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Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the

it direct maintenance costs  as well. Using EXP it has purportedly brought $7 million (USD) to the bottom line through increased equipment availability and decreased operating costs. For example, looking at the performance of wheel dozers, the plant gets more total performance with only half the fleet. Further, the operating costs of large wheel loaders have dropped by 43.4 percent, while the life span of 190-ton off-highway trucks has been extended by greater than 60 percent. Dofasco is not the only equity partner for Ivara, which, Read More...
Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
The metric of plant maintenance should now be in the ability of the plant to meet the strategic goals of the company beyond customarily expected cost savings

it direct maintenance costs  asset''s potential for failure. It is a process for defining possibly a cost-effective schedule for each asset necessary to maintain reliable performance. In order to establish this schedule, reasonable expectations of performance, limitations, and priorities must be established for the physical asset. Instead of focusing on preventing an asset from failing at all costs, RCM concentrates on ensuring its continued reliability by shifting the maintenance paradigm from one of prevention to one of prediction, Read More...
Finding Opportunity in Rising Fuel Costs: Strategies for Industrial Equipment Companies
The rising price of fuel has set in motion a series of more profound changes for both consumers and industry. But those companies that take comfort from the

it direct maintenance costs  not be feasible. Yet it makes sense to develop continuous improvement programs to eliminate wasting them-whether as indirect materials such as oil used in machining or as scrap of direct materials such as plastics and petrochemicals. FIGURE 4: Fuel Price Impacts In Addition to Transportation Costs Beyond transportation costs, most manufacturers are suffering from increased material costs. Many also find production heating and cooling cost rises are a challenge. Source: Industry Directions study of Read More...
Reducing Costs with Efficient Operations: A Fast Track to More Working Capital
Untamed costs can deplete the precious working capital that’s critical to your ongoing operations. But, you can get a handle on costs by taking steps to improve

it direct maintenance costs  COST STRUCTURE If only it didn’t cost so much money to make money. That’s the predicament of many small businesses and midsize companies. Customers keep demanding more for less – and those product and service enhancements cost you more to provide even though you get paid less for them. Larger competitors often have deeper pockets – plus, they enjoy economies of scale that you can’t match. Untamed costs can deplete the precious working capital that’s critical to your ongoing operations and new Read More...
How One Vendor Addresses Support and Maintenance Issues
SAP is addressing the problem of customers wanting support that vendors are either not providing, or providing at unjustifiable prices. Support and maintenance

it direct maintenance costs  partner products. If possible, it would be ideal for the advisory personnel to have knowledge of the complete playing field, including the competitive offerings. Early in 2006, SAP expanded its support services to meet customers'' changing demands. SAP introduced SAP Premium Support to mitigate some of the above conventional S&M contractual pitfalls, and to underline its commitment to continual S&M evolution and growth. Premium Support provides a new option between SAP Standard Support , a fairly Read More...
The Elusive Weekly Maintenance Schedule
The weekly schedule process is by far the most significant yet underutilized tool for work force efficiency. A resource-leveled weekly schedule provides a

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Best Practices and Processes for Improving the Business Value of IT
Understanding, measuring, and managing against return on investment of a company’s IT investment (ROIT) enables IT leaders to quantitatively frame their

it direct maintenance costs  the Business Value of IT Understanding, measuring, and managing against return on investment of a company’s IT investment (ROIT) enables IT leaders to quantitatively frame their contribution to the business and justify initiatives they seek to undertake. Read about concrete practices, processes, and recommendations to drive ROIT investment via key areas for improvement, the value of improvement, and guidelines for evaluating potential projects. Read More...
Drink-IT
Drink-IT@ is a modular software suite that is intended mainly for producers and distribution centers in the beverage industry, such as breweries, specialized

it direct maintenance costs  IT Drink-IT® is a modular software suite that is intended mainly for producers and distribution centers in the beverage industry, such as breweries, specialized beverage wholesalers, and beverage producers. Drink-IT enables them to cover all enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) processes in one integrated solution. Drink-IT enables companies to make informed decisions in production and quality management, logistics, sales, and promotions, and helps them Read More...
Leaner Maintenance Management with Control Systems Integrated CMMS
Maintenance managers play a critical role in an organization looking to optimize operations efficiencies. This paper discusses the benefits of interoperating

it direct maintenance costs  Maintenance Management with Control Systems Integrated CMMS Maintenance managers play a critical role in an organization looking to optimize operations efficiencies. This paper discusses the benefits of interoperating between computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and control systems, and presents potential options on how to accomplish varying levels of integration. Read More...
Net Direct
Net Direct Inc. was founded in 1995 to provide open source solutions to small, medium, and large businesses. Net Direct''s focus is to help its customers

it direct maintenance costs  focus is to help its customers enhance business performance through best-in-class systems, networking, and software technologies. The company is an IBM business partner. Net Direct services cover a range of operating systems, Internet and networking technologies, custom software development, and technology audits. Net Direct is headquartered in Ontario, Canada. Read More...
Columbus IT (USA)
Columbus IT is largely regarded as Microsoft''s leading global Dynamics AX and NAV partner. The company delivers Microsoft-based consulting services in 30

it direct maintenance costs  IT (USA) Columbus IT is largely regarded as Microsoft''s leading global Dynamics AX and NAV partner. The company delivers Microsoft-based consulting services in 30 countries, with more than 1,200 employees. The company has successfully deployed Microsoft Dynamics into more than 5,000 companies in 101 countries. Its consulting and development teams were first to work with Microsoft Dynamics AX in 1999 and have been implementing it from version 1.In 2009, CIT were selected as Microsoft''s global Read More...
Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 2. Measuring the Impact of IT Investments
If the underlying business assumptions change, the cash flow projections may be critically flawed but the KPI’s can still be relatively reliable indicators of

it direct maintenance costs  ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 2. Measuring the Impact of IT Investments Measuring the Impact of IT Investments Ray Tucker, CFO of the $1.3 B adhesives manufacture H.B. Fuller, finds, We can''t really understand all of the benefits that will come from electronically enabling our business. We know that as we standardize on technologies we will grow our business. The benefits will probably come from places we don''t expect to see them . Tucker states that the problem with financial analysis of Read More...
Should It Be Renamed ''Unobtainium''?
Reports indicate that Intel will delay the release of its 64-bit ''Itanium'' processor yet again.

it direct maintenance costs  It Be Renamed ''Unobtainium''? Should It Be Renamed ''Unobtainium''? R. Krause - August 2, 2000 Event Summary Intel executives have said in a financial briefing during July that Intel will push back the release of its 64-bit Itanium processor (formerly known as Merced ), recently slated for October, 2000, by a quarter. This means the first Itanium-based products should not arrive until early in 2001 - somewhat later than the original schedule of 1999. The first products are expected to be servers and 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

it direct maintenance costs  in place for an IT overhaul. With that caveat in mind, there are two solutions that legacy airlines should consider in order to streamline their maintenance operations and significantly control their costs: project management and workflow. Maintenance through Augmented Project Management Airlines are generally challenged by the need to coordinate their maintenance activities visibly  and dynamically across multiple functional units, while at the same time comprehensively tracking the costs of Read More...

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