Construction Equipment Executive Institute

Learn the fundamentals of fleet management from our collection of articles and videos. The best in asset management for the construction equipment professional.

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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…
Field services support a fleet’s ability to keep equipment on location and productive throughout the project duration. On-site services such as fueling, lubrication, cleaning, scheduled preventive maintenance (PM), unscheduled diagnostics, and repairs are vital to maximize equipment productivity…
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A construction company is an exciting place to work. Every day is different, and change seems to be the only constant.

All this excitement, change, and turbulence comes about because construction companies continuously bid for, build, and complete unique projects: discrete well-defined…

"What must we do to be a world-class equipment-management organization?” It is a question you should ask yourself, and it is a question you should be prepared to answer.

Your answer can be long and complicated, or it can be so broad as to be of no value. Here are four critical success…

Much time is taken to define and measure what is spent on maintenance. But how much time is spent to define and measure what is returned or, even, what to expect in return?

An equipment executive expects compliments for looking after the company’s assets. They expect longer lives and…

The best thing about my job is that it gives me an opportunity to spend time with the best and the brightest in our business, work on real problems, and, one way or the other, come up with a solution. These articles—this is No. 145 stretching back to October 2003—are the result of being able to…

The proponents of lean manufacturing have taught us two things. First, be clear in your definition of contributory work, the activities that add value and contribute to the final result. Second, focus on waste: define it, measure it, and have clear strategies in place to eliminate it from the…

Questions arise over the benefit of including residual market value in a rate calculation and the analysis done to set the economic life of machines. My answer used to be: “It is not a big deal, leave it out, you do not have good residual value data, and there is nothing wrong with being…

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