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CMMS – EAM

Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. EAM typically includes computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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lean thinking eam  the processes used in lean thinking are the same processes that companies are using to go green. Does that mean that going lean is equivalent to going green? The answer is an unequivocal No. There''s a lot more to it than that. According to a paper by Deloitte Development entitled Green Lean Six Sigma: Using Lean to Help Drive Results in the Wholly Sustainable Enterprise, three factors that can help companies broaden lean Six Sigma to improve environmental performance are governance, metrics, and Read More

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lean thinking eam  operator simultaneously. Nowadays, however, lean thinking is moving beyond pure cell- and product grouping-based production. Single-digit Setup Since lean manufacturing requires manufacturers to produce to customer demand only, it requires them to make products in ever smaller batches. This is opposed to the traditional long runs of equipment and the fallacy that it is more efficient to run a big, EOQ-based batch rather to run several shorter ones that include changeovers. Yet, long runs mean large Read More

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lean thinking eam  first time Adopting a lean manufacturing philosophy does require a new way of thinking because it requires business process change and cooperation from all supporting organizations. Critical to the successful transition to lean is company-wide buy-in—that is, endorsement and active participation by the CEO. Lean manufacturing can also have many other positive effects, including elimination of product defects, reduced procurement transactional costs, reduced lead times that support demand-driven and Read More

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