Tips, tricks, and best practices for those in maintenance and reliability. We talk to expert Fiixers and guests from different maintenance backgrounds about everything from leadership and the future of the industry to practical pointers taken from shop-floor experiences.
Conquering Binders, Breakdowns, and Big Change with Ryan Robinson
36:47In this episode, we're joined by Ryan Robinson, the shop manager at a wholesale tree grower. We discuss the agony of dealing with paper records, what it's like to modernize maintenance with machines that are decades old, how he keeps his team motivated, and his secret to saving hundreds of labor hours.
The quest to find out why manufacturing and maintenance software sucks
49:58Three experts sit down to get to the bottom of why so many of the software systems designed for manufacturing and maintenance teams just don't work and how to avoid falling into a tech nightmare.
How to tell your maintenance team's success story
29:59Maintenance teams do a lot of great things. But what happens when no one hears about it? The answer: Nothing good. When maintenance teams don’t measure their success and promote their wins, it leads to everything from low morale to layoffs as the budget gets sliced and diced. How do you stop this from happening? Show the impact of maintenance. But how do you do that? And what if no one cares? We talked to three Fiixers to answer these questions.
Taking your maintenance team mobile and what that means for efficiency, compliance, and more
38:25We talk with Chris Stevens, Operations Administrator at Carolina Solar Services, about his experience using mobile devices to manage maintenance and tips for doing it successfully.
How to lead your maintenance team through change and make it stick
37:39Leading change ain’t easy. This is especially true when it comes to getting people to use new technology. Statistics show that almost three-quarters of IT projects fail and the numbers are even worse in maintenance, where 90% of CMMS failures happen because the software was underutilized or not used at all. That’s why we invited water resource manager and project management professional, Devon Aaroe, and wastewater treatment operator, Gordon Mielke, to share their experience of taking their maintenance team from paper to digital.