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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 improvement  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...
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 improvement  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...
Software Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement Part Two: Recommendations for Improvement
Pursuing an alternative strategy for software evaluation and selection, based on the capital investment paradigm and the principles outlined in this article, is

maintenance cost improvement  ongoing growth of functionality, maintenance fees, vendor viability risks, software upgradability, and hardware requirements. Often the cheapest software solution ends up being the most expensive over its lifetime. For example, one factor that significantly impacts the total cost of the solution is software customization. Modifying packaged software is strongly discouraged due to the high-cost and complexity in supporting and upgrading the software over time. Often the lowest priced software lacks Read More...
Lean Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center
It’s common knowledge that asset downtime disrupts production and drives up both process and per-unit operating costs. However, executives often lose sight of

maintenance cost improvement  an effort to view maintenance as a positive activity, it is important to see it as a profit center instead of a cost center. A cost-center approach is strictly concerned with adhering to the budget and decreasing expenses as much as possible. In contrast, the profit-center model realizes that investment and operating costs can be allocated to improve efficiency. This increased efficiency naturally results in higher profits. One of the most popular buzz-words in business today is lean. This term Read More...
Enterprise Process Improvement (EPI) Software: Customer and Software Vendor Collaboration
Having just completed implementing your enterprise-wide software, you are about lean back, put your feet up on the desk, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Not

maintenance cost improvement  to make up missed maintenance payments and you must agree to come up to a supportable release level in a specified period of time. Therefore, before you go off maintenance, make sure that you understand the conditions to resume support. Option 3: Skip A Release (The Ugly) The third option is the middle-of-the-road alternative. Under this option you decide to implement every other release, skipping a release and catching up on the next one. The theory is that, if it costs x dollars to implement a release, Read More...
Get in the Loop with Closed-Loop Diagnostics and Unlock the Door to Profitable Maintenance
US companies spend approximately $300 billion (USD) annually on asset maintenance and operations, with 80 percent going to fixing asset failures. This situation

maintenance cost improvement  the Door to Profitable Maintenance US companies spend approximately $300 billion (USD) annually on asset maintenance and operations, with 80 percent going to fixing asset failures. This situation can now be drastically improved with the advent of enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions that incorporate closed-loop diagnostics. This best-of-breed maintenance functionality extends the boundaries of traditional software by providing specialized failure analysis features that are fully integrated with Read More...
Leaner Maintenance Management with Control Systems Integrated CMMS
Maintenance managers play a critical role in an organization looking to optimize operations efficiencies. This paper discusses the benefits of interoperating

maintenance cost improvement  Maintenance Management with Control Systems Integrated CMMS Maintenance managers play a critical role in an organization looking to optimize operations efficiencies. This paper discusses the benefits of interoperating between computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and control systems, and presents potential options on how to accomplish varying levels of integration. Read More...
Whirlpool Selects aPriori for Product Cost Management
Whirlpool Corporation, a world renowned manufacturer of major home appliances, recently announced it would use aPriori to automate its product cost estimating

maintenance cost improvement  Selects aPriori for Product Cost Management Whirlpool Corporation , a world renowned manufacturer of major home appliances, recently announced it would use aPriori to automate its product cost estimating processes , drive global consistency in costing practices, and provide a central cost management database for use by cross functional product development teams. Using aPriori’s real-time product cost assessments, employees in design, engineering, sourcing, cost engineering, and manufacturing Read More...
The High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does It Take to Keep Up-to-date?
Businesses of all sizes and in all industries are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after

maintenance cost improvement  High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does It Take to Keep Up-to-date? Businesses of all sizes and in all industries are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after installation. The question isn’t whether a typical ERP solution supports change, but rather at what cost? Learn what midsize companies are doing about maintaining, modifying, and updating their ERP systems post-implementation, and what you could be doing better. Read More...
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

maintenance cost improvement  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company''s cost structure - making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their Read More...
Moving to the Cloud: Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership
Before adopting any applications for key business functions, executives should perform a thorough total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis. Unfortunately, apples

maintenance cost improvement  infrastructure and resource overhead, maintenance costs, ongoing operations, flexibility, and risk. Download this paper to learn more about how you can estimate the true TCO of cloud applications versus traditional on-premise software. Read More...
Data Quality: Cost or Profit?
Data quality has direct consequences on a company''s bottom-line and its customer relationship management (CRM) strategy. Looking beyond general approaches and

maintenance cost improvement  Quality: Cost or Profit? Market Overview In the past year, TEC has published a number of articles about data quality. ( Poor Data Quality Means A Waste of Money ; The Hidden Role of Data Quality in E-Commerce Success ; and, Continuous Data Quality Management: The Cornerstone of Zero-Latency Business Analytics .) This time our focus takes us to the specific domain of data quality within the customer relationship management (CRM) arena and how applications such as Interaction from Interface Software can Read More...

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