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Technology Hardware Maintenance-Acquiring and Managing Cost Effective Service


Hardware maintenance can represent a significant information technology cost, but options for managing that cost exist. If you analyze hardware maintenance from an enterprise perspective, you will identify those options and ensure the cost-effective delivery of those services.

cost effective maintenance  Hardware Maintenance-Acquiring and Managing Cost Effective Service Introduction Who likes getting their car serviced? No one does, but the need for dependable transportation requires us to maintain our cars. A similar situation applies to maintaining a portfolio of technology hardware. The business depends on its reliability, so we must maintain it. This article focuses on how an organization acquires and manages that maintenance service cost-effectively. Identify the Enterprise Portfolio The first step Read More

Continuous Improvement Offers CMMS Maintenance Benefits


Computer maintenance management system (CMMS) packages are excellent tools for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data and can offer insight into a process’ problem. Critical success factors for the effective use for the CMMS involves clear support from management and measurable drivers involving time, quality, and cost.

cost effective maintenance  and issuing inventory items. Cost reduction The third key driver of a continuous improvement program is cost reduction through productivity gains. The CMMS can report on areas of high cost and drill down to the supporting cost detail, especially if activity-based costing is employed. New processes can then be put into place to reduce areas of high cost. For example, suppose the amount spent on hand tools each year is believed to be excessive. One solution might be to move from company-owned tools, which Read More

Use a Computerized Maintenance Management System to Improve Predictive Maintenance Performance


Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management or enterprise asset management system is useful tool to create a planned environment, help build accurate equipment history, and develop comprehensive analysis capability.

cost effective maintenance  rework, etc. lower total cost of ownership of assets more predictable and stable production scheduling, so that customer responsiveness is improved For companies moving in the right direction, however, there''s still some uncertainty as to the optimal balance of reactive maintenance, preventive maintenance (PM), and predictive maintenance (PdM) for their particular environments. Generally, organizations that are well on their way to building a planned environment do so using a high proportion of PM as Read More

Developing an Effective CMMS Implementation Plan


Today’s maintenance staff is tasked with doing more with less. The challenge here is that their efficiency ratings when measured can be as low as 10% to 40%. So where does your maintenance department stand in terms of these statistics? Although CMMS software has been around for more than 20 years, and the adoption rate continues to climb, many companies still struggle with creating an efficient centralized maintenance and operations program.

cost effective maintenance  may find that this cost alone will outweigh the investment in procuring a new software package and the ensuing implementation. You may very well find out that you already have a software package that is doing a good job and perhaps it is time to sit down with the vendor and discuss a corporate wide roll-out. So to review: Inventory the tools currently used to manage, collect & distribute data Determine the costs associated for licensing, support and upgrades Identify common software tools used in Read More

CMMS Templates for Effective Implementations


Despite all of these great advances in our work environments the great majority of plants and industrial organizations continue to operate in a reactive state of maintenance. Why is this so? Today the functionalities of CMMS, or the technology to manage maintenance, have outstripped our abilities to do so in practice.

cost effective maintenance  due to the cheap cost of labour and hence perceived cheap cost of doing business. However rising labour costs and perceived low productivity levels has left many companies questioning their investment in this market. Mexican operations are looking at the possibility of losing their strategic advantage due mainly to these factors, in various sectors. Associated with this is the trend for the overall rising direct cost of maintenance thus requiring greater reliability of assets. Through increased Read More

Six Ways to Achieve Sustainable Supply Chain Cost Reductions


We have all been through the experience of trying to hold on to hard won cost reductions in our supply chain operations in the face of unexpected changes in requirements. Read this white paper from Waer Systems to look at the factors that can derail sustainable cost reductions, and learn ways to improve sustainability of your cost reduction initiatives.

cost effective maintenance  Achieve Sustainable Supply Chain Cost Reductions We have all been through the experience of trying to hold on to hard won cost reductions in our supply chain operations in the face of unexpected changes in requirements. Read this white paper from Waer Systems to look at the factors that can derail sustainable cost reductions, and learn ways to improve sustainability of your cost reduction initiatives. Read More

Your Guide to Effective Vulnerability Management


With the growing global epidemic of data theft, tougher regulations are being enforced by government bodies worldwide. As such, organizations need to work harder at proactive security. With the right technology, identifying network vulnerabilities and measuring overall security exposure becomes manageable. By using these eight steps as your guide, you can put an end to network security vulnerabilities once and for all.

