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Alternative Spare Parts (Deprecated)

This blog is deprecated and superseded by the new blog: How to Manage Equivalent Spare Parts Alternative parts are parts that can be used in place of other parts. Calem provides the following functions in handling the alternative parts: Define alternative parts at inventory items Menu path: Inventory Module | Open | Inventory Items | "Equivale...
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PM Blackout

​ PM blackout is defined as period of time when PMs should not be generated. The blackout can be holidays when facilities are closed and there are no people around.  ​PM blackout periods are defined in the Site Time Off form (Schedule module | Open | Site Time Off) with "PM blackout?" checked. The screenshot below shows that 3/1/14 to 3/3/14 w...
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Asset Failure Report

Asset failure report calculates the mean time between failure (MTBF) of asset failures and help maintenance professionals tune PM scheduling to prevent failures. The following information is involved in the failure report: Menu path: Asset module | Report | Asset Failure Report Click "+" to create a new report, or click to open an existing report. ...
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Meter Reading Chart

​ Meter reading chart is available in R10j. It can be used to better understand asset performances. The meter graph provides the following features: Menu path: Dashboard module | Meter Chart A graph can have up to 5 meters in a graph A graph can have a time period to draw readings A graph configuration can be stored in the graph list so one ca...
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Batch Transition for Custom Statuses

​Batch status changes are provided for selective statuses that are often used. For example, one can complete multiple work orders from open work order list using batch "Complete" menu in a work order list view.  There are cases that customers like to perform batch status changes for custom statuses. Custom statuses are added by customers for o...
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Part III: Work Order Status Control

This is the third installment of work order status control. We have reviewed the work order status control based on access control configuration in Part I , and by scheduled/reported labor in Part II . In this third part we will discuss work order status control based on work order owner. Here is the use case: ​Many users can be assigned ...
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Part II - Work Order Status Control

This is the second installment of work order status control. We have reviewed the work order status control based on access control configuration in Part I ( http://eam.calemeam.com/index.php/calemcustomers-2/work-order-status-management ). In this second part we will discuss work order status control based on work conducted by users...
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Archiving Work Order History

Archive function allows administrators to store historical data in files and purge the data from Calem Enterprise. The function is useful for organizations with large data sets. For instance, an organization with tens of thousands work orders may archive and purge work orders that are over four years old. The archive function extracts his...
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PM Plan from Work Orders

A great feature is available in the just released Calem Enteprise R10i. It allows one to turn a well documented work order into a PM Plan. Here is the business case for this function: ​ A work order is completed, a review is performed. The work order will need to be performed in the future.  PM Plans are standard job templates in Calem.&n...
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How to Avoid Duplicating PM Work Orders?

​We have seen cases that customers have duplicate work orders for preventive maintenance for the same PM Plans and assets. Calem recommends "Floating" release type for high frequent PM work orders. The "Floating" release type prevents Calem from generating PM work orders if there are open PM work orders. Here is the notes of "Re...
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Department KPIs for Work Orders

Calem Enterprise provides detailed KPIs for departments. Department codes can be a functional segmentation of assets. For instance, a plant can have department codes defined based on manufacturing functions. These department codes can then be used to produce KPIs for insights into operations of a functional area.  The departmental KP...
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Part I - Work Order Status Control

Work order life-cycles are managed through their statuses. Calem Enterprise provides role-based work order status control which allows organizations to achieve advanced processes in managing work orders: Team leaders can complete work orders ​Supervisors can accept or reject work orders Planners can close work orders Technicians are not allowed to ...
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Work Order Log Book

The work order log book is an operational tool for customers of Calem Enterprise. Technical staff can start their work day by reviewing what was done previously and schedule their work properly. The log book includes the following information: Work orders that are completed in the past 1 day Work orders that are not completed, ready to be work...
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Work Order Summary KPI

A new summary KPI is available for work orders in Release R10g. Maintenance supervisors can get a quick overview of their maintenance operations with the following information:  ​Average time spent in completing a work order by month. Work orders that are open for 10 or more days by month Work orders that are still open by month Tota...
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Work Order Clone

​Work order clone is available in the coming release of R10g.  Work order clone is a handy function to creates a new work order from an existing work order. It copies both work order header and detail information to a new work order. The "Clone" menu is available in work order read screen of the DataView or the "Submission"...
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Asset Part Usage and Bill of Material

Asset part usage and bill of material can be updated based on usage by Calem. You can also define bill of material for assets manually. Asset Part Usage Asset part usage will be shown in a new tab in the asset screen. A technician can view parts used for an asset in the past and decide which parts to use for the current job at hand. Asset Bill...
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PM Schedule Calendar

Preventive maintenance (PM) in Calem Enterprise consists of schedules, action steps, materials, documents, and assets/locations.  Time-based PMs can be forecasted and shown in calendar formats. Here are the screenshots of the PM Calendars.  There are two calendars in the generated excel file: The first tab is a 12-mont...
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How to Manage Resource Schedules

Calem Enterprise provides the tools to manage your employee work schedules from single shift weekly schedule to multi-shift and multi-week rotational schedules. Here are the components in Calem Enterprise to manage employee schedules: Once the schedules are managed by Calem Enterprise, a planner can view employee availability from a color coded cal...
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Barcode for Part Checkout

This is the second installment of barcode module. Barcode module has been added in Calem Enterprise R10f. It allows storeroom staff to manage inventory transactions efficiently through barcode labels. You may use a barcode printer such as Honeywell PC43T to print barcode labels and place them on your inventory items. The barcode module support...
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Barcode for Physical Count

Barcode module has been added in Calem Enterprise R10f. It allows storeroom staff to manage inventory transactions efficiently through barcode labels. You may use a barcode printer such as Honeywell PC43T to print barcode labels and place them on your inventory items. The barcode module supports physical count and checkout transactions. In this blo...
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