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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 costs  Stop Getting Murdered by Maintenance Costs The scale of an airline's maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations requires significant planning around moving assets, inventory, machine shops, and manpower, often on a round-the-clock schedule. This is particularly true for legacy carriers, i.e., large operators with multiple fleets of aircraft, round-the-clock operations, and international destinations to manage. Legacy airlines must also contend with complex multidepartmental processes often Read More

Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems
Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming...
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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 costs  deliver quality parts) proposed maintenance task for each failure mode that includes using failure history, probability, and costs to compare financial and technical feasibility of reactive, preventive, or predictive actions (e.g., monitor heat exchanger efficiency) As a result, if the failure of a component is catastrophic from a safety or cost perspective, it may be wise to carefully monitor the conditions that are found to best correlate with and predict the component's failure. This includes 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 costs  software vendors. Third party maintenance options do have a role in the market, since they do lower the costs for enterprises and take out some of the sting of paying for S&M (including new product releases that are never implemented and used). Rapid consolidation has left a gap in the marketplace, whereby customers want support, but vendors are either not giving these customers what they need, or they are, but at a price that cannot be justified. For example, vendors hate supporting older versions of Read More
Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the

maintenance costs  selecting the most justified maintenance strategy one could expect optimally increased profits due to reduced costs (e.g., reduced asset replacement costs, fewer scrap products, reduced maintenance labor, materials and purchasing costs, while the productivity is concurrently higher), reduced tied capital (i.e., less capital tied up in work in process [WIP] and raw material) and increased total revenue (i.e., less compensation payments due to fewer late deliveries and improved product quality, increased 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  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
Delivering Employee Compliance Training Online to Reduce Costs and Increase Productivity
Pacific Life needed to bring enterprise-wide learning technology into the company to ensure the success of compliance training. So it implemented a strategic

maintenance costs  Employee Compliance Training Online to Reduce Costs and Increase Productivity Pacific Life needed to bring enterprise-wide learning technology into the company to ensure the success of compliance training. So it implemented a strategic compliance training initiative powered by SumTotal Learning Management to deliver critical online training and to streamline learning management across the enterprise. Find out the results of this initiative, including a shortened compliance training cycle by 82%. 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  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
A Guide to Evaluating the Real Costs of an Open Source CMS
A common misconception when considering a Web content management solution (CMS) is that open source software will save you time and money. Just because you don

maintenance costs  Guide to Evaluating the Real Costs of an Open Source CMS A common misconception when considering a Web content management solution (CMS) is that open source software will save you time and money. Just because you don’t have to pay subscription fees or shell out for licensing doesn’t mean there aren’t hidden costs with open source implementation. Find out the questions you should ask before choosing open source—and how to best evaluate and compare your CMS options. Read More
Newman Technology Cuts Inventory Costs by 25 Percent; Achieves 98 Percent Inventory Accuracy
Newman Technology was using a paper trail system to manage a lot of traffic, and realized that it needed a modern-day solution for production accuracy and

maintenance costs  Technology Cuts Inventory Costs by 25 Percent; Achieves 98 Percent Inventory Accuracy Newman Technology was using a paper trail system to manage a lot of traffic, and realized that it needed a modern-day solution for production accuracy and accountability. It needed a robust tool and disciplined processes for managing its inventory, purchase orders, and accounts receivables. Learn how Newman Technology improved its communication with suppliers and gained visibility into suppliers’ operations. 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 costs  Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean? Introduction Lean manufacturing has been widely accepted as an approach to business improvement. The business benefits of lean have been extensively documented. Asset management should play a role in lean. Lean manufacturing's focus is eliminating waste, for example: Inventory—Inventory must always be minimized. Defect correction—Resources spent on defect correction are waste. Unnecessary processing—All unnecessary activities, particularly 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  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
Distribution: Costs Down, Customer Loyalty Up
Do distributors always have to settle for a trade-off between cost management and customer service? Is it impossible to keep costs down, yet still respond to

maintenance costs  Costs Down, Customer Loyalty Up Do distributors always have to settle for a trade-off between cost management and customer service? Is it impossible to keep costs down, yet still respond to customer needs and provide high-value products? Cost control needn’t impinge on customer service, and in fact, efficient processes can result in happier customers. How to use an integrated business management system to promote efficiency isn’t a secret—learn more. Read More
Eagle Technology
Eagle Technology, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Mequon, Wisconsin (US). The company provides maintenance software for different sizes of operations

maintenance costs  (US). The company provides maintenance software for different sizes of operations ranging from the single-user who needs a basic CMMS, to large, multisite clients and Fortune 500 companies that need a fully-featured enterprise solution. It has customers in more than twenty-five countries. Eagle Technology services a diverse cross-section of industries ranging from manufacturing; healthcare; local, state, and federal governments; and the public school system and it internationally markets its products 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  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

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