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Maintenance management continuously evolves as new technologies emerge. Equipment managers must maintain a laser focus on all aspects of their equipment management program to identify areas of opportunity, increase productivity, and decrease cost. Similarly, they must maintain constant vigil upon…
Equipment managers have commenced planning for 2021 as business activity slows and their organizations close out 2020. Most will find that the pandemic upended their organizations to significantly alter, or in some cases completely abandon, their strategic business plans. They developed and…
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Since you are reading this article, my guess is that you are an equipment-owning manager who is open to new ideas.

You probably have a dealer product-support rep who regularly measures your crawler undercarriage. You probably have some kind of oil analysis program that looks at your…

We've all heard various "Rules of Thumb." These are little one liners that intuitively sum up whole textbooks of knowledge. Below are several equipment-related rules of thumb worth passing on along with some comments:

When the total of the equipment repair costs equal the purchase price,…

If you manage equipment, no matter what your company title, you have metrics that you consider the most important. My top three are utilization, downtime and cost per hour. For the most part, I don't care how you define them or measure them; as long as you stay with whatever method you choose.…

Every now and then, you must be controversial and address a subject where your beliefs run counter to common practice. Overhead and overhead-cost recovery is one of these subjects.

The controversy has its roots in the difference between a dealer's shop and a contractor's shop. These are…

A balance sheet is one of two standardized financial reports produced on a regular basis. It provides information used by professionals in the financial community to analyze company performance and see how the company uses its available financial resources. Equipment plays an important part in…

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