cost effective maintenance  Guide to Effective Vulnerability Management With the growing global epidemic of data theft, tougher regulations are being enforced by government bodies worldwide. As such, organizations need to work harder at proactive security. With the right technology, identifying network vulnerabilities and measuring overall security exposure becomes manageable. By using these eight steps as your guide, you can put an end to network security vulnerabilities once and for all. Read More

How Airlines Can Stop Getting Murdered by Maintenance Costs


Patchwork maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) systems can cost large airlines millions in duplicated effort, extra inventory, and delays. But with round-the-clock schedules to maintain, few airlines can afford to upgrade to an integrated MRO solution any time soon. Today TEC Analyst Philippe Reney looks at two ways airlines can improve their MRO capabilities without a complete IT overhaul.

cost effective maintenance  providing significant planning functionality, cost avoidance, and operational efficiency for your organization. Read More

Effective Relationships with Service Providers


The decision to use external resources on a project of any size or focus can be a tough one for a company facing the need to look outside its trusted staff to make something happen. "Can the appropriate skills be found at an acceptable cost?" is the first question. Indeed, defining your service needs, and then developing and maintaining a proper relationship with the provider you've hired is one of the most important things you can do to increase your success potential.

cost effective maintenance  found at an acceptable cost? is the first question. Indeed, defining your service needs, and then developing and maintaining a proper relationship with the provider you''ve hired is one of the most important things you can do to increase your success potential. Read More

The Impact of Technology on Cost in Business Process Outsourcing


Many different factors contribute to the cost of a business process outsourcing (BPO) engagement. Among them, IT, especially software, is a key cost determinant that is often underestimated. A diligent assessment of BPO needs to address several cost components that are not included in the provider’s total contract value (TCV)—components which are often overlooked by buyers.

cost effective maintenance  Impact of Technology on Cost in Business Process Outsourcing Many different factors contribute to the cost of a business process outsourcing (BPO) engagement. Among them, IT, especially software, is a key cost determinant that is often underestimated. A diligent assessment of BPO needs to address several cost components that are not included in the provider’s total contract value (TCV)—components which are often overlooked by buyers. Read More

Cost and Pricing Models in Food and Beverage Processing: Seeing the Forest through the Trees


Lost sight of your bottom line? Product pricing not in step with your actual costs? So busy trying to stay on top of cost behavior that you can’t keep your costs under control? Cost and pricing models, as part of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, can help you better understand your costs. Put corrective measures into motion before problems occur—and save your food and beverage enterprise time and money.

cost effective maintenance  stay on top of cost behavior that you can’t keep your costs under control? Cost and pricing models, as part of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, can help you better understand your costs. Put corrective measures into motion before problems occur—and save your food and beverage enterprise time and money. Read More

CHAMPS Computerized Maintenance Management System: Powering Asset Reliability and Performance


CHAMPS Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) is designed to reduce maintenance cost and deliver increased return on your assets. We can show you how CHAMPS CMMS will transform your asset management processes.

cost effective maintenance  designed to reduce maintenance cost and deliver increased return on your assets. We can show you how CHAMPS CMMS will transform your asset management processes. Read More

What Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance?


Mature systems in any enterprise require an approach different from newer implementations to software support—one that focuses on customization, interoperability, and performance support. Yet despite this fact, most vendors continue to offer the same one-size-fits-all models of support.

cost effective maintenance  to the system, the cost of accepting a new release varies considerably, and this cost directly impacts the relative value of the new release (see The Old ERP Dilemma—Should We Install The New Release? , The Old ERP Dilemma—The Refresh Option , and To Upgrade, or Not To Upgrade: That Is Not The Question—But How To Upgrade Is ). Many customers thus have difficulty justifying the substantial cost of implementing major upgrades, and they will resist doing so without a compelling reason (other than Read More

Six Steps to Effective Inventory Management


You can take two approaches to inventory management: assume it’s a necessary evil and implement an inventory reduction program when cash gets tight, or put an active inventory management process in place, and continually improve the business results. Learn how to view inventory as cash that can be invested in other ways: move from reactive inventory management to lean and active inventory management in six easy steps.

cost effective maintenance  Steps to Effective Inventory Management You can take two approaches to inventory management: assume it’s a necessary evil and implement an inventory reduction program when cash gets tight, or put an active inventory management process in place, and continually improve the business results. Learn how to view inventory as cash that can be invested in other ways: move from reactive inventory management to lean and active inventory management in six easy steps. Read More