Maintenance Management System Technical Documentation
The links below point to articles and technical material about our ManWinWin’s maintenance management system that are available for consultation or direct download. Our goal is to publish to the world the know-how we have acquired and developed over several years in this business.
Just as there has been significant development in normative documents supporting the creation and maturation of asset management systems, such as the PAS 55:2008 and the ISO 55000 family of standards, it becomes relevant and necessary to develop models that assist organizations in evaluating their management processes against set objectives.
AI emerges as a key element in asset lifecycle management. This article aims to highlight some of the advantages that the incorporation of AI into the maintenance management process can provide to organizations.
Preparation of a Preventive Maintenance Plan: A 5-step approach for operational efficiency in the industry
By presenting five fundamental steps for struc-turing a preventive maintenance plan and em-phasizing the convergence between preservation and optimization, the path for one of the most crucial aspects of industrial asset management that seeks operational excellence is outlined
One of the decisive factors for the sustainability and profitability of an organisation is reliable and economical maintenance. The companies’ means of development are objectively related to the need for the evolution and improvement of MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operation) procedures.
The maintenance function has experienced over the years several stages of importance and consideration within organizations. One can notice, however, a trend that has shown a positive evolution. Factors such as scientific and technological development, the existing...
In virtue of the importance that key assets have for the ability of organisations to generate and maintain their value, physical asset management is one of the most relevant topics for companies. It is therefore necessary to define the process leading to the...
More and more companies are seeking strategies to reduce complexity in industrial processes, and increase efficiency and quality in the achievement of their goals. A computerized maintenance management system, abbreviated as CMMS, continues to prove its usefulness as...
Based on some of the potential benefits, some of the reasons why the maintenance function should be seen as strategic by organizations have been pointed out. Undoubtedly, there will be others. The maintenance function, through actions related to both management and...
We can define Condition-Based Maintenance as a type of preventive maintenance that includes: the evaluation of the physical conditions of the assets, their analysis, and the resulting maintenance actions. Nowadays, it is possible to affirm that the maintenance that...
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Alexandre Veríssimo – October 2020
We are probably going through one of, if not the most, critical and challenging phases of the past four decades. I have no memory…
João Nuno Marques | André Santos – July 2020
The following opinion is often shared among many organizations: «When everything is running smoothly, nobody notices or remembers maintenance, however when it isn’t present at all, everyone is unanimous in agreeing that it should exist»
João Marques | João Folgosa – July 2019
An article that studied the different benefits of CMMS revealed that most companies obtained the benefits that were suggested in a questionnaire supplied to companies operating in the Portuguese market.
Gil Santos – October 2018
This article by Eng. Gil Santos discusses the investment in maintenance, presenting the Iceberg Model “Total Costs of Maintenance” as a reflection on the consequences of the unrealistic measurement of daily productive activity for organizations.
Alexandre Veríssimo – May 2018
The main purpose of the present article is to perform a functional comparison between maintenance management relying on Microsoft Excel® and a CMMS-based system [CMMS: Computerized Maintenance Management System].
João Marques – January 2018
This article aims to reflect on the role of the Maintenance Management consultant. It presents the main areas he gets involved in and seeks to provide a model for his state-of-the-art core competencies, thus providing an overview of the specialist consultant profile in this area.
João Marques / Hugo Cardoso – August 2017
This article has the goal of presenting and analysing the main factors that lead companies from different sectors – industrial, maritime sector, fleet management – and of different dimensions to adopt a CMMS.
This technical article examines a CMMS data importation from a database, an Excel file, a CSV file, or other type of file, to a CMMS.
This article analysis some relevant aspects for choosing a maintenance management software.
Technical article comparing the perspective of financial management with maintenance management in the approach to maintenance costs.
This approach allows the maintenance manager to hierarchize in a simple way the possible failures for each type of equipment and its components in the organization, to list the possible causes for each failure mode and to set the possible corrective actions.
A technical article with practical suggestions and description of best practices when creating a maintenance plan for any asset. An article written by Mr. André Pina Almeida, CMMS Implementation Technician at ManWinWin Software.
This article reviews some key maintenance concepts and methodologies that have been standardized by the CEN (European Committee for Standardization).
Technical article with useful recommendations for choosing a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) and describing a set of practical steps that should be followed in any CMMS implementation.
Alexandre Veríssimo – October 2020
Training = investment? Yes or No?
I will begin this article with a provocative notion, or a call for reflection. According to Wikipedia, investment is “the application of capital with the expectation of a future benefit.” Will investing in training have future benefits?
Alexandre Veríssimo – May 2020
How can we talk about cleaning, sanitizing, preventive actions, personal safety, improvements, and any other anti-COVID-19 measures impacting the safety of equipment and people – and not mention maintenance? It’s like playing a card game without any aces. It’s possible, but it’s just not the same.
João Marques – January 2019
Our understanding of a concept is sometimes determined by how it is presented to us. Based on this premise and knowing the daily reality of the maintenance area, Eng. João Nunes Marques, Consultant at ManWinWin Software, launched the article entitled “Brief approach to the relevance of standard definitions for maintenance types and strategies.”
Hugo Cardoso – September 2018
The article from Eng. Hugo Cardoso demonstrates on the basis of a number of audits carried out to a universe of about 30 organizations in the widest range of activities, the parameters assessed in the audits to the maintenance function conducted by Navaltik Management while simultaneously performing an analysis of the obtained results.
José Casimiro Fernandes – April 2018
The physical tagging of equipment is essential to the identification of maintenance equipment. The existence of a physical identification on equipment, or “tag” as it is commonly called, resorting to the use of the new tag systems available on the market, facilitates the performance of a number of tasks involved in the development of the maintenance management procedure…
Technical Team – September 2017
In this article, we will analyse what is expected from a CMMS to make it the necessary tool to advance into mobility in maintenance, analyse the process for the implementation of this mobility and go through the advantages of all this…
Claudia Corniciuc e Alexandre Veríssimo – Março de 2017
The case-study reflects on the primary concerns when implementing a CMMS – questions such as “Maintenance Management and Organization – Why?” or “Implementing a CMMS – Step by Step”…
An article explaining some basic concepts of maintenance, including a definition of maintenance and a description of the different maintenance activities.
This article includes a few of the most commonly used KPIs in maintenance management, with the formulations perfectly defined, as well as the intervening factors.
Technical article about one of the most crucial decisions on maintenance management organization: “Is it more effective to manage maintenance warehouse through ERP or CMMS?”
A technical article about the importance of maintenance management in tough economic times. Written by Ms. Patrícia Correia, CMMS implementation technician at ManWinWin Software.