Unscheduled repetitive Work Orders:
Do you get tired of entering corrective maintenance work orders for
those jobs that don't follow a schedule? Something like changing a light
bulb or perhaps contract work on a piece of equipment. You need to
generate a work order, but it is something that just can't be scheduled.
Quick One-Time Schedule Basis records set up in the PM Master Schedule as O-basis jobs.
Create a PM schedule record with an O schedule basis. When the light
bulb goes out or the contractor comes in, go to the Work Order screen,
press Alt F5. You will get a "pop-up" list of one-time repetitive work
orders to choose from. Highlight the one you want and press enter. The
work order is copied into the work order screen from the PM schedule
record you previously created.
Have you ever wondered "What is the History Sheet on the Work Order
Screen? If you have a major breakdown the two lines of remarks may not
give you enough writing space. Use the history sheet instead. Create a
reference/history sheet for that piece of equipment and put in the
details of the breakdown and repair. We suggest entering the date of the
repair and an outline of the work performed.
Using an outline format will enable you to use Doctor OOPS! to
create Troubleshooting Guides from the data. Our Doctor OOPS! optional
module is a great tool to take your maintenance management to the next
level of quality. Call for more details.
Customized Work Order Printing:
From time to time you may have a need to change the printing options on just one work order. Here are some samples.
Type L!E!M!C! in the last "custom item" field on an individual Work
Order. Labor, Parts, Tools, and Custom Items for this particular Work
Order will be printed even if you have previously set up the default WO
Customization for NO PRINT of these options. (The ! allows the printing
of the items indicated L=Labor, E=Equipment/Tools, M=Materials/Parts,
Type L#E#M#C# in the last "custom item" field on an individual
Work Order. Labor, Parts, Tools and Custom Items for this particular
Work Order will NOT be printed even though you had previously set up the
defaults WO Customization to PRINT these options. (The # suppresses the
printing of the items indicated)
Any combination of these characters can be used to have your one-time work order printed the way you want it printed.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INNOVATIVE WAYS YOU USE OOPS! that you think others
might benefit from, fax us a note at 412-364-9088. We'd love to hear
from you, and if we highlight your entry in SCOOPS!, on our web page or
in our training classes, there just might be something in it for you.
While reading through a recent maintenance publication, I came
across an article which made reference to the fact that data management
tools cannot "sift through a database and conclude, in a neat one-page
report, that a technician needs to change the belt on a compressor or
replace a repair person because he has too many call backs". These are
symptoms of Predictive Maintenance. Sounds like a case for Doctor OOPS!
Because it is integrated with OOPS! and can use existing data,
Doctor OOPS! is a better choice for predictive maintenance than a
separate system. Because it interfaces with OOPS!, Doctor OOPS! provides
an excellent way to read and act on equipment monitoring data. Because
you can use the OOPS! Custom Report Writer, you can have all of your
supplementary information in Doctor OOPS! files.
Doctor OOPS! serves as a custom programming utility. You can write
your own programs or have our Technical Support do it for you. We have
lots of experience importing data in dBase and ASCII formats.
OOPS! University Advanced Class is a great place to gather all the tools you need to be your own programmer!
There is no substitute for hands on experience. Make a New Year's
resolution to attend an OOPS! U class. The 1998 schedules will be
available early in February. A discount will be offered for users
registering who have active Technical Support Contracts. Here's your
chance to take your Maintenance Management to its next level of quality.
For a group of 4 or more we will also quote on-site classes.
Mark your calendar now (FEB 10, 1998) to call for class schedules and registration form.
Oz - as in OZsome!
As you may or may not know, we have been working on a truly
object-oriented CMMS (codename: Oz) for some time, and . . . IT'S ALMOST
DONE! Oz retains the simplicity, power and flexibility you have come to
depend on, while utilizing the powerful graphical interface you have
been asking for. Oz does all that OOPS! does, plus a whole lot more.
Look under Corporate Direction on our web page for a behind the scenes
look at "Oz!"