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"You can't manage anything that you don't measure." That's a general principle valid in almost every area of life. It sounds obvious, but, in reality, we don't usually use or follow it. The reason is straightforward. Managers don't have enough information and statistics for making the proper decision. Instead, they use their experience, feeling,...

I am sure you know the pressure every DoE is under. They shouldn't hire more engineering staff, but they need to increase the team's performance in resort maintenance. Most importantly, they must fulfill all requests coming to the Engineering department as quickly as possible. Most of the time, the DoEs are stuck between a rock and a hard place...

I spoke to a couple of Chief Engineers who joined the resort about 15 months after opening. They have replaced Chief Engineers who were working in the pre-opening period and brought the resort to the first months of operation. What is the reason for their replacement? Mostly to reach one goal - to activate proper preventive maintenance of the...

I am sure you are familiar with this situation. You are assessing historical data and try to learn from them, and sometimes you learn a lot, sometimes it seems like you already know everything. Today I want to share my experience with the best hack I did in the electrical workshop. Even though it might seem like unnecessary spending...

Every seasoned hospitality Engineering manager will surely agree with me that the proper following of preventive maintenance plans for each resort's asset is crucial for keeping these assets in operation. This behavior reduces unexpected and sudden breakdowns of the assets dramatically. However, to plan the process of such maintenance effectively...

Nobody doubts about the importance of proper planning. However, if you don't use any planning system, this planning can be a very time-consuming job. Lack of planning causes low team performance and many unfulfilled tasks. The specialized software is critical to avoid such situations and make daily planning easy and fun.

The information about where the team is and where it is going to is one of my regular morning routines. It allows my entire team to be on the same page. I was optimizing my morning routine several times and at the end achieved a very effective work orders management. Plus, the entire team embraced this routine as their daily morning habit. ...

It doesn't matter if a problem occurs. It is always an opportunity for learning and possible improvements of processes, asset maintenance or attitudes when sorting such an issue. When I was Director of Engineering at Velaa Private Island Maldives I was always using this opportunity for training my team.

Classic Excel spreadsheets are used as a primary system for preventive maintenance management in 85 % of hotels and resorts. This is definitely a helpful tool for Maintenance Managers but it has a lot of limitations. Let me show you ten reasons why to replace Excel spreadsheets by modern Maintenance Management System.

Plane maintenance is defined by running hours of each part of the plane. Nobody doubts about the necessity of making sure plane maintenance is done well and in due time. But buildings don't have running hours logger and maintenance is mostly conducted based on the condition of the building. So how to make sure that it's planned properly?