, tracking, and keeping simplifying processes.

By Paul Lachance
Asset Management June 4, 2014

Consider third-party involvement when looking to replace CMMS

To make sure the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) you choose has been thoroughly vetted before you sign the purchase order, consider a reputable third party to put it through a rigorous evaluation process first, in which the product’s capabilities are tested and verified against industry standards.

By Paul Lachance
Maintenance Strategy May 2, 2014

Using CMMS to track staff, vendor training credentials

With high demands to service computerized equipment and systems, maintenance professionals may need to be certified for any number of skills.

By Paul Lachance
Asset Management March 17, 2014

ERP and CMMS: The ties that bind

A best-of-breed computerized maintenance management system can fulfill requisite integration with an enterprise resource planning system to share cost data and reduce redundant data entry.

By Paul Lachance
Safety Standards February 3, 2014

Don’t let the vortex freeze your maintenance operations

The freezing conditions across the U.S. should spark your maintenance personnel to prepare for possible outages and reinforce plant safety measures.

By Paul Lachance
Maintenance Strategy January 2, 2014

Using your CMMS to store, organize job-related documents

Consider using a system you already have in place - your computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) - to store training videos, websites, instructions, and other necessary documents.

By Paul Lachance
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance November 7, 2013

Condition-based maintenance offers a system check-up

Condition-based maintenance (CBM), when used with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), can help to implement a preventative maintenance plan.

By Paul Lachance
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance August 5, 2013

Lines blurring between CMMS and EAM

The software industry is riddled with acronyms: ERP, CRM, SaaS, you get the picture. But what is not always clear for maintenance professionals, is the difference between computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) and enterprise asset management (EAM) software.

By Paul Lachance
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance July 29, 2013

To record or not to record: That is the question

Conventional wisdom tells us any activity that falls under the asset maintenance umbrella should be captured in CMMS.

By Paul Lachance
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance July 23, 2013

Reap the benefits of CMMS with your ERP system

CMMS is essential when running enterprise resource planning (ERP) for a company's operations because it controls quality and operating costs

By Paul Lachance
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance July 2, 2013

Tie best of breed CMMS with your ERP and reap the business benefits

Most corporate departments think of maintenance when they need the thermostat adjusted in the conference room. But maintenance management and CMMS are an integral part of ERP, which runs 80% of Fortune 1000 companies

By Paul Lachance
Arc Flash & Electrical Safety June 3, 2013

Focus your CMMS on safety issues

Between PMs, work orders and reports, a CMMS gives you the basic tools to implement a safety program and to schedule and perform most safety-related tasks.

By Paul Lachance
Lubrication May 1, 2013

Switching PM gears for fast and furious maintenance

CMMS conventional wisdom tells us to schedule our machine preventive maintenance items on a calendar, but what if it's too early to check and replace a part?

By Paul Lachance
Asset Management April 1, 2013

Spare parts lurking in corners? Let CMMS track them down

Companies spend a bundle on inventory management software to avoid overstocks and outages. But maintenance teams have a friend in CMMS.

By Paul Lachance
Mobility February 13, 2013

CMMS “on the go”

So often prospects and clients ask me how to “go mobile” with CMMS. Their question typically starts off in the middle of the mobile process: “I want to use barcode scanning. Where do I begin?”

By Paul Lachance
Power December 28, 2012

CMMS: Work out the kinks in maintenance

When it comes to maintenance, don’t underestimate the value of CMMS consulting and maintenance organization analysis.

By Paul Lachance
Lean Maintenance November 28, 2012

Fine tuning your preventive maintenance schedule

A good CMMS system can deliver the information users need to better fine-tune their PM schedules. If a less-rigorous PM schedule gets the maintenance team slapped with a corrective work order, it’s time to adjust.

By Paul Lachance
Environmental Health August 7, 2012

Data mining from CMMS shows how well you’re doing

Computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) software package schedules maintenance checks, captures data from work orders, issues reports for various scenarios to decisions on capital budgets, new hires, outsourced repairs, and spare parts budgets, and other areas.

By Paul Lachance