Shoplogix Provides Preventative and Predictive Maintenance

By: Thomas Cutler

According to Scott Birmingham, Manager of Product Marketing for Shoplogix, there are specific methodologies to ensure preventative and predictive maintenance plant floor results including:&bull Make faster and more informed decisions based on real-time information. &bull Increase machine utilization, efficiency and overall capacity. &bull Improve Mean Time to Repair by notifying maintenance crews immediately of a machine alarm. &bull Notify managers when jobs are completed or behind schedule. &bull Optimize production schedules with real-time information on production rates and average cycle time. &bull Improve preventative maintenance scheduling and overall product quality. &bull Assess operator setup time and other important machine metrics.

ABOUT SHOPLOGIXShoplogix develops integrated web-based software solutions that optimize plant floor operations. Shoplogix solutions improve productivity, efficiency, and total operational performance by allowing companies to make real-time decisions that impact profitability while actively engaging employees in the process.

Shoplogix Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, with offices across North America. The company serves a growing base of Global 2000 companies to set new standards for production performance and efficiency in industrial environments.

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