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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

it lower maintenance costs  on the subject, but it appears that a reasonable target for the ratio of planned to unplanned maintenance is 80:20. Clearly, many manufacturing environments have far to go to achieve this target. Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned environment notice significant improvements, such as significant reductions in total downtime lower inventory of spare parts required in stores increased production capacity, as fewer machines lie idle or are in the shop less space Read More...
Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry''s
Support and maintenance (S&M) contracts mean very different things to vendors and to users. With user enterprises'' growing awareness of how these S&M agreements

it lower maintenance costs  lately more and more IT managers are intent on finding ways around ever-increasing S&M costs. Vendors will quickly cite that the bulk of software support fees is related to upgrade rights. Customers receiving S&M instantly acquire an appreciating asset, as they receive access to all future innovations at no additional costs. Furthermore, vendors will point out that this practice is common in other industries. For example, Best Buy , the consumer goods retailer, offers two types of maintenance contracts: Read More...
Lean Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center
It’s common knowledge that asset downtime disrupts production and drives up both process and per-unit operating costs. However, executives often lose sight of

it lower maintenance costs  leanness commitment over time. It took Lucas a period of seven years to slip away from lean practices. The message here: Never relax in the e ort to trim waste and streamline practices. Hand-in-hand with these improvements comes refined purchasing methodology. Most storerooms employ computerized systems that govern parts ordering. Consider supplier consolidation within that scheme so that the power of volume purchasing can be brought to bear on supplier pricing. For multi-site enterprises this can reap Read More...
How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application
If you’re not using a service and maintenance application, you may have reached the point where manual systems no longer support the pace of business. Where to

it lower maintenance costs  promises to deliver, if it isn''t user-friendly, your staff won''t be able to maximize the full benefits. Make sure you select a solution that''s logical and easy to use. Ask these questions during the interview process: Does the system enable users to easily sort and view information, allowing them to know exactly which activities need to be done at all times? Does the software use the familiar navigational model of a standard Web browser? Is the system accessible over the Web? Can the software provide a Read More...
What Are the Support and Maintenance Options?
Enterprise software licensees do have a choice when it comes to software support and maintenance (S&M) providers, with several, less expensive options existing

it lower maintenance costs  is rapidly growing because it addresses and fills an important need in the enterprise software market. Businesses that rely on alternative S&M offerings have achieved proven benefits for many years, and these results have validated the industry and eliminated the perceived risks that have been perpetuated by software vendors. Third party maintenance options do have a role in the market, since they do lower the costs for enterprises and take out some of the sting of paying for S&M (including new product Read More...
IT Services(2)
Wipro''s IT solution and services include IT infrastructure systems integration, information systems

it lower maintenance costs  Services(2) Wipro''s IT solution and services include IT infrastructure systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research development. Read More...
Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into

it lower maintenance costs  than a thousand firms, it covers common problems and working solutions for how to effectively implement and use ERP systems. The book can be ordered on amazon.com. This excerpt on Justification of ERP Investments is presented in four parts: Quantifiable benefits from an ERP system The intangible effects of ERP Costs of implementing an ERP system Replacing or re-implementing an ERP system Reprinted with permission of McGraw-Hill. One-Time Costs Software . The cost of an ERP software package varies Read More...
How to Lower Your ERP Implementation Costs
Most companies are facing a number of pressures, thanks to a stormy economic climate. To help control costs and resources, many small to medium businesses (SMBs

it lower maintenance costs  resources)? How long will it take before we see return on investment (ROI) ? What is the timeline for this project through to go-live? Do you provide a pilot ( prototype ) installation? Note: Question 5 is a trick question. If anyone tries to guarantee trouble-free enterprise software implementations, look elsewhere. They just don''t exist. About the Authors Khudsiya Quadri brings more than 10 years of industry experience to her role as a research analyst at TEC. Prior to joining TEC, Quadri was a senior Read More...
Big Data, Mobility, and Green IT: Innovations for Manufacturers and Distributors
Your business is in good company if it is considering big data, mobility, and/or green information technology (IT) solutions. Before making an investment

it lower maintenance costs  in good company if it is considering big data, mobility, and/or green information technology (IT) solutions. Before making an investment decision, however, it should evaluate its options relative to actual business strategies and operating requirements. Only then will it put itself in a position to make a well-informed investment decision. Download this article to learn more. Read More...
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 lower 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...
Why IT Does Matter in BPO
IT plays a critical role in any outsourcing effort. Organizations engaged in or pursuing business process outsourcing (BPO) must ensure that they truly

it lower maintenance costs  IT Does Matter in BPO IT plays a critical role in any outsourcing effort. Organizations engaged in or pursuing business process outsourcing (BPO) must ensure that they truly understand the capabilities of their existing software environment, as well as the capabilities of candidate BPO service providers. Embedding IT requirements and capabilities from the start will thus improve the likelihood of success for any BPO endeavor. Read More...
Maintenance Scheduling 101
Many organizations have tried to address their maintenance scheduling woes by introducing new and sometimes very advanced technologies. The reality is that

it lower maintenance costs  was present and replace it if it was down. They could also perform visual inspections as well as touch and feel components for heat and vibration, and check for abnormal noise, smell, and any process leakage. As a result, Operations started playing a more active role in ensuring the proper performance of their equipment. They would inspect safety guards around couplings and shafts and would report any abnormalities to the shift mechanic or to the shift electrician who would then determine the severity of Read More...
Missing PDF Fonts: Why It Happens and What You Can Do About It
Fonts are the essential elements of any portable document format (PDF) file, but are often taken for granted by most readers. But what if you are a developer

it lower maintenance costs  PDF Fonts: Why It Happens and What You Can Do About It Portability is the cornerstone of the PDF. However, since its inception, the PDF’s foremost characteristic has been shaken by its own popularity and evolution. But what are the causes? Source : Amyuni Technologies Resources Related to Missing PDF Fonts: Why It Happens and What You Can Do About It : Portable Document Format (PDF) (Wikipedia) Missing PDF Fonts: Why It Happens and What You Can Do About It Portable Document Format is also known Read More...
Lean IT Governance: The Most Realistic and Attainable Approach to IT Governance
The most realistic and attainable approach to IT governance is a

it lower maintenance costs  IT enhances organizational performance. IT projects such as implementing applications, integrating systems and enhancing telecommunications can dramatically lower costs, create competitive advantage and increase customer satisfaction. For IT to be considered a high performer, IT project performance must be high. Continuously improving IT project performance is a two-fold effort. First, IT managers must prioritize projects relative to anticipated outcomes, and relative to IT’s capacity to execute the Read More...

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