Clay's Blog

These are the official blogs about CalemEAM.
Jun
20

A KPI for Maintenance Mix Improvement


This KPI provides the composition of maintenance work in terms of work order categories including preventive, predictive and corrective. It allows an organization to set up a goal of maintenance work mix and measure the outcome. For instance, a composition goal may be over 2/3 work orders for preventive and predictive, and less than ...
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Jun
15

Calem Offsite Backup


Backup and disaster recovery is a critical component for Calem Cloud. Calem Offsite Backup provides backups of Calem Services at a different data center. In case of a disaster a data center with Calem Services might be damaged. The Offsite backups allow the recovery of Calem Services impacted by the data cent...
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Jun
10

An Overview of KPIs/Reports for Maintenance Analysis


There are plenty of KPIs and reports/visualization in Calem to answer questions about maintenance operations. For instance, "What is the work order load this month vs past months?", "What are the top assets that consumed the most resources this month?",  "How often are my critical assets failing and how soon the failur...
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Jun
09

Calem AI: Optical Character Recognition (artificial intelligence)


AI (artificial intelligence) gives rise to new possibilities in solving problems in enterprise asset management. It is one of the new technologies for Industry 4.0. Preventing unexpected breakdown is one of the key objectives of maintenance. AI may shed light on new approaches to it. OCR (Optical Character Recognition) enables the data extraction f...
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Jun
03

Inventory Analysis in R2024b


Inventory Analysis is a new set of reports for items purchased and used. It is available in release R2024b release (June 2024). The reports help answer questions like "How much I have spent on outside services for a period of time?", and "What items have been used for a period of time?".  Menu path: Analysis | Inventory AnalysisThey ...
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May
30

Steps to Implement CAPA in Calem


CAPA is added in Calem in the coming release of R2024b (June 2024). This blog present the steps to implement CAPA in Calem. 1. What is CAPA The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) mandates CAPA processes for medical device manufacturers under 21 CFR 820. Here is the CAPA FDA web site. CAPA has a general appeal for an organization to g...
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May
15

Calem AI: Asset Monitoring by AI (artificial intelligence)


AI (artificial intelligence) gives rise to new possibilities in solving problems in enterprise asset management. It is one of the new technologies for Industry 4.0. Preventing unexpected breakdown is one of the key objectives of maintenance. AI may shed light on new approaches to it.   Asset monitoring is done through meter reading analysis. F...
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May
15

Calem AI: Estimating Asset Failure by AI (artificial intelligence)


AI (artificial intelligence) gives rise to new possibilities in solving problems in enterprise asset management. It is one of the new technologies for Industry 4.0. Preventing unexpected breakdown is one of the key objectives of maintenance. AI may shed light on new approaches to it.  This blog presents a case to estimate asset failure ba...
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Apr
22

In-Progress in Work Order Kanban


A new Kanban lane "In-Progress" is added in the WO Kanban chart in the coming release of Calem R2024a. A work order may be moved to "In-Progress" lane when it is being worked on.It provides better clarity to show which work orders are being performed.One can drag and drop a work order between "Release", "In-Progress" and "Hold"."Release" and "In-Pr...
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Apr
22

A Note of Time Zones in Calem


Time zones are used in Calem for both client display and server processes. For instance, local time zones may be used in datetime field display in work order timeline view. 1. Local Time Zones When a user logs into Calem the local time zone of the user is used in datetime display unless site-based time zone is configured (discussed later)...
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Apr
19

Bulk (Quantity > 1) Offsite Repair for Spare Parts


In the coming release of Calem R2024a bulk (quantity) offsite repair is available for non-asset spare parts.  For instance, a REQ line (screenshot below) has 4 parts (of the same item code) to be sent to a vendor for repair. Prior to R2024a, a singular spare part is allowed for a REQ line for offsite repair. The same goes for PO lines.The feat...
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Apr
16

Bulk Asset Status Changes with Notes


A change note may be added when uploading assets to Calem in the coming release of R2024a. A new field is added to the asset table as a virtual field or place holder.The field name is "scn_vf" with label "Status-Note".Change notes can be populated in this field in your excel files for changes to assets for one of the following fields...
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Apr
13

Calem Integration 6: Inbound Inventory Transactions


Inventory transactions in 3rd party applications may be sent to Calem through REST API in the coming release of R2024a. The transaction interfaces are provided by Calem. Physical Count transaction is supported at this time.An inbound physical count transaction will modify the stock quantity and average prices in Calem. 1. Data Payload The inte...
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Apr
12

Scrollbars and Mouse Wheeling


Enhancements are available for cleaner scrollbars and better mouse wheel responses in the coming release of Calem R2024a.  1. Redundant Scrollbars For instance, The Home screen shows un-necessary scrollbars. The list headers can be scrolled to be invisible (A).There may be two scrollbars for a data list (B). The extra scrollbars...
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Apr
09

Calem Integration 5: Upsert REST API


Upsert REST API will be available in the coming release of Calem R2024a. It is more intuitive than current data update APIs. A user may use the API to add or update a record in Calem, similar to the data upload utility (see this blog). A record data is provided to add to database.Calem will perform a database insertion first.If there are&...
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Mar
30

Simplifying Inventory Transfer and Disposal


Inventory transfer and disposal are simplified in the coming release of R2024a. See this blog for the original processes for transfer and disposal. A part can be transferred to another site by checkout. A transient storeroom is no longer required.A part can be disposed by checkout. A disposable storeroom is no longer required.  1. Process Sett...
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Mar
28

Date and Time in Work Order Timelines


Both date and time will be included in the work order timelines in the coming release of R2024a. The time portion allows better visibility of work order timelines.  1. WO Timeline View The timeline view is accessible from the TaskView or DataView of a work order.  2. Date Only in Timelines The time portion in the timeline views can be tur...
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Mar
27

Surfacing Step Conditions in Work Orders


In the coming release of R2024a (for April 2024) a step condition can be surfaced to work orders based on their priorities. Here's the use case:A tech completing a step may flag the condition for a step to be poor so that supervisors may review and take further actions later.  1. WO Step Condition The condition of a work order step can be...
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Mar
04

When to Use Store-Based Pricing for Inventory


In the coming release of R2024 store-based pricing is available for inventory cost tracking. This blog explains when this feature may be used. 1. Site vs Store Pricing Average pricing per item per site (or Site-Average Pricing) is the default used for inventory cost tracking. It works fine for most use cases. For example, your i...
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Mar
04

How to Report a List of Items Checked Out


This blog demonstrates the use of lookup search by a list of values in inventory reports. For instance, one wants to find out inventory checkouts for a list of items. 1. List Report The first step is to launch "Inventory | Tran. Reports | Item Net Issues. This report shows all the net checkouts (i.e., checkouts minus returns).   Sele...
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