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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

operating and maintenance cost  to become better at operating a more stable, planned, and predictable maintenance environment at minimal cost. Although the figures vary, most maintenance managers would agree they don''t like playing the role of firefighter, with as many as 40 to 80 percent of requests for maintenance services being unplanned or even emergencies. There''s much debate on the subject, but it appears that a reasonable target for the ratio of planned to unplanned maintenance is 80:20. Clearly, many manufacturing environments Read More...
The Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance?
After a company has decided to keep an existing ERP system, the next decision is how long should they continue to pay the vendor for maintenance.

operating and maintenance cost  underlying IT infrastructure (databases, operating systems, etc.) For this group, they shared a stable platform. Depending on the infrastructure in place, this could be a significant value to some companies. Insurance policy One IT executive stated that she saw the maintenance agreement as an insurance policy. She did not know what could happen, but she felt that paying the maintenance bill lowered the IT risk for her company. Clearly, this value is a function of how any one company looks at risk — how Read More...
Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the

operating and maintenance cost  the fleet. Further, the operating costs of large wheel loaders have dropped by 43.4 percent, while the life span of 190-ton off-highway trucks has been extended by greater than 60 percent. Dofasco is not the only equity partner for Ivara, which, in addition to relying on two longstanding major Canadian private venture capitalists, has been seeking a strategic direction and a vested interest from selected high-profile corporations that can help the vendor achieve its corporate goals (in part through a 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

operating and maintenance cost  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 conveys the idea of fat elimination - the elimination of enterprise waste, the streamlining of processes to increase productivity, and the more e cient use of capital assets and valued personnel in the pursuit of continuously improving bottom lines. There is, of course, nothing new in 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

operating and maintenance cost  help maintainers keep equipment operating at peak performance. Architecture Figure 2 – E-IML System Architecture The E-IML architecture depicted above reflects the following capabilities: Digital Logbook – The digital logbook can be used to view maintenance history, part order status, previous vehicle configuration modifications, and all open faults associated with the particular piece of equipment. The vehicle configuration history is a driving force of the information tracked for Condition Based 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

operating and maintenance cost  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...
Top 10 Reasons to Automate Operating Expense Controls
If you’re like most small to midsized business executives, your primary focus is on growing revenue and controlling company spending. However, you probably use

operating and maintenance cost  10 Reasons to Automate Operating Expense Controls If you’re like most small to midsized business executives, your primary focus is on growing revenue and controlling company spending. However, you probably use paper-based processes to deal with company expenses. Without an automated system, you have limited ability to actively manage spending—and can only hope that spending decisions remain within budget and in compliance with company policies. Read More...
It Pays to Understand the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Mobile Computers
One of the first and seemingly simple questions that companies ask when making IT investments is “how much does it cost?” Many often find themselves wondering

operating and maintenance cost  Pays to Understand the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Mobile Computers One of the first and seemingly simple questions that companies ask when making IT investments is “how much does it cost?” Many often find themselves wondering why—even after a successful implementation—their costs keep going up. When evaluating a mobile workforce automation project, companies should take the time to conduct a thorough total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to detect hidden costs—and avoid nasty Read More...
9 Savvy Ways to Reduce the Cost of Your Existing Enterprise IP Telephony Network
Enterprise internet protocol (IP) telephony has proved to be a great communication tool to unite distant employees in a solid team, to reduce costs for

operating and maintenance cost  Savvy Ways to Reduce the Cost of Your Existing Enterprise IP Telephony Network Enterprise internet protocol (IP) telephony has proved to be a great communication tool to unite distant employees in a solid team, to reduce costs for international calls, and to improve productivity. Moreover, there are many ways to make enterprise IP telephony network usage even more attractive. Learn five effective ways to reduce expenses for paid calls; four valid tips to decrease costs for IP telephony network ownership Read More...
PCI Compliance Cost Analysis
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) was created by credit card companies to protect cardholder data, ensuring that merchants and service

operating and maintenance cost  Compliance Cost Analysis The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) was created by credit card companies to protect cardholder data, ensuring that merchants and service providers maintain the highest degree of information security. However, many retailers are still questioning its effectiveness and necessity in light of the high cost of compliance. Read this white paper to find out what this cost really means for your organization. Read More...
The Elusive Weekly Maintenance Schedule
The weekly schedule process is by far the most significant yet underutilized tool for work force efficiency. A resource-leveled weekly schedule provides a

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Can You Bring Cost Down through Better Inventory Management?
In my previous blog I discussed two approaches to bringing down your cost: cost cutting and cost reducing, with regards to the overall supply chain network. The

operating and maintenance cost  is anything holding up operating funds. The main objective of a supply chain is to have the right inventory, at the right time, at the right location with the right quantity. To achieve this objective, it’s key to have a proper inventory management process in place within the organization. There are numerous ways to achieve this without driving up the cost