Category Archives: Maintenance

Computerized Maintenance Management System: Benefits & functions

Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), according to Wikipedia, is a type of management software that performs functions in support of a management of operation and maintenance systems and maintaining an effective computerized database of the same. Functions of CMMS: CMMS functions as work order generator, prioritization of work and tracking the equipment or components. It… Read More »

Manpower planning and its importance

Manpower Planning is the planning, organization, directing and controlling of the procurement, development, compensation, integration and maintenance and separation of human resources to the end that the individual, organizational and social objectives are accomplished. Manpower planning or personnel management is the management of the people employed. The employee is treated as an economic man and… Read More »

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a systematic process used to determine what has to be accomplished to ensure that any physical facility is able to continuously meet its designed functions in its current operating context. Goals of Reliability Centered Maintenance To develop design associated priorities that can facilitate preventive maintenance. To gather information useful for improving… Read More »

Inventory Control of Indian Railways

The Indian Railways is one of the biggest institutions in the world. It has the 2nd largest employee base in the world after Wal-Mart. It caters to the needs of nearly 8 to 9 million people per day, the largest passenger base in the world. A very effective and sound management system is required to… Read More »

Inventory Analysis and Selective Control Methods

For the successful spare parts management, it is essential to analyze the spare parts inventory based on various characteristics such as the frequency of issues, the annual consumption value, the criticality, the lead time and the unit price. This is essential as it would not be possible to exercise the same type of control for… Read More »