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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.

maintenance cost category  various components of your maintenance agreement, the cost of the agreement and what alternatives are available to you. Call in the vendor and tell them what you are considering, give them the chance to explain their side of the story or fix your value proposition. Only then can you answer the question for yourself. About the Author Olin Thompson , a principal of Process ERP Partners, has over 25 years experience as an executive in the software industry with the last 17 in process industry related ERP, Read More...
Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies

maintenance cost category  cost cutting | cost maintenance cost cutting | cost method cost cutting | cost price cost cutting | cost productivity cost cutting | cost rates cost cutting | cost reduction cost cutting | cost report cost cutting | cost savings cost cutting | cost study cost cutting | technology strategy cost cutting | total cost cost cutting | unit cost cost cutting | value strategy cost cutting | variable cost cost cutting | cost value cost cutting | cutting equipment cost cutting | define supply cost cutting | demand Read More...
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

maintenance cost category  made improved use of maintenance staff less overtime needed to respond to emergencies less stress with a planned shutdown better yield and less scrap, waste, rework, etc. lower total cost of ownership of assets more predictable and stable production scheduling, so that customer responsiveness is improved For companies moving in the right direction, however, there''s still some uncertainty as to the optimal balance of reactive maintenance, preventive maintenance (PM), and predictive maintenance (PdM) for Read More...
Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the

maintenance cost category  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 failure and the cost of maintenance are high, one needs to use RCM concepts and manage optimally the health of the asset to avoid failures while minimizing the maintenance cost. Only by selecting the most justified maintenance strategy one could expect optimally increased profits due to reduced costs (e.g., reduced Read More...
Evaluating the Total Cost of Network Ownership
The upfront expenses of a network comprise only 19% of the total cost. The remaining 81% can sneak up on bank management, often unaware of some subtle TCO

maintenance cost category  to outsourced management and maintenance fees. On the support end, costs can be broken into Operations labor, Operations fees, and Help Desk. Operations labor includes management and administrative assistance needed for support. Casual learning and formal training of technical staff are factors, in addition to end-user training performed by the IS staff. There are also cost factors associated with travel and purchasing time. Networks create and require extensive communications capabilities. These include Read More...
Collaborative Asset Maintenance Strategies-Redefining the Roles of Product Manufacturers and Operators in the Service Chain
In asset-intensive industries, the reliability of capital assets is essential to success. Maintenance of these assets can dramatically impact the overall

maintenance cost category  Asset Maintenance Strategies-Redefining the Roles of Product Manufacturers and Operators in the Service Chain In asset-intensive industries, the reliability of capital assets is essential to success. Maintenance of these assets can dramatically impact the overall performance and useful life of an asset. Accordingly, asset owner–operators and asset service providers are continually trying to improve their maintenance practices—which is why they’re deploying key strategies and Read More...
CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part Two: Using A Knowledge Base To Reduce The Time, Risk And Cost Of A CRM Selection
Using a knowledge base in the selection process can reduce the time, risk and cost of procuring technology. Well constructed knowledge bases that are used in a

maintenance cost category  Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part Two: Using A Knowledge Base To Reduce The Time, Risk And Cost Of A CRM Selection Mitigating Drawbacks Through The Use Of A Knowledge Base Using a knowledge base in the selection process can reduce the time, risk and cost of procuring technology. With regard to technology selections, TEC describes a knowledge base as having three components: First , a comprehensive set of functional and technical criteria covering every functional Read More...
The Impact of Technology on Cost in Business Process Outsourcing
Many different factors contribute to the cost of a business process outsourcing (BPO) engagement. Among them, IT, especially software, is a key cost determinant

maintenance cost category  Impact of Technology on Cost in Business Process Outsourcing Many different factors contribute to the cost of a business process outsourcing (BPO) engagement. Among them, IT, especially software, is a key cost determinant that is often underestimated. A diligent assessment of BPO needs to address several cost components that are not included in the provider’s total contract value (TCV)—components which are often overlooked by buyers. Read More...
Case Study: Material and Labor Cost Categories Defined for Young Electric Sign Company
By implementing a job costing and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for discrete manufacturing, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) was able to

maintenance cost category  Study: Material and Labor Cost Categories Defined for Young Electric Sign Company By implementing a job costing and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for discrete manufacturing, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) was able to save almost $250,000 (USD). Managers now have more accurate views of job completion and employee performance. Plus, the system’s ability to sort service contracts by region enables YESCO to be more responsive to its customers. Learn about the other benefits. Read More...
Dematic Selects aPriori for Product Cost Management
Dematic, a supplier of automated warehouse logistics and material handling systems, selected aPriori to control new product costs by providing real-time insight

maintenance cost category  Selects aPriori for Product Cost Management Dematic , a supplier of automated warehouse logistics and material handling systems, selected aPriori to control new product costs by providing real-time insight to cost projections in design and sourcing.   Dematic designs, builds, and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow, from receiving to shipping. A typical Dematic solution is built around process improvements, material handling technology, and software, whereby Read More...
Outsourcing Security Part 2: Measuring the Cost
Evaluating the cost of outsourcing can be challenging because most organizations cannot fully estimate the financial impact of such a decision.

maintenance cost category  for 10 servers. (5) Maintenance cost based on 15 percent of software license cost. (6) Setup cost includes implementation and setup services for remote management and ongoing maintenance for software. Without MSSP, implementation services are costlier and company must provide ongoing software maintenance (upgrades, patches, etc.) with internal resources. (7) Salary increases based on average high 9 percent increase over previous year. (8) This scenario assumes a conservative 30 percent annual turnover Read More...
Data Mining and Predictive Modeling for Condition-based Maintenance
Today’s military logistics agencies must sustain diverse fleets of costly, complex, and indispensible weapon systems and platforms. Modern predictive

maintenance cost category  Predictive Modeling for Condition-based Maintenance Today’s military logistics agencies must sustain diverse fleets of costly, complex, and indispensible weapon systems and platforms. Modern predictive maintenance solutions can integrate with existing IT infrastructures to collect and transmit data from various platforms to a centralized condition-based maintenance (CBM) database. Learn more about how these solutions enable better-informed decisions regarding specific maintenance actions. Read More...
Total Cost of Goods Shipped: A Guide to Better Sourcing Decisions
To increase profits, companies are searching for ways to reduce costs or sell more at the highest possible price. Many companies are turning to imported goods

maintenance cost category  Cost of Goods Shipped: A Guide to Better Sourcing Decisions To increase profits, companies are searching for ways to reduce costs or sell more at the highest possible price. Many companies are turning to imported goods and materials due to lower manufacturing costs, but this can involve many hidden costs. In this paper, PM War Stories and Pronto Software examines how to effectively track the total cost of goods shipped to aid executives in making faster, better sourcing decisions. Read More...
Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing
In today''s twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing

maintenance cost category  the True Cost of Sourcing The Shortcomings of Traditional Procurement In today''s twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing decisions of direct materials fall short. Procurement history is laden with penny-wise, pound-foolish decisions where the low cost supplier ultimately costs tens or hundreds of millions in lost revenue, lost market share, expedite fees, or write-offs. This goes beyond total Read More...

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