The links below point to articles and technical material that are available for consultation or direct download. Our goal is to publish to the world the know-how we have acquired and developed over several years in this business.
Risk based maintenance (RBM) – an impartial tool for smart decisions
Risk-based maintenance allows to organize the equipment hierarchically according to its risk of failure, which is determined for each equipment and results from the product of two indices, the failure occurrence and the severity…
João Santos – Mechanical and naval engineer, specialist in maintenance engineering
Why does a CMMS matters?
A CMMS keeps the information and data of a company’s maintenance operations active and up-to-date. This activity not only allows maintenance to be anticipated but, over time, it creates a complete history that enables traceability and well-justified decisions…
Alexandre Carvalho – Julho 2021
RCM – What is it and what’s its benefits?
Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) is a methodology that is seen as a proactive response to the current competitive market, and one in which companies …
Catarina Barros & Miguel Massala – April 2021
A brief reflection on the formation of a new company
In view of the positive evolution in the creation of new organizations, this article intends to present some reflections on the creation of a new company, with special emphasis on the establishment of companies …
Hugo Cardoso – March 2021
IoT applied to the maintenance function?
We are facing a new paradigm regarding maintenance strategies integrated with IoT and it is worthwhile to make a deep reflection on how relevant this change is…
João Marques & Helder Furão – January 2021
Why is a procedure manual so important?
There are countless advantages that can be highlighted about the existence or need for a Manual of Procedures in Maintenance Management in any organization. Realizing a practical structure…
Alexandre Veríssimo – November 2020
Alexandre Veríssimo – October 2020
We are probably going through one of, if not the most, critical and challenging phases of the past four decades. I have no memory…
João Nuno Marques | André Santos – July 2020
The following opinion is often shared among many organizations: «When everything is running smoothly, nobody notices or remembers maintenance, however when it isn’t present at all, everyone is unanimous in agreeing that it should exist»
João Marques | João Folgosa – July 2019
An article that studied the different benefits of CMMS revealed that most companies obtained the benefits that were suggested in a questionnaire supplied to companies operating in the Portuguese market.
Gil Santos – October 2018
This article by Eng. Gil Santos discusses the investment in maintenance, presenting the Iceberg Model “Total Costs of Maintenance” as a reflection on the consequences of the unrealistic measurement of daily productive activity for organizations.
Alexandre Veríssimo – May 2018
The main purpose of the present article is to perform a functional comparison between maintenance management relying on Microsoft Excel® and a CMMS-based system [CMMS: Computerized Maintenance Management System].
João Marques – January 2018
This article aims to reflect on the role of the Maintenance Management consultant. It presents the main areas he gets involved in and seeks to provide a model for his state-of-the-art core competencies, thus providing an overview of the specialist consultant profile in this area.
João Marques / Hugo Cardoso – August 2017
This article has the goal of presenting and analysing the main factors that lead companies from different sectors – industrial, maritime sector, fleet management – and of different dimensions to adopt a CMMS.
This technical article examines a CMMS data importation from a database, an Excel file, a CSV file, or other type of file, to a CMMS.
This article analysis some relevant aspects for choosing a maintenance management software.
Technical article comparing the perspective of financial management with maintenance management in the approach to maintenance costs.
This approach allows the maintenance manager to hierarchize in a simple way the possible failures for each type of equipment and its components in the organization, to list the possible causes for each failure mode and to set the possible corrective actions.
A technical article with practical suggestions and description of best practices when creating a maintenance plan for any asset. An article written by Mr. André Pina Almeida, CMMS Implementation Technician at ManWinWin Software.
This article reviews some key maintenance concepts and methodologies that have been standardized by the CEN (European Committee for Standardization).
Technical article with useful recommendations for choosing a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) and describing a set of practical steps that should be followed in any CMMS implementation.
Alexandre Veríssimo – October 2020
Training = investment? Yes or No?
I will begin this article with a provocative notion, or a call for reflection. According to Wikipedia, investment is “the application of capital with the expectation of a future benefit.” Will investing in training have future benefits?
Alexandre Veríssimo – May 2020
How can we talk about cleaning, sanitizing, preventive actions, personal safety, improvements, and any other anti-COVID-19 measures impacting the safety of equipment and people – and not mention maintenance? It’s like playing a card game without any aces. It’s possible, but it’s just not the same.
João Marques – January 2019
Our understanding of a concept is sometimes determined by how it is presented to us. Based on this premise and knowing the daily reality of the maintenance area, Eng. João Nunes Marques, Consultant at ManWinWin Software, launched the article entitled “Brief approach to the relevance of standard definitions for maintenance types and strategies.”
Hugo Cardoso – September 2018
The article from Eng. Hugo Cardoso demonstrates on the basis of a number of audits carried out to a universe of about 30 organizations in the widest range of activities, the parameters assessed in the audits to the maintenance function conducted by Navaltik Management while simultaneously performing an analysis of the obtained results.
José Casimiro Fernandes – April 2018
The physical tagging of equipment is essential to the identification of maintenance equipment. The existence of a physical identification on equipment, or “tag” as it is commonly called, resorting to the use of the new tag systems available on the market, facilitates the performance of a number of tasks involved in the development of the maintenance management procedure…
Technical Team – September 2017
In this article, we will analyse what is expected from a CMMS to make it the necessary tool to advance into mobility in maintenance, analyse the process for the implementation of this mobility and go through the advantages of all this…
Claudia Corniciuc e Alexandre Veríssimo – Março de 2017
The case-study reflects on the primary concerns when implementing a CMMS – questions such as “Maintenance Management and Organization – Why?” or “Implementing a CMMS – Step by Step”…
An article explaining some basic concepts of maintenance, including a definition of maintenance and a description of the different maintenance activities.
This article includes a few of the most commonly used KPIs in maintenance management, with the formulations perfectly defined, as well as the intervening factors.
Technical article about one of the most crucial decisions on maintenance management organization: “Is it more effective to manage maintenance warehouse through ERP or CMMS?”
A technical article about the importance of maintenance management in tough economic times. Written by Ms. Patrícia Correia, CMMS implementation technician at ManWinWin Software.