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Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS "Value Gap"? Part Two: Reliability Driven Maintenance


Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the "asset health" to determine what maintenance work should occur and when something should be done. It enables preemptive intervention before failure occurs, whereby failure would mean that equipment is not delivering required performance regardless of whether it is actually broken down or not.

it maintenance costs sap  fixing the asset when it breaks down. If the cost of failure is low but the cost of maintenance is high, one has to minimize the amount of maintenance required and this may again be best done by waiting for the asset to break before expending any maintenance cost. Where the cost of failure is high and the cost of maintenance is low, one logically has to be more proactive and accept more maintenance cost in order to insure that the asset will not fail. Here, a time-based preventive maintenance strategy Read More

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SAP purports that SAP MDM also lays the foundation for efficient and accurate exchange of cross-business information. Consumer products companies, for instance, can exchange timely product information with retail distributors, avoid costly inaccuracies, enhance merchandizing, and improve supply chain operations.

it maintenance costs sap  systems, enabling intersystem communication. It allows central data maintenance to group logically related objects and distribute these concurrently into designated systems. Automated publish and subscribe models ensure that the right information is easily and cost-effectively delivered to the right destination. Further, with its data consolidation, harmonization, maintenance, and distribution mechanisms for SAP and non-SAP solutions, SAP MDM aims at helping companies derive even more value from their Read More

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it maintenance costs sap  the project is implemented, IT also needs a smooth process for transitioning the implementation into operations where knowledge acquired during the project thus far can be transferred and managed to facilitate software deployment and ongoing maintenance phases. Effective Solution Operations with SAP Solution Manager As part of its efforts to support the application life cycle as defined by ITIL v3, SAP offers the Run SAP methodology, which provides best practices, content, services, training, and tools Read More

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it maintenance costs sap  time, many customers realize it will take at least a decade for market battles to play out over system architectures, new middleware, and service-oriented architecture (SOA) technology standards, as experience teaches us, see Architecture Evolution: From Web-based to Service-oriented Architecture . Lastly, many customers are concerned that choosing one vendor will leave them with a potentially weak or unviable solution in the coming shake out. Although existing enterprise systems'' customers are a Read More

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it maintenance costs sap  to note that some IT executives within the surveyed group indicated that they view maintenance agreements as insurance policies. Because it is hard to predict what and when something could go wrong with a system, these executives felt that paying the maintenance bill lowered the IT risk for their companies. Clearly, this value is a function of how any one company looks at risk—as in how much it is willing to accept. Vendors will continue to play the insurance angle ( would a responsible person drive a Read More

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it maintenance costs sap  create a narrative whereby it is a thought leader in the market rather than a throwback ERP vendor, its customers are not necessarily impressed by that. Would customers rather have their hefty annual service and support dollars spent on germane industry-specific capabilities that they badly need, or on a new generic whiz-bang technology platform that requires yet another wave of migrations from R/3- and NetWeaver-based systems that they have only just gotten to work? Do they even appreciate that their Read More

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it maintenance costs sap  SAP, however, was that it has not been much harmed during this lengthy period of resolving AFS glitches, because apparel and footwear makers have meanwhile had a few other choices. Other vendors with strong products in this market niche, like Intentia''s Movex Fashion and Datatex'' TIM ( Textile Integrated Management ) are still creating a uniform global brand recognition outside Europe, while former JBA International''s System21 Style has lost much of its identity due to its new parent, Geac ''s own Read More

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