Maintenance

An insight into Maintenance Work Management

July 12, 2021

Pragma Academy Subject Matter Expert Tim Beavon I have been working in the asset and maintenance management fields my entire professional life. It has always astounded me that organisations continually appear to feel frustrated at their organisation’s inability to get the maintenance planning office “right”. In this article, I will endeavour to convince you that, […]

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A quick review of existing maintenance concepts

May 11, 2021

Most capital-intensive organisations have years of experience in performing preventive maintenance on installations, systems and physical assets. In every industry, specific standards, legislation, rules, and points of attention are taken into account when performing maintenance. However, these aspects can change. Modifications also take place, and installation parts no longer fulfil a function during the life […]

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Increase efficiency and save millions | Combine your facilities and asset management functions

December 2, 2020

Julia Phala, Head of Sales and Client Relation Management Are you a manufacturing business struggling to contain the cost of production and upkeep of your physical assets such as buildings and equipment? In challenging economic circumstances, such organisations are usually under pressure to save costs to meet bottom-lines. Traditionally asset management and facilities management are […]

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Mind shifts save money | Reducing general maintenance costs in retail

July 10, 2020

By Morné Steenkamp Irrespective of your business or work environment, poor decision making often comes back to bite you. When talking about maintenance, it is something that could result in significant damage, costing the business dearly. How can we facilitate better decision making at ground level to prevent potential failures and save some money? The […]

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10 Maintenance Tips for Lockdown

May 25, 2020

With many countries currently in some form of forced lockdown, a number of businesses have been forced to shut down their operations for an uncertain time period. Many organisations can lock their front door and go home, working remotely to continue their activities. Others in asset-intensive industries like mining, manufacturing or utilities do not have […]

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Invest in data for your organisations success

Data investment: Start now for future gains

September 20, 2019

Is the present you looking after the future you? Fundamentally, this is what investment in data now means for your business in the future. Consider what could happen if one of the sensors on a critical asset fails without anybody noticing. It could result in a catastrophe when an ageing transformer explodes due to overheating, […]

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The IoT enables a vast array of sensing and data gathering devices to be installed, connected and set up at low cost by non-specialist staff with a standardised communication network and data analysis tools.

Maintenance, IoT and Industry 4.0

November 29, 2017

Mario Kuisis of Martec talks about the implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 and why maintenance professionals need to sit up and take notice. IoT and Industry 4.0 are creating a stir, in fact, quite a stir. You might be asking, what’s all the fuss and hype about? Is it another one […]

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Building a culture of continuous learning

November 2, 2017

Are you struggling to develop your maintenance staff’s training programmes to deliver on your organisation’s strategic initiatives? At the Pragma Academy, this is what we assist our clients with on a day-to-day basis. Visit www.pragmaworld.net to learn more about the Pragma Academy.

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