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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 reduction  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...
An Integrated Maintenance and Logistics Solution for Defense
Today’s defense industry needs maintenance and logistics software that increases the self-sustainability of weapons systems and allows system operators to

maintenance cost reduction  weapons systems Automating paper-based maintenance processes Linking the platform/mechanic to the supply chain (real-time access to relevant weapon systems information) Reducing the total lifecycle cost of the platform Reduction in incorrect part orders Providing increased readiness without increasing headcount Enigma’s Integrated Maintenance/Logistics (E-IML) solution is more than the traditional Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) . Based on the acclaimed Enigma 3C® Platform, the E-IML 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 reduction  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...
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 reduction  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
Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the

maintenance cost reduction  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...
Great Plains - An SME Market Leader, But At What Cost?
Great Plains has established itself as a global small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market leader. It now derives almost 20% of revenue outside of the US market

maintenance cost reduction  eEnterprise customers on a maintenance contract will automatically receive Release 6.0 at no additional charge, we recommend identifying your clear e-business strategy and conducting a thorough comparison-shopping, at least for the information leverage sake. Each component should be put through its paces using a well-documented set of requirements, scripted scenario demonstrations and rigorous reference checking. As for potential users, we generally recommend including Great Plains in a long list of an Read More...
Maintenance Planning... Getting Back to Basics
Proper maintenance planning is the first step in moving from a reactive to a proactive mode. Yet organizations continue to struggle with establishing proper

maintenance cost reduction  Back to Basics Proper maintenance planning is the first step in moving from a reactive to a proactive mode. Yet organizations continue to struggle with establishing proper planning processes. This paper provides back to basics perspective on the key elements of maintenance planning. Read More...
What Are the Support and Maintenance Options?
Enterprise software licensees do have a choice when it comes to software support and maintenance (S&M) providers, with several, less expensive options existing

maintenance cost reduction  Are the Support and Maintenance Options? Enterprises can remain at the mercy of vendors'' high-priced support and maintenance (S&M) agreements for only so long. If vendors continue playing hardball with their customers, they are likely to face substantial customer defections, with customers seeking alternative options. To learn more about software maintenance and support, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? , Support and Maintenance: No Longer the 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 reduction  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...
Service: Reduce Cost While Maintaining Customer Satisfaction
Maximizing profit by providing top-quality service at minimum cost is no longer optional – it’s imperative. Reducing the cost of service while keeping customers

maintenance cost reduction  Reduce Cost While Maintaining Customer Satisfaction Maximizing profit by providing top-quality service at minimum cost is no longer optional – it’s imperative. Reducing the cost of service while keeping customers happy is the primary objective of customer service organizations. Customer relationship management (CRM) applications help you streamline customer service processes and reduce cost, enabling you to keep your customers happy and grow your business. Find out how. Read More...
Areas of Growth for After-market Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Initiatives
Increasingly, companies in the aviation industry are outsourcing their maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations, especially for engine and component

maintenance cost reduction  of Growth for After-market Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Initiatives Increasingly, companies in the aviation industry are outsourcing their maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations, especially for engine and component repair. However, many companies still report using custom, in-house applications instead of standard, off-the-shelf solutions. Learn how companies are balancing their outsourced and in-house MRO solutions, and discover the top three trends impacting the MRO segment. Read More...
College Cuts Cost 50 Percent, Boosts Productivity 75 Percent
Villa Maria College tried both minicomputer-based and UNIX-based student information and administrative systems, and saw high costs and inflexible performance

maintenance cost reduction  Cuts Cost 50 Percent, Boosts Productivity 75 Percent Villa Maria College tried both minicomputer-based and UNIX-based student information and administrative systems, and saw high costs and inflexible performance. To solve these problems, it migrated to the Comprehensive Academic Management System from Three Rivers Systems. Find out why. 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 reduction  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...
5 Cost Estimating Myths Busted!
This paper debunks 5 myths surrounding cost estimating for manufacturing, based on years of input—talking with thousands of estimating managers, customer

maintenance cost reduction  Cost Estimating Myths Busted! This paper debunks 5 myths surrounding cost estimating for manufacturing, based on years of input—talking with thousands of estimating managers, customer surveys, trainings, and on-going feedback. We expose these myths and offer improvement opportunities that can save your business. Overpriced quotations may be forcing your customers to seek out your competition. Read More...

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