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  • Asset Management

    Asset management in manufacturing involves the coordinated activities of an organization to realize value from its assets. This includes tracking and monitoring physical assets, ensuring timely maintenance, and optimizing asset utilization to enhance productivity and operational efficiency.

C

  • Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

    A CMMS is a software solution that automates and organizes maintenance management processes. It provides tools for scheduling preventive maintenance, managing work orders, tracking asset history, and generating reports.

F

  • Facility Management Software

    Facility management software (FMS) is a comprehensive solution that helps manufacturing organizations manage their facilities more effectively. It provides tools for maintenance management, space management, asset tracking, and compliance monitoring, among other functions.

  • FDA 21 CFR Part 11

    21 CFR Part 11 is a regulation set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that establishes the criteria for electronic records and electronic signatures to be considered trustworthy, reliable, and equivalent to paper records and handwritten signatures.

G

  • Good Manufacturing Process

    Good manufacturing process (GMP) is a comprehensive set of guidelines and regulations that ensure the quality and safety of manufactured products. These guidelines cover all aspects of production, from the raw materials, premises, and equipment to the training and personal hygiene of staff.

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  • Lifecycle Asset Management

    Lifecycle asset management refers to the comprehensive process of managing the entire lifecycle of an asset, from acquisition and deployment to maintenance and eventual disposal. Lifecycle asset management encompasses all stages of an asset’s life, ensuring that each phase is handled efficiently and effectively.

M

  • Maintenance Management Systems

    A maintenance management system (MMS) is software designed to streamline and manage a company’s maintenance activities, specifically within manufacturing operations. It helps plan, schedule, track, and optimize maintenance tasks to ensure that equipment and facilities are kept in optimal working condition.

P

  • Predictive Maintenance

    Predictive maintenance (PM) is a proactive maintenance strategy that uses data analysis, predictive algorithms, and various monitoring technologies to predict equipment failures before they occur. By identifying patterns and trends that indicate potential failures, predictive maintenance allows for maintenance to be conducted only when necessary rather than on a fixed schedule or after a failure, thereby extending the lifespan of assets and enhancing operational efficiency.

  • Preventive Maintenance

    Preventive Maintenance (PM) is the systematic and routine maintenance of equipment and machinery in manufacturing to ensure operational efficiency and prevent unexpected breakdowns. Unlike reactive maintenance, which addresses issues after they occur, preventive maintenance focuses on preventing equipment failures, maintaining optimal operating conditions, identifying issues before they arise, and ensuring that machinery performs its intended functions efficiently.

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  • Work Order Management

    Work order management is creating, assigning, tracking, and completing maintenance tasks within an organization. Work order management involves the systematic handling of maintenance requests and tasks from initiation to completion.