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Open Work Order Board


​One of the coolest features introduced in Calem Enterprise R10l of March 2017 is the Open Work Order Board. The board originated from our experience working with customers. We often get questions about work order assignment. For example: ​How do I find all work orders assigned to my team? How to find out current work order assignment in ...
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Requisition Approval Routing


Requisition approval auto-routing is available in release R10l (March 2017).  The pre-requisites for approval routing include: Set up users with "Supervisor" configured (at Organization | ACL Profiles | User List) Set up REQ approval levels (at Organization | ACL Profiles | REQ Level) Set up REQ approvers(at Organization | ACL Profiles | REQ A...
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A Hot Patch for IE 11 Compatibility Mode


​In Calem Enterprise one can add multiple attachments to work orders via browsing or drag and drop. Here is a screenshot of adding attachments in Calem. This feature works with the latest Chrome, Safari, FireFox, Edge and IE 11. However, this feature does not work with IE11 in compatibility mode. When adding a PDF file to work order ...
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Multi-Site Inventory in Calem


​ Inventory module in Calem provides enterprise-wide inventory management: Master items at global level allow customers to ensure consistency of inventory naming across sites. ​ Multi-sites and multi-storerooms allow customers to manage inventory across geographical sites for asset sites and service sites. Serialized inventory tracki...
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Custom Required Field for Calem Offline


Administrators can customize standard tables to alter table or field attributes for Calem Offline. For instance, "Comments" field in is required by default when adding comments to work orders. One can make the field not required in Calem Offline through the following steps. Create a directory "custom" at Calem metadata directory "Cal...
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Work Order Time to Complete


​This new KPI is available in Calem Enterprise R10k release in February 2017. It allows maintenance management team to review work order performance. ​Menu path: Dashboard | Open | WO Time to Complete The KPI calculated the average days to complete work orders grouped by work order categories. You can pick an existing time durat...
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Barcode with Windows 10 Touch PC


​In addition to using Calem Barcode with Android barcode devices, you can use USB barcode scanners and Windows 10 touch screen PCs to streamline your warehouse operations. The first step is to configure your touch screen PC: Launch Microsoft Edge browser Configure Edge Browser for Barcode: Go to "about:flags" in the address bar of Edge A confi...
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Asset Failure, Root Cause and Action


​In this blog we will do an exercise to customize a work order list report to show asset failure, root cause and action. Here are the goals: ​ Create an asset report of failure, root cause and action for a period of time The following is a screenshot of the final report we like to get. The first step is to customize a work order list report to have...
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Reading Estimates for PM Calendar Report


PM Calendar report shows current work orders and projected PM work orders based on date range selected. The calendar report uses the following methods to estimate PM work orders: ​ Time-based repeat schedules (such as every 3 months). Meter-based repeat schedules (such as every 3000 miles in the odometer readings). Calem uses meter reading estimate...
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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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