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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
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
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

it lower maintenance costs  is not altering how it is using the product very much. Although these executives saw the value of bug fixes, the low number of bugs in their systems had made this part of the maintenance service seem more like an insurance policy benefit. What this means is that the older the code is, the lower the value of maintenance. However, the older the code, the higher the customer''s risk is if system upgrades are made that require changing the code. New releases, upgrades, and enhancements is the next area this 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
Enterprise Software Service and Maintenance Alternatives
Traditional license models may be wearing out their welcome for both vendors and customers. A competitive market and a more IT savvy business generation is

it lower maintenance costs  alternatives to the public. It is an experienced Bryan, Texas-based (US), third-party maintenance and support provider for former PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards products (which were recently acquired by Oracle .) The company has been PeopleSoft-focused since its creation a few years ago by former PeopleSoft managers, and has received considerable attention in the last several months by offering lower-cost support contracts to PeopleSoft customers—a cost that is about half the price PeopleSoft would have Read More
IT Services: Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure Competitor Analysis Report
The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT

it lower maintenance costs  Services: Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure Competitor Analysis Report The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld Read More
Should It Be Renamed ''Unobtainium''?
Reports indicate that Intel will delay the release of its 64-bit ''Itanium'' processor yet again.

it lower 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
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 lower 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
The Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance?
After a company has decided to keep an existing ERP system, the next decision is how long should they continue to pay the vendor for maintenance.

it lower maintenance costs  is also true that IT professionals often like to work on newer technology versus supporting older technology, can you give the internal resources the job satisfaction they need to continue providing the support required? Some companies go to a third party to get the support they need. These are typically consulting companies who have a critical mass of individuals with strong backgrounds in the product. The risk in this relationship is the retention by the third party of the individuals in question. For 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
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 lower maintenance costs  and range of solutions it takes to help companies control costs, increase profits, stay ahead of the competition, and succeed. For more information, please visit www.sap.com/solutions/sme /index.epx . Searches related to Reducing Costs with Efficient Operations: A Fast Track to More Working Capital : Reducing Costs | Cost Structure | Competitive Pricing | Operational Efficiency | Operating Efficiency | Competition Based Pricing | Reduce Cost | Lower Benefits Costs | Reducing Business Costs | Competition Read More
Managing IT in a Downturn: Beyond Cost-cutting
During a downturn economy, the IT department is often among the first to be hit with senior executives’ cost-cutting initiatives. Yet in some instances, IT

it lower maintenance costs  IT in a Downturn: Beyond Cost-cutting During a downturn economy, the IT department is often among the first to be hit with senior executives’ cost-cutting initiatives. Yet in some instances, IT investments deliver more value to a company’s top and bottom lines—by creating new efficiencies and increasing revenues—than any savings gained from traditional IT cost-cutting. Discover the other reasons why your IT spending can actually save money in the long run. Read More
Microsoft Dynamics NAV with Drink-IT from NORRIQ Forms the IT Basis for Carlsberg’s Asian Expansion


it lower maintenance costs  from NORRIQ Forms the IT Basis for Carlsberg’s Asian Expansion Read More
Lean Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean?
How can we determine the right maintenance strategy for a specific asset? To meet the objectives of lean, we need to evaluate the cost of failure in terms of

it lower maintenance costs  maintenance has proven that it can lower unplanned downtime. But, applying the principles of lean tells us that unnecessary maintenance is waste. Just like inventory not needed at this time is waste, maintenance tasks done before they are required are also a waste. When preventive maintenance tells us it is time to perform a maintenance routine, the question is, could we have waited or eliminated this routine without a negative impact on the asset''s ability to meet the business objectives? We cannot know Read More
Proactive IT Triage for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
When it comes to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, most IT organizations do not lack measurement data—in fact, they’re buried in it! What they need are effective ways

it lower maintenance costs  IT Triage for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance When it comes to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, most IT organizations do not lack measurement data—in fact, they’re buried in it! What they need are effective ways to put these measurements into the context of critical business services, establish baselines for every layer of every component, and proactively communicate which layer of which component is the root cause of any abnormality. Read More

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