Tuesday, August 27, 2013

It's almost overwhelming how reliant and dependent our jobs and our lives have become on technology. Though, technology is there to make our lives easier. Can you say it hasn't? The ever so often technical difficulties that happen may provoke you to say it's made some days at work horrible; but for the most part, we can all relish in the fact that we love technology. It allows us to locate a place we've never been to with our phones or have meetings with Japan without leaving the office. On a more local level, the Internet has cut MRO costs and made commodities easier to track.

Plenty of motor management software has made industrial engineers' lives easier at work. Simply by connecting to the Internet, there will be all tracking and storing information on equipment and machinery components at your fingertips. Since Wi-Fi is available basically anywhere, it's not hard to monitor returns and cut pointless inventory and repair costs. It also helps cut wasteful time. By that I mean that we all hate making reports or find them tedious.

One feature of equipment management software is built-in reports. They help you schedule preventative maintenance that helps determine stock levels, tracking failures and causes of those failures. Understanding the causes of failures will help prevent future ones. Data storage that is unlimited is unheard of. Having this feature increases efficiency at work, such as maintenance schedules or prevents break downs.

Not that any of us want 24/7 accesses to our jobs. For those in steel mills, paper mills or pharmaceuticals, they could benefit from having 24/7 accesses to their reports and data storage; if they need to make a quick change, they could do so from home. There is a hidden luxury in this capability of management software. It's technology once again making your job a little easier. If real life had software that could anticipate potential failures, I would own it; having it at work would suite too.

Think of the ways technology helps you. It's almost disgusting how much. It's been five years since Apple introduce the iPhone to the market. In hindsight that doesn't seem too long. Seeing a flip-phone now seems ancient. All I'm saying is that it's a fact we have to accept: technology is only advancing. Lean on it a little at work. Some days are hard enough to wake and actually drive to work. Might as well let something else do a little more work.


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