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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

maintenance cost control  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
How Airlines Can Stop Getting Murdered by Maintenance Costs
Patchwork maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) systems can cost large airlines millions in duplicated effort, extra inventory, and delays. But with round-the

maintenance cost control  little of it. Airline maintenance is extremely complex, and must contend with an incredible volume of operations. This can be a losing battle if not guided properly. While it is possible to rely on existing systems to provide an helping hand in managing established processes, few solutions have the flexibility to restructure their process schemes to adapt to new initiatives or compliance requirements. This often forces reliance on external processes that have been designed around customized code, Read More
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

maintenance cost control  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 maintenance are high, we need to use RCM concepts and manage the health of the asset to avoid failures while minimizing the maintenance cost. Reliability software enables us to manage asset health effectively and efficiently (lean), monitoring the condition of assets using a combination of time based 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

maintenance cost control  the metric of plant maintenance should now be in the ability of the plant to meet the strategic goals of the company beyond mere cost savings, such as improved plant output, predictability, quality, customer service, safety, environmental control, etc. Asset-intensive industries are realizing they need more than their traditional CMMS concepts in order to gain a competitive advantage. To be fair, CMMS (and EAM of late) products have helped many companies to work efficiently, but if one is not doing the Read More
Continuous Improvement Offers CMMS Maintenance Benefits
Computer maintenance management system (CMMS) packages are excellent tools for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data and can offer insight into a process

maintenance cost control  for using more experienced maintenance personnel or even contracted specialists. The CMMS could also be used to check supplier history to uncover any problems with the quality of spare parts. The same holds true for the process of receiving, storing and issuing inventory items. Cost reduction The third key driver of a continuous improvement program is cost reduction through productivity gains. The CMMS can report on areas of high cost and drill down to the supporting cost detail, especially if Read More
Identity-based NAC: Using Identity to Put the “Control” in Network Access Control
Access control is more than just checking devices for malware before admitting them to a network. Identity-based network access control (NAC) looks at the

maintenance cost control  access control,access control card,access control companies,access control company,access control equipment,access control information,access control level,access control management Read More
Supporting Quality Control with a Factory Information System
When your quality control plan is complex because there are many features to control@and it involves many people@you need to pay special attention to your

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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

maintenance cost control  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 (self-directed) Read More
Vitatech Enhances Quality Control with QAD ERP Upgrade
Vitatech Nutritional Sciences Inc., a vitamin and supplement formulation company, recently implemented the new quality capabilities in QAD Enterprise

maintenance cost control  industry watch, erp, qms, quality management, cebos, qad, life sciences 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

maintenance cost control  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
Selecting a Cost-Effective Conferencing Solution
As you evaluate conferencing solutions for your organization, an important selection consideration should be the overall cost of the solution; both initial and

maintenance cost control  a Cost-Effective Conferencing Solution As you evaluate conferencing solutions for your organization, an important selection consideration should be the overall cost of the solution; both initial and on-going. It is necessary to evaluate the cost of your current conferencing solution as well as whether an on-premise alternative will pay for itself in a reasonable amount of time. Find out how. 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 control  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
Reducing Total Cost of Ownership: Delivering Cost-effective Enterprise Business Intelligence
Because today’s IT budgets are under increasing scrutiny and business requirements have become more complex, buyers of business intelligence (BI) solutions must

maintenance cost control  the amount of IT maintenance and administration. Learn more about how to do TCO analysis of a BI system—before you buy. Read More
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

maintenance cost control  Scheduling 101 Maintenance Scheduling 101 Featured Author - Lorne MacDonald, PopWare Inc. - January 29, 2005 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 benefits of proper maintenance scheduling—the challenge Read More
How to Create a Bullet-proof Control Phase-Why Six Sigma Campaigns Lose Steam and What You Can Do about It
Most people recognize that a robust control phase is the key practice separating Six Sigma from other process control methodologies. Unfortunately, many Six

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