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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

lean maintenance  Asset reliability can drive lean maintenance concepts. About the Author Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP Partners. He has over 25 years experience as an executive in the software industry. Olin has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent author and an award-winning speaker on topics of gaining value from ERP, SCP, e-commerce, and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Olin@ProcessERP.com . Read More...
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Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. ...
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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

lean maintenance  modern-day labels, such as lean reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) and total productive maintenance (TPM). However, there's no mistaking the underlying issues: companies need to become better at operating a more stable, planned, and predictable maintenance environment at minimal cost. Although the figures vary, most maintenance managers would agree they don't like playing the role of firefighter, with as many as 40 to 80 percent of requests for maintenance services being unplanned or even Read More...
Enhancing Lean Practices: Lean Adoption in the Industrial Machinery and Components Industry
Customer churn rates are higher than ever: although businesses say they are devoted to loyalty, their management systems and budgets do not support that claim

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The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers
While consumer products manufacturers are relatively recent adopters of lean programs, they are already achieving value through a firm commitment to

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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

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LEAN OPINION POLL: Are Lean Concepts and ERP Systems Still Antagonists?
It’s been many years since this question of compatibility between lean practices and enterprise resource planning (ERP) was rigorously discussed and brought

lean maintenance  OPINION POLL: Are Lean Concepts and ERP Systems Still Antagonists? It’s been many years since this question of compatibility between lean practices and enterprise resource planning (ERP) was rigorously discussed and brought many controversial and opposite opinions to the table. Can these two work well together, or do they have no place in each other’s space? It seems like even after all this time—and discussion—the jury is still out the final verdict. The answer is not a simple “yes” or Read More...
Maintenance Planning... Getting Back to Basics
Proper maintenance planning is the first step in moving from a reactive to a proactive mode. Yet organizations continue to struggle with establishing proper

lean maintenance  Planning... Getting Back to Basics Proper maintenance planning is the first step in moving from a reactive to a proactive mode. Yet organizations continue to struggle with establishing proper planning processes. This paper provides back to basics perspective on the key elements of maintenance planning. 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

lean maintenance  Are the Support and Maintenance Options? Enterprises can remain at the mercy of vendors' high-priced support and maintenance (S&M) agreements for only so long. If vendors continue playing hardball with their customers, they are likely to face substantial customer defections, with customers seeking alternative options. To learn more about software maintenance and support, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? , Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Read More...
9 Things to Look For in Lean Accounting Software for Manufacturers
I attended the Lean Accounting Summit in Orlando in September, and I’m still struck by the totally different attitudes of companies that choose lean

lean maintenance  to Look For in Lean Accounting Software for Manufacturers I attended the Lean Accounting Summit in Orlando in September, and I’m still struck by the totally different attitudes of companies that choose lean transformation versus conventional non-lean companies. Lean thinking certainly isn’t new to the business community, but many managers and business influencers still have no clear understanding of lean. They typically pick and choose their lean manufacturing tools, and ignore other lean principles Read More...
Lean Maintenance-Does It Impact Reliability? Lessons Learned and Best Practices
The main cause of lean maintenance failure is that companies fail to focus on asset reliability. The reliability approach to capacity, which includes risk

lean maintenance  are many reasons why lean maintenance fails, but the number one cause of failure is the lack of focus on reliability. To understand this, we must start by defining lean maintenance. Lean maintenance is a proactive maintenance operation employing planned and scheduled maintenance activities through total productive maintenance (TPM) practices. It uses maintenance strategies developed through the application of reliability centered maintenance (RCM) decision logic and is practiced by empowered Read More...
Lean Manufacturing
In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in

lean maintenance  In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in production capacity and product quality, reduced production time and inventories, etc.—there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ philosophy of applying lean principles to every manufacturing organization. Find out how you need to view lean to get the most out of it for your particular organization. Read More...
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

lean maintenance  Tips For Improved Profits: Creating the Business Case to Invest in Automation Maintenance Tips For Improved Profits: Creating the Business Case to Invest in Automation If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Web Work Mobile CMMS allows operations and maintenance managers to exchange information easily and more efficiently to increase workflow, create greater efficiency and improve profitability . Source : Tero Read More...
Integrating Lean Practices and ERP
Many organizations are undertaking some form of lean initiative, but if one were to ask one hundred different people, one would probably different explanations

lean maintenance  Lean Practices and ERP Many organizations are undertaking some form of lean initiative, but if one were to ask one hundred different people, one would probably different explanations from each person. With a variety of methods, techniques, and terms bandied about, many are forced to use the same definition that the late Justice Potter Stewart used for pornography: “I know it when I see it.” Shop floor practices that move inventory to the point of consumption, like kanban, are also Read More...
Lean Inventory by the Numbers
Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that

lean maintenance  by the Numbers Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that characterize a distribution center (DC) and its constituent stock keeping units (SKUs), performing this type of analysis without using the right tools can be daunting—if not impossible. Find out how a tool-based approach can make getting lean easier. Read More...

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