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Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the

low maintenance costs  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 should work well. Finally, if both the cost of Read More...
Enterprise Software Service and Maintenance Alternatives
Traditional license models may be wearing out their welcome for both vendors and customers. A competitive market and a more IT savvy business generation is

low maintenance costs  from China and other low cost markets causing drastic alteration of business process and cost infrastructure. This is forcing users to question whether they are getting value for their business when buying enterprise software. Knowing that the incremental cost of software production is simply the price of a compact disk (CD), buyers now know how to twist a vendor''s arm. The enterprise applications market is experiencing a paradigm shift caused by a second and third generation of savvier business users. Read More...
Global Asset Sustainability: Breakthrough Lean Best Practice Counters Rising Energy Costs
Leading companies are reducing energy consumption and costs as a top-priority initiative@with benefits ranging from more efficient operations to increased

low maintenance costs  Companies must keep costs low and revenue-generating capabilities high. Until recently, companies have held separate views of asset performance and energy consumption. This has now changed. Companies are taking a new approach to improve asset operating performance: Global Asset Sustainability. Companies that establish a strategy and global approach that incorporates this new lean practice can improve operating, financial, and environmental performance. Adapting to energy costs is not optional The current Read More...
Reducing Costs with Efficient Operations: A Fast Track to More Working Capital
Untamed costs can deplete the precious working capital that’s critical to your ongoing operations. But, you can get a handle on costs by taking steps to improve

low maintenance costs  the temptation to bid low in order to win a contract may lead to frustration as costs outstrip fees. To identify the true cost of goods and services sold, you must take all these concessions into account. Then, you can analyze whether what you’re doing to win customer satisfaction is really paying off. • Unproductive labor and staff – People are your most valuable – and costly – resource. You’re constantly trying to improve productivity, reduce redundancy, and eliminate unnecessary shifts, Read More...
Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
The metric of plant maintenance should now be in the ability of the plant to meet the strategic goals of the company beyond customarily expected cost savings

low maintenance costs  these symptoms (e.g., a low pressure of the pump) with the right work (e.g., check either for a blockage, damaged impeller, or leaking seal). The result, as found in the airline industry, are assets that are far less likely to fail and that require far lower maintenance expenditures. Furthermore, creating a RCM environment is not a one-time process. Rather, it is a continuous, evolving, and ever improving process of analysis. Still, desired RCM functionality should entail the ability to Select critical Read More...
Best Practices Reduce Operating Costs by $1 Million
NexPress, a mid-sized company specializing in print solutions and services, needed to integrate its business processes across its supply chain. It also wanted

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Driving New Efficiencies in the Indirect Supply Chain: Procurement and Logistics Strategies for Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Supplies
In a challenging economy, many companies focus cost-cutting on direct materials and capital spending rather than maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO

low maintenance costs  But an alternate concept allows you to implement lean processes to create a high-efficiency MRO outsource model. Find out how it offers greater visibility and promotes continuous improvement along the indirect supply chain. Read More...
Virtualization Reduces Costs and Complexity for Midsized Businesses
Virtualization is a key element of the IT strategy for businesses of all sizes, with a variety of benefits for small and midsized businesses. It helps them to

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Finding Opportunity in Rising Fuel Costs: Strategies for Industrial Equipment Companies
The rising price of fuel has set in motion a series of more profound changes for both consumers and industry. But those companies that take comfort from the

low maintenance costs  on selecting suppliers in low labor-cost countries, such as China and the Far East. In some cases, companies that had focused on global or off-shore sourcing are again seeking on-shore suppliers. The critical piece is to have all of the inventory and supplier performance information integrated with financial data to calculate when various options actually make sense. Companies that work from basic financial systems that are not integrated with inventory and supplier records may make poor decisions that Read More...
A Manufacturer’s Guide to Lowering Transportation Costs
Manufacturers already apply transportation management systems (TMSs) to outbound shipping, but they often overlook the money they could save by using a TMS to

low maintenance costs  Manufacturer’s Guide to Lowering Transportation Costs Manufacturers already apply transportation management systems (TMSs) to outbound shipping, but they often overlook the money they could save by using a TMS to control inbound shipping costs as well. Find out how improved inbound transportation practices can help you predict true total delivered costs, get visibility on inbound shipments, enforce routing guides, optimize freight, and minimize accessorial charges. Read More...
Build a Profitable Distribution Business in North America by Understanding and Tracking Your True Landed Costs
Identification of landed costs—a long-time goal of manufacturers, distributors, importers, and retailers—has grown in importance for all successful businesses

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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

low maintenance costs  cost of failure is low but the cost of maintenance is high, we need to minimize the amount of maintenance required and this may be best done by waiting for the asset to fail before we expend any maintenance cost. Where the cost of failure is high and the cost of maintenance is low, we need 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 works well. If both the cost of failure and the cost of 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

low maintenance costs  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. Read More...
Connecting Low-cost Servers to SAN
Most IT managers have proven, cost-effective ways to increase the return on investment (ROI) of existing infrastructures—that is, storage area networks (SANs

low maintenance costs  Low-cost Servers to SAN Most IT managers have proven, cost-effective ways to increase the return on investment (ROI) of existing infrastructures—that is, storage area networks (SANs). SANs provide high-availability storage to servers within corporate infrastructures. Connecting low-cost servers to SANs makes business sense, as it dramatically reduces the cost-per-server connection to well below $100 (USD). Read More...

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