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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

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

An Integrated Maintenance and Logistics Solution for Defense


Today’s defense industry needs maintenance and logistics software that increases the self-sustainability of weapons systems and allows system operators to perform maintenance in the field—increasing uptime and readiness. An integrated maintenance and logistics (IML) solution provides critical information for multiple weapons systems in real time—thus increasing readiness without increasing headcount.

cost effective maintenance  Reducing the total lifecycle cost of the platform Reduction in incorrect part orders Providing increased readiness without increasing headcount Enigma’s Integrated Maintenance/Logistics (E-IML) solution is more than the traditional Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) . Based on the acclaimed Enigma 3C® Platform, the E-IML actually exceeds the definition of a class V IETM, and has been designed to enable this new military doctrine. The EIML provides a single electronic interface, allowing 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

Team With Business Management to Drive Out IT Cost


IT complexity drives cost and to a great extent, it is business management that drives IT complexity. Until IT architecture and infrastructure are simplified and configured into an adaptable platform, system design and construction will be fraught with wasteful work and non-essential components.

cost effective maintenance  to Drive Out IT Cost Team With Business Management to Drive Out IT Cost J. Dowling - July 25, 2002 Introduction   Does it cost more to run an IT Department that uses two relational database management systems than only one? How about three? How about a company that uses twenty-one different shop floor control systems or a state government that has more than thirty purchasing systems? Let''s throw out the infinitesimal percentage of companies who do benefit from having multiple variants of the same Read More

Get in the Loop with Closed-Loop Diagnostics and Unlock the Door to Profitable Maintenance


US companies spend approximately $300 billion (USD) annually on asset maintenance and operations, with 80 percent going to fixing asset failures. This situation can now be drastically improved with the advent of enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions that incorporate closed-loop diagnostics. This best-of-breed maintenance functionality extends the boundaries of traditional software by providing specialized failure analysis features that are fully integrated with core business processes. This paper examines how EAM solutions can support closed-loop diagnostics to provide a number of significant benefits.

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Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) RFI/RFP Template


Maintenance Management, Customer Contracts (Agreements), Customer Orders, Customer Quotations, Work Orders, Product Technology

cost effective maintenance  Overhaul (MRO) vendors accurately cost required development work. Compare your existing systems to the winning solution (gap analysis). All of TEC''s RFI/RFP Templates are delivered to your in-box as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets so you can easily share and customize them. Read More

Lean Maintenance-Does It Impact Reliability? Lessons Learned and Best Practices


The main cause of lean maintenance failure is that companies fail to focus on asset reliability. The reliability approach to capacity, which includes risk prioritization analyses of assets, can help a company achieve lean success.

cost effective maintenance  PMs. Many times, maintenance costs are higher than they should be because of time-based PMs. Process for the sake of process . Companies focus on changing the maintenance process instead of using the same energy to focus on the reliability needs of the asset. I am not saying you do not need a strong maintenance process, but if you don''t understand the reliability needs of an asset enabling it to meet the business goals of an operation, then how do you develop a maintenance process? The Reliability Read More

Seven Steps for Effective Leadership Development


To identify, attract, fill, and retain corporate leadership talent, companies need to focus on hiring strategies, employee development, and career and succession planning. However, most companies are not well prepared to fill vacancies in their leadership roles. By employing consistent, organization-wide talent management programs at all levels, companies can develop effective leadership and return significant business value. This executive brief outlines how the use of consistent, enterprise wide talent management programs can help organizations develop effective leadership and return significant business value.

cost effective maintenance  Steps for Effective Leadership Development To identify, attract, fill, and retain corporate leadership talent, companies need to focus on hiring strategies, employee development, and career and succession planning. However, most companies are not well prepared to fill vacancies in their leadership roles. By employing consistent, organization-wide talent management programs at all levels, companies can develop effective leadership and return significant business value. This executive brief outlines Read More

10 Key Steps to Effective HR Succession Planning


Two forces are driving organizations to consider succession planning as a component of overall strategy: the aging workforce and a shortfall in labor skills. Both factors will only become more pressing as time goes on. That’s why succession planning requires a long-term strategic commitment rather than a short-term (and sometimes panic-driven) effort to fill vacancies as they occur.

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Maintenance Software--How to Negotiate Successful Contracts with CMMS Vendors


When negotiating a contract with a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor the guiding principals and definition of the project must first be determined. Deliverables, pricing options, payment terms, continuance, product and service quality, and liabilities are additional areas that must be considered in negotiations.

cost effective maintenance  of the base software cost might be a fair amount. The next payment of approximately 30 percent covers shipment of the software. A further 30 percent covers a successful install. The final 30 percent comes after a reasonable warranty period of 90 days. Some companies successfully negotiate an incremental per seat fee, for example, as the number of users increases, the CMMS vendor is paid more, to a maximum of the site license ceiling. An expiration date or back-out clause for the license fee is handy, Read More

Service Parts Planning for Maintenance Management


Whether you have a small network with a couple of printers and a fax machine, or a sophisticated shop floor using robots, cranes, etc., you have to make sure your assets are functioning properly. One of the main challenges is finding the right spare part to repair your equipment. There are two facts that are certain in the enterprise asset management (EAM) world: 1. your equipment will break

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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

How CFOs Can Overcome Internal Resistance to Cost Reduction


The major barrier to continuous cost reduction is not the suppliers; instead, the internal resistance to change by employees is often the primary reason millions of dollars can be left on the table. This white paper will walk you through the top seven techniques for combatting resistance to expense reduction and give you some best practices in the area of cost containment.

cost effective maintenance  Overcome Internal Resistance to Cost Reduction The major barrier to continuous cost reduction is not the suppliers; instead, the internal resistance to change by employees is often the primary reason millions of dollars can be left on the table. This white paper will walk you through the top seven techniques for combatting resistance to expense reduction and give you some best practices in the area of cost containment. Read More