Maintenance Backlog is a measure of maintenance work that is ready to be done, but has not yet been completed. Backlog may be measured in hours or weeks based on the total capacity of the maintenance department. In terms of CMMS, maintenance backlog can be described as Open Work Orders. Backlog is not just work that is past due, but all work that needs to be completed.
Unplanned downtime represents one of the major challenges facing factory and building operators worldwide.
Manufacturing plants are complex systems that require multiple machines and workers to work in a rhythm. As one would expect, this doesn’t always go according to plan. One such unexpected situation is unplanned maintenance.
Floor surfaces in industrial settings are more fragile than many realize. For production and facility managers, preserving floor conditions will always be challenging. Material handling systems can cause extensive and expensive damage that impacts facility operators and operations. That’s why choosing a moving system will make a major difference, not just for the facility but for the people involv
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