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Maintenance Tips For Improved Profits: Creating the Business Case to Invest in Automation
Does it really make sense to spend money to save money? The answer may surprise you when it comes to maintenance of large capital assets including Facilities

it save on maintenance costs  Business Case . Does it really make sense to spend money to save money? The answer may surprise you when it comes to maintenance of large capital assets including Facilities, Fleet, Plant Equipment and yes, even computers. It makes even more sense when you consider that today more and more companies are adding a new line item in their financial statements called Deferred Maintenance Revenue Write Down . A lack of preventive maintenance affects the shareholders of all companies due to aging assets and 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 save on 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...
Is There a Street Corner for a Vendor-neutral Third Party Support and Maintenance Provider?
Although Rimini Street''s client base is still budding, the third party provider of support and maintenance has been quite bullish, owing to the accelerating

it save on maintenance costs  be to SAP''s once it begins to provide third party S&M for the vendor''s products in the near future). Today, the firm employs about thirty people only and has over twenty customers. About 70 percent are Siebel customers, and the remaining 30 percent are PeopleSoft customers (given that offerings for JD Edwards customers are relatively new). Yet, although these absolute numbers are not large, the client list does include some notable, brand-name, Fortune 500 firms. While many providers have third party S&M 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 save on maintenance costs  or do you create it from scratch? Do you perform recurring jobs? Do you generate quotes? Do you sell goods? Do you link jobs to projects? Do you track phases in jobs? Do you use subcontractors? Do you track serial numbers for items sold? Do you track serial numbers for parts used? Do you allocate labor to jobs? Do you allocate employees to jobs and track their performance? Do you allocate spares to jobs? Do you allocate miscellaneous charges to jobs? Do you issue spares or parts to jobs? Do you have Read More...
Maintenance Software--Plan Ahead to Maximize CMMS Vendor Web Site Visits
For those looking for a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor, the Web is often the first place to start. There are a number of web site features

it save on maintenance costs  page response times. If it takes longer than a few seconds to get something on screen, users get anxious. That''s why most sites bring up at least a title, framework, and some basic text followed by the progressive filling of empty spaces with buttons, graphics, and further text. The entire process should take only under a minute. Once the entire screen has materialized, users can explore the numerous links. Some sites will show sub-categories as you move the cursor over the main headings. One interesting 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 save on 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...
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 save on maintenance costs  and being ready when it is needed for production. If an asset does not meet these objectives, it has failed. How can reliability eliminate waste? Machines that are reliable produce less scrap and product that is within specification eliminating the cause of defect correction. Equipment must be ready to run when demand is presented. Preventive Maintenance Is Anti-Lean Asset management systems have used the concept of preventive maintenance for years as a strategy to avoid unplanned downtime. Preventive 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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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 save on maintenance costs  of about a dozen IT executives. What they shared was a common ERP system. Most people would think their ERP system was old (it was introduced in the 80''s and the average length of time that these companies had been using the product was approximately eight years). Over the last few years, most of the individuals in the group had faced the issue of replacing their existing ERP system (see The Old ERP Dilemma: Replace or Add-on ) and each had decided to keep their existing system. These individuals were 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 save on 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...
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 save on 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...
Rimini Street: The End of Full-price Software Maintenance Is Here!
In a recent press release, Rimini Street boldly declared the end of full-price software maintenance. The vocal and upbeat third-party software maintenance

it save on maintenance costs  Rimini Street has made it easier for customers to negotiate their best pricing, support features, and service contract terms from Oracle and SAP by providing customers with a  competitive proposal available online . Rimini Street believes competition is important in the marketplace—so even if a customer evaluates Rimini Street’s third-party support option and determines that it is not right for the company today, the customer can still use the Rimini Street proposal as leverage to get the best Read More...
Application Lifecycle Maintenance
Lionbridge offers scalable application development and maintenance solutions that include custom software development, code enhancements, and legacy systems

it save on maintenance costs  process to move critical IT activities offshore. In India, its mature, yet flexibel process frameworks have achieved a Software Capability Maturity Model level® 5 rating. Read More...
Attenda''s IT Service Management Platform: Attenda M.O. - An Overview
Businesses today demand that their information technology (IT) functions deliver certainty, confidence, and agility while improving efficiency. This white paper

it save on maintenance costs  s IT Service Management Platform: Attenda M.O. - An Overview Businesses today demand that their information technology (IT) functions deliver certainty, confidence, and agility while improving efficiency. This white paper explains how Attenda provides a way for businesses to achieve their IT goals while avoiding the pitfalls of wholesale outsourcing or uncontrolled consumption of public cloud services. Read More...

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