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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 trying to automate something that's broken will cause even more frustration and finger-pointing.
: Maintenance Scheduling 101 Maintenance Scheduling 101 Lorne MacDonald - January 29, 2005 Read Comments Maintenance Scheduling 101 Featured Author - Lorne MacDonald, PopWare Inc. Introduction I ve read and seen a lot of material about advanced maintenance scheduling techniques, but the reality is that most maintenance people are still struggling with the basics. As a former operations/maintenance coordinator who was sick and tired of operating in a reactive, firefighting mode, I understood the potential
How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval for Service and Maintenance Application. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. 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 start? You should know the five important questions to ask before implementing. The ten essential features to look for. How to prepare for product demonstrations. And the five most common mistakes people make.
: Choose a Service and Maintenance Application How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application Source: Sage Document Type: White Paper Description: 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 start? You should know the five important questions to ask before implementing. The ten essential features to look for. How to prepare for product demonstrations. And the five most common mistakes
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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’ problem. Critical success factors for the effective use for the CMMS involves clear support from management and measurable drivers involving time, quality, and cost.
: Continuous Improvement Offers CMMS Maintenance Benefits Continuous Improvement Offers CMMS Maintenance Benefits David Berger - February 24, 2004 Read Comments Introduction Most senior managers are unimpressed by simply implementing a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) or generating numerous reports. Instead, management is focused on results, which implies continuous improvement. A CMMS package provides an excellent tool for collecting, analyzing, and reporting unlimited amounts of data.
Service Parts Planning for Maintenance Management » The TEC Blog
Service Parts Planning for Maintenance Management » The TEC Blog TEC Blog TEC Home About TEC Contact Us About the Bloggers Follow TEC on Twitter RSS Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection --> Fast, Accurate Software Evaluations TEC helps enterprises evaluate and select software solutions that meet their exacting needs by empowering purchasers with the tools, research, and expertise to make an ideal decision. Your software selection starts here. Learn more
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Automated Enterprise: Many High-ROI Opportunities
An automated data center promises to self-configure, self-optimize, and self-protect. When looking to implement an automated data center, one must consider best practices in user and resource provisioning, infrastructure availability, and user management. Doing so will allow automated data centers to expedite the automation processes in IT operations and administration; virtualization and provisioning; security; and availability.
: is dedicated to ongoing maintenance and asset management, 25 percent for migrations and upgrades, and only 10 percent for innovation. To improve the value of IT, it s important to decrease the ongoing maintenance and asset management through task avoidance and productivity enhancements, while increasing the resources toward innovation. Organizations should target the three biggest areas of gain: Reduce the number of administrator tasks Reduce each task s steps and cycle-time Reduce the skills required Dat
Production Intelligence--Improving Production by Filling a Traditional Gap
Enterprises understand the value of integration. One area that has been ignored is the plant. Plant systems and corporate systems must be complementary and leverage each other to provide their maximum value. Production intelligence provides both integration and valuable information which is not available in either type of system.
: be used to evaluate maintenance needs. Work order information from the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can feed the manufacturing execution system (MES ) system. Multiple sources of data can yield key performance indicators like operational equipment efficiency (OEE), return on assets (ROA), energy utilization, production performance and quality trends. Production intelligence solutions enable corporate, plant, and production managers to improve production efficiency, performance, and
What Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance?
Mature systems in any enterprise require an approach different from newer implementations to software support—one that focuses on customization, interoperability, and performance support. Yet despite this fact, most vendors continue to offer the same one-size-fits-all models of support.
: software vendors support and maintenance (S&M) agreements affect their bottom lines, and many are not particularly pleased with what they see. For a definition of the problem, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? and Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry s Best Kept Secret ? It might be useful at this point to explain, at a very high level, what S&M fees entitle customers to. From the first high-level group of entitlements comes
Application Lifecycle Maintenance
: Lionbridge offers scalable application development and maintenance solutions that include custom software development, code enhancements, and legacy systems maintenance.
Captured by Data
The benefits case for enterprise asset management (EAM) has been used to justify huge sums in EAM investment. But to understand this reasoning, it is necessary to explore how asset data can be used to further the aims of maintenance.
: the Aims of Modern Maintenance Since the late 1980s, enterprise asset management (EAM) vendors throughout the world have pitched their products based partly on the ability to capture, manipulate, and analyze historical failure data. Part of the stated benefits case is often the ability to highlight the causes for poor performing assets, provide the volume and quality of information for determining how best to manage the assets, and informing decisions regarding end-of-life and other investment points.
How One Vendor Addresses Support and Maintenance Issues
SAP is addressing the problem of customers wanting support that vendors are either not providing, or providing at unjustifiable prices. Support and maintenance customers are committed to service contracts, but only to a point. New options are thus available.
: Vendor Addresses Support and Maintenance Issues How One Vendor Addresses Support and Maintenance Issues P.J. Jakovljevic - April 27, 2007 Read Comments Problem Setting SAP is one of the major enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors that is addressing the concerns of its user base regarding support and maintenance (S&M) issues. These issues are detailed in a previous series on S&M: Will User Enterprises Ever Get Onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? , Support and Maintenance: No Longer the
Use CMMS to Improve PdM Performance
Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management system (CMMS) or an enterprise asset management (EAM) is a useful tool to create a planned environment, help build accurate equipment history, and develop comprehensive analysis capability.Reprinted with permission from Plant Engineering and Maintenance magazine.
: Performance Speaking with numerous maintenance professionals across multiple industries, invariably the conversation seems to center on how to create an optimal balance of proactive and reactive maintenance and how to get there. The discussions often come disguised in modern-day labels, such as lean, reliability-centered maintenance (RCM), and total productive maintenance (TPM). However, there s no mistaking the underlying issues: companies need to become better at operating a more stable, planned, and pr
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