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SAP for Aerospace and Defense in the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Industry
Aerospace and defense (A&D) companies are constantly seeking better ways to manage complexity, cut costs, and boost productivity. One of the most challenging

maintenance costs cut  and Defense in the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Industry Aerospace and defense (A&D) companies are constantly seeking better ways to manage complexity, cut costs, and boost productivity. One of the most challenging areas within the A&D industry is maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). To introduce new efficiencies and reduce MRO costs, many companies are looking beyond standard business practices to new strategies that promise solid business results. Read More...
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

maintenance costs cut  to offer engineering or maintenance services that can reduce the customer''s fuel impact throughout the lifecycle of the product can be extremely attractive. Redesigning products or offering additional services to help customers reduce their fuel costs in using your product is an excellent opportunity. As Figure 5 shows, most companies have not yet made proactive efforts to lower their customers'' fuel costs related to using the equipment they provide. Companies with solutions for fuel use may enjoy a 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

maintenance costs cut  costs – of production, maintenance, administration, and asset utilization – efficient operations improve the cash position and financial stability of your company. The common thread is the need for a clear understanding of how you can improve your cost structure, and a plan to execute that improvement. Once inefficiencies are identified, you can target improvements, such as: Automating processes Compressing cycle times Eliminating errors in order fulfillment Streamlining inventory Procuring materials Read More...
Co-sourcing Helps Companies to Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiencies
In the ever-changing economy, organizations looking to cut costs and drive innovation are turning to co-sourcing as a cost-effective and less risky alternative

maintenance costs cut  Development | Outsourcing Software Maintenance | Co-sourcing Effort | Allied Worldwide White Papers | Difference between Outsourcing and Co-sourcing | Co-sourcing Collaboration | Allied Worldwide Co-sourcing Solutions | Compensation Management Co-sourcing | How Are Co-sourcing Services Delivered | How to Reduce Cost with Co-sourcing | How to Improve Efficienecies with Co-sourcing | Co-sourcing Application Services | TEC Co-sourcing White Papers | Co-sourcing Software Evaluation | 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 costs cut  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...
Labor Management Systems: Optimizing Worker Productivity While Reducing Labor Costs
Labor management systems (LMSs) are used primarily as a way for distribution operations to manage and track its labor activities. This includes real-time

maintenance costs cut  Management Systems: Optimizing Worker Productivity While Reducing Labor Costs Labor management systems (LMSs) are used primarily as a way for distribution operations to manage and track its labor activities. This includes real-time interaction with warehouse management and warehouse control systems in order to collect data on what workers are doing, how many locations they have visited, what inventory they have handled, what equipment they have used, and what paths they have traveled. Most often used Read More...
The Best Gets Better: Automated Disk Maintenance
Most operating systems use logical file systems optimized for traditional magnetic hard disk drives (HDD). As a result, users adopting newer solid state drive

maintenance costs cut  Gets Better: Automated Disk Maintenance Most operating systems use logical file systems optimized for traditional magnetic hard disk drives (HDD). As a result, users adopting newer solid state drive (SSD) technology often see poor write-speed performance caused by free space fragmentation. Learn how new automatic disk maintenance technologies can improve SSD performance and extend the life of SSD devices by minimizing free space fragmentation. Read More...
Enter IFS RCM Toolkit for Reliability-Centered Maintenance in the Cloud
In a flurry of product announcements at the IFS World Conference 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden, last week, IFS announced the launch of it reliability-centered

maintenance costs cut  RCM Toolkit for Reliability-Centered Maintenance in the Cloud In a flurry of product announcements at the IFS World Conference 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden, last week, IFS announced the launch of it reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) toolkit. Based on IFS’ long experience and heritage in asset-intensive industries, the solution is optimized for any industry that implements complex or capital-intensive assets and is delivered through a flexible cloud-based model. The IFS RCM Toolkit aims to deliver Read More...
3 Key Areas to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques
Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to

maintenance costs cut  Key Areas to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to customer. Naturally, any process that impedes the smooth flow of product is a source of additional cost to the company. Download this white paper now and learn about 3 key areas to reduce costs and improve product flow from quote to cash. Read More...
The Quest for Leaner Asset Management: Interoperablility with ERP, GIS and HMI/SCADA Enables Maintenance Management Systems to Achieve Higher Levels of Efficiency and Increased Asset Output
Managers of maintenance systems continually strive for leaner, more optimized work flows. This white paper presents the benefits achieved by interoperating with

maintenance costs cut  GIS and HMI/SCADA Enables Maintenance Management Systems to Achieve Higher Levels of Efficiency and Increased Asset Output Managers of maintenance systems continually strive for leaner, more optimized work flows. This white paper presents the benefits achieved by interoperating with enterprise resource planning (ERP), geographic information system (GIS), and human machine interface (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. The paper also presents the different approaches that Read More...
Fonolo for the Financial Industry: Reducing Call Center Costs While Improving the Customer Experience
As a company in the financial sector, you place extremely high demands on your call center. The complicated and sensitive nature of the calls requires an agent

maintenance costs cut  for the Financial Industry: Reducing Call Center Costs While Improving the Customer Experience As a company in the financial sector, you place extremely high demands on your call center. The complicated and sensitive nature of the calls requires an agent who is highly trained and experienced. This leads to a high cost per call. At the same time, sacrificing caller satisfaction is not an option. This creates a tough challenge: How do you decrease the cost per call, while improving the customer Read More...
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

maintenance costs cut  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) supplies (also known as indirect materials). 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...
Understanding the Costs of Email Security
The three main cost factors associated with e-mail filtering solutions are solution costs, operating costs, and productivity losses. This paper aims to help the

maintenance costs cut  the Costs of Email Security The three main cost factors associated with e-mail filtering solutions are solution costs, operating costs, and productivity losses. This paper aims to help the reader make an informed decision when purchasing an e-mail filtering solution by analyzing the various features and properties that contribute to the total cost of ownership. Read More...
Supply Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense Part Two: The Impact on Real Costs
High-level strategic decisions often have multiple, cascading cost impacts. The reaction of the costs to changes in the supply chain system is not predictable

maintenance costs cut  Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense Part Two: The Impact on Real Costs Analyzing the Real Costs Most supply chain optimization models focus on optimizing supply chain. Frequently, though, the costs used in supply chain models are standard costs, averaged costs or cost penalties . While these costs act as good guidelines for tactical decisions, they are not appropriate for strategic decisions because they often lead to incorrect conclusions. There is an inherent Read More...
Keeping Projects in View and Costs in Line
In construction and services, matching the right people to the right projects is mission-critical if those projects are to show actual profits. But determining

maintenance costs cut  Projects in View and Costs in Line In construction and services, matching the right people to the right projects is mission-critical if those projects are to show actual profits. But determining profitability takes time—not a common commodity today. What’s needed are tools to track, identify, and report all contract and project activity—an integrated view of all job details, including the critical factors that determine profitability. Read More...

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