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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 trying to automate something that's broken will cause even more frustration and finger-pointing.

LEAN MAINTENANCE: Maintenance Scheduling 101 Maintenance Scheduling 101 Lorne MacDonald - January 29, 2005 Read Comments Maintenance Scheduling 101 Featured Author - Lorne MacDonald, PopWare Inc. Introduction I ve read and seen a lot of material about advanced maintenance scheduling techniques, but the reality is that most maintenance people are still struggling with the basics. As a former operations/maintenance coordinator who was sick and tired of operating in a reactive, firefighting mode, I understood the potential
1/29/2005

How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval for Service and Maintenance Application. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. 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 start? You should know the five important questions to ask before implementing. The ten essential features to look for. How to prepare for product demonstrations. And the five most common mistakes people make.

LEAN MAINTENANCE: to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques Talent Management for Small and Medium-size Businesses: Steer Your Business to Handle Change by Creating the Right Road Map for Your Talent Journey How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Sage provides business software, services and support to small and medium sized businesses. Whilst our heritage is in the small business market we also
1/25/2007 11:14:00 AM

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 logical way to balance required work versus available man-hours.

LEAN MAINTENANCE: to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques Talent Management for Small and Medium-size Businesses: Steer Your Business to Handle Change by Creating the Right Road Map for Your Talent Journey Acronym-Related White Papers: Business Intelligence (BI) |  Customer Relationship Management (CRM) |  Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) |  Human Capital Management (HCM) |  Information Technology (IT) |  Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) |  Return on Investment (ROI) |  Software as a Service (SaaS) |  Total Cost
1/10/2006 11:58:00 AM

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 for any company that is considering discontinuing S&M for an application product.

LEAN MAINTENANCE: What Are the Support and Maintenance Options? What Are the Support and Maintenance Options? P.J. Jakovljevic - April 4, 2007 Read Comments 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
4/4/2007

The Lean Front End: A Breakthrough Opportunity
A company’s best opportunity to gain major margin improvement is in its front end—the sales, customer service, and processes needed to transform inquiries into orders. And one of the best strategies is to apply lean thinking to the front end. Read about an integrated solution that addresses the unique requirements of your sales processes to help dramatically reduce cycle times, eradicate waste, and increase your margins.

LEAN MAINTENANCE: The Lean Front End: A Breakthrough Opportunity The Lean Front End: A Breakthrough Opportunity Source: BigMachines Document Type: White Paper Description: A company’s best opportunity to gain major margin improvement is in its front end—the sales, customer service, and processes needed to transform inquiries into orders. And one of the best strategies is to apply lean thinking to the front end. Read about an integrated solution that addresses the unique requirements of your sales processes to help
4/22/2008 11:14:00 AM

Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment
Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment. Solutions and Other Documents to Characterize Your Acquisition, In Relation To Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment. Small and medium businesses (SMB) need to address inventory challenges by using a tightly integrated approach that reflects the dynamics of the extended supply chain. Data must also be available to other application modules within the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. An inventory optimization solution allows companies to effectively fulfill demand and identify how to gain additional profits from their inventories.

LEAN MAINTENANCE: Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment Source: SYSPRO Document Type: White Paper Description: Small and medium businesses (SMB) need to address inventory challenges by using a tightly integrated approach that reflects the dynamics of the extended supply chain. Data must also be available to other application modules within the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. An inventory optimization solution allows companies to
11/3/2006 3:54:00 PM

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems: A TutorialPart Two: Benefits and Interfaces
A CMMS is an excellent business opportunity whose implementation can significantly improve operations, reduce equipment downtime, increase accountability of the maintenance functions, and produce substantial financial savings. Read on to learn how this can be accomplished.

LEAN MAINTENANCE: Computerized Maintenance Management Systems: A Tutorial Part Two: Benefits and Interfaces Computerized Maintenance Management Systems: A Tutorial Part Two: Benefits and Interfaces Joseph J. Strub - July 8, 2003 Read Comments Benefits A CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) can be one of the easier pieces of software to cost justify. This is not to say that every company should have one. Rather, the benefits are real and tangible; savings that you can take to the bank. You should analyze
7/8/2003

Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval for a Lean Supply Chain. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of focusing on the lean fundamentals: eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and continuously improving. By pursuing lean strategies—optimizing inventory and streamlining manufacturing processes—they can reduce inefficiencies and costs in their production processes, and improve customer responsiveness.

LEAN MAINTENANCE: Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain Source: QAD Document Type: White Paper Description: When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of focusing on the lean fundamentals: eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and continuously improving. By pursuing lean strategies—optimizing inventory and streamlining manufacturing
5/25/2005 10:37:00 AM

Areas of Growth for After-market Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Initiatives
Study Pinpoints Areas of Growth for After-Market Maintenance/Repair/Overhaul Intiaitives. Find Free IT Guides, Case Studies, and Other Resources Related to Maintenance/Repair/Overhaul Intiaitives. Increasingly, companies in the aviation industry are outsourcing their maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations, especially for engine and component repair. However, many companies still report using custom, in-house applications instead of standard, off-the-shelf solutions. Learn how companies are balancing their outsourced and in-house MRO solutions, and discover the top three trends impacting the MRO segment.

LEAN MAINTENANCE: the full advantage of LEAN processes and techniques top the trends list, an additional four items should be mentioned as well, as they exceed a 24% share of concern by respondents: improvements in maintenance planning utilization of performance- or outcome-based contracts globalization continuous improvement In each of these instances, the application of consistent metrics and standardization of tools and concepts seems a pre-eminent concern. Fully 81% of the respondents believe information technology a
1/20/2009 1:14:00 PM

Manifesto for a Perfect Lean Market
Over the last 25 years, successful manufacturers have made dramatic improvements in the speed and efficiency of production. But with increasing global competition and time-to-market requirements, the need to continuously improve efficiency—and become lean—has never been more important. But these days, it’s difficult to imagine any enterprise software provider as being truly focused on efficiency for the customer.

LEAN MAINTENANCE: Manifesto for a Perfect Lean Market Manifesto for a Perfect Lean Market Source: QAD Document Type: White Paper Description: Over the last 25 years, successful manufacturers have made dramatic improvements in the speed and efficiency of production. But with increasing global competition and time-to-market requirements, the need to continuously improve efficiency—and become lean—has never been more important. But these days, it’s difficult to imagine any enterprise software provider as being truly
9/10/2007 4:43:00 PM

Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street?
Vendors' traditional pricing strategies aren't going to work much longer. Sooner or later, prices will be determined by what the market is ready to bear rather than be based on what vendors think is a profitable way to deliver solutions.

LEAN MAINTENANCE: Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? P.J. Jakovljevic - March 27, 2007 Read Comments A series of articles published at the end of 2005 highlighted at great length a conundrum on price per value that has long affected enterprise application vendors and their users. Specifically, while vendors would like to have well-oiled business models that promote stable and recurring revenue streams
3/27/2007


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