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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...
Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry''s
Support and maintenance (S&M) contracts mean very different things to vendors and to users. With user enterprises'' growing awareness of how these S&M agreements

maintenance costs cut  Europe cited high software maintenance costs as their biggest challenge related to software licensing models. Further, according to a recent Forrester Research survey, the current number one IT initiative is to reduce software costs in any way possible. S&M, which consumes one-third of all software costs, becomes a logical line item to consider when reducing costs. IT entitlement costs, such as enterprise software maintenance, have (at some companies) soared to a record average of 70 percent of total 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...
How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application
If you’re not using a service and maintenance application, you may have reached the point where manual systems no longer support the pace of business. Where to

maintenance costs cut  implementation Annual support and maintenance costs. Training methodology and training costs A plan for integrating your back-office systems How to Prepare for Product Demonstrations The software demonstration is an excellent time for your team to understand the features and capabilities of a particular solution. Take full advantage of this opportunity by following these guidelines. Inform software resellers about your specific needs in advance . A software demo is a reseller''s opportunity to profile 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...
Using IWR to Cut Labor Costs without Outsourcing
Intelligent word recognition (IWR) provides a competitive advantage for operations that rely on the conversion of paperwork into computer-usable form, such as

maintenance costs cut  IWR to Cut Labor Costs without Outsourcing Intelligent word recognition (IWR) provides a competitive advantage for operations that rely on the conversion of paperwork into computer-usable form, such as data entry departments of big government agencies and large financial institutions. In fact, IWR can automate data entry at a cost so low that it enables users of the technology to successfully compete against offshore service bureaus. Read More...
Global Asset Sustainability: Breakthrough Lean Best Practice Counters Rising Energy Costs
Leading companies are reducing energy consumption and costs as a top-priority initiative@with benefits ranging from more efficient operations to increased

maintenance costs cut  Example 2: Triggering Physical Maintenance Activities to Trim Energy Costs An auto parts manufacturer''s energy consumption data for a specific asset showed a distinct difference in the Global Asset Sustainability index (GAS) versus Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), as shown in Figure 4. GAS shows an energy degradation that equates to a $7,125 expense in excess energy consumption annually. In this case, periodic maintenance (a filter replacement) restores the asset to optimum energy efficiency. GAS 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 costs cut  a proactive mode and maintenance efficiency was drastically improved. Equipment availability and reliability increased and downtime and all its inherent costs decreased. Schedule compliance was consistently around 90 percent, and when it wasn''t, the reason could be easily identified and documented. The Key Ingredients Communication is key to successful maintenance scheduling—this involves everyone from the planner, scheduler, maintenance supervisor, craftsman, storeroom personnel, operations Read More...
Cut-to-size/shape Industries
The specialized material resource planning module for cut-to-size/shape industries must be able to recognize when current demand cannot be satisfied by the in

maintenance costs cut  enterprise resource planning,ERP,plastics industry,fatal flaws,cut-to-size,cut-to-shape,SYSPRO,MRP,material resource planning,inventory management,order fulfillment Read More...
Reducing Costs in Your Job Scheduling Environment
Many companies have invested a lot in their job scheduling environments, but are bogged down by inefficient processes, incompatible systems, and a lack of

maintenance costs cut  Costs in Your Job Scheduling Environment Many companies have invested a lot in their job scheduling environments, but are bogged down by inefficient processes, incompatible systems, and a lack of visibility. Through technology reuse and consolidation, you can reduce the time, money, and resources expended, while scaling to support enterprise-wide capacity. This white paper focuses on job scheduling challenges and presents a solution to upgrade your environment. Read More...
Lower Technology Rollout Project Costs & Time
The rapid deployment of nationwide technology rollouts requires well-defined processes, robust management skills, and a unique understanding of how to get the

maintenance costs cut  Technology Rollout Project Costs & Time The rapid deployment of nationwide technology rollouts requires well-defined processes, robust management skills, and a unique understanding of how to get the job done. Without a proven technology rollout system, businesses run a high risk of project complications that can result in increased costs, missed deadlines, and an overwhelming burden on internal resources. Learn what a technology rollout system is, how it can lower costs and save time without Read More...
Alternative Software Support and Maintenance Options
Smart companies are investigating all possible software support and maintenance (S&M) options. Alternative software S&M is not for all businesses, but it seems

maintenance costs cut  Software Support and Maintenance Options Enterprises have choices when it comes to software support and maintenance (S&M) providers. Several, less costly options exist for any company that is considering discontinuing S&M for an application. For more background on software maintenance and support, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? , Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry''s Best Kept Secret ? , What Is the Value Read More...
Custom Truck Accessories Maker Lowers Costs, Sees Bright Future with New ERP Solution
The success of Panelite Inc., a manufacturer of automotive accessories, was threatened by tardy factory orders. However, by tapping into the expertise of

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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...
Controlling Costs in the Food Supply Chain
Making a profit in this industry through cost control is all about waste—minimizing waste. Waste in the food and beverage industry can be caused by a number of

maintenance costs cut  Costs in the Food Supply Chain Making a profit in this industry through cost control is all about waste—minimizing waste. Waste in the food and beverage industry can be caused by a number of different factors such as lost sales, forecast inaccuracies, production downtime, yield losses, inferior product quality, and aging stock. This white paper deals with the different components that need to be in place in order to help you gain control of costs and waste. Read More...
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