Manage maintenance requests, assign work orders, and keep track of your assets
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Parts & Inventory Management
Reduce parts costs with an accurate inventory count
Stay on top of maintenance schedules for every asset
Standardize your maintenance with itemized tasks
Automatically generate work orders and assign to technicians.
Purchase Orders & Invoices
Generate purchase orders and automatically update your inventory.
See your entire space at a glance and optimize maintenance planning.
Save money on early replacement costs and flag expiring warranties.
Trigger maintenance tasks based on equipment use.
Effortlessly track every detail about your asset histories
Easily schedule and automate preventive maintenance
Schedule and respond to anything that needs repair or replacement
Effortlessly manage every maintenance request from start to finish
Manufacturing & Plants
Reduce equipment downtime and improve reliability
Track all maintenance histories on assets
Government & Public Works
Prevent costly breakdowns and keep your operations running
Schools and Higher Education
Create a safe learning environment with digital maintenance checklists.
Gym & Fitness
Regularly adjust exercise equipment and ensure exceptional workout experiences
Ensure your fleet runs smoothly and keep safety costs in check
Streamline your maintenance needs to optimize your customer experience
Keep track of daily maintenance tasks to provide an seamless guest experience
Fix small issues before they add up
Farming & Agriculture
Meet production goals by minimizing unplanned downtime
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Answered January 08 2020
There are many ways to source materials for your products. Some of the most effective methods include:
Before you start searching for a vendor, you’ll want to do the following:
Outline the kinds of tasks and stresses your product will have to withstand, and figure out what that means for your materials.
Many products and materials have to meet strict legal standards, which are well worth knowing.
Where possible, build prototypes of your product using different materials, then see which ones perform the best.
A bill of materials, or BOM, is a list of all materials you’ll need for your product, and it keeps you, your engineers, and your suppliers on the same page.
Once you’re more familiar with the materials you’ll need, it’s time to find suppliers. There are a few ways to do this.
One way to find suppliers is to visit trade shows and talk to vendors there. Look at samples, ask questions, get contact information, and discuss ballpark pricing.
Another way to find potential suppliers is through an online search. Often, industry-specific organizations have online directories for suppliers that are well worth perusing.
Online directories that may be worth looking at include the following:
One final way to find suppliers is by talking to industry professionals and getting recommendations. If you’re part of any organizations related to your industry, you might try asking other members.
As you talk to different vendors, these final pointers are worth keeping in mind.
With this information, you’re ready to start sourcing materials for your product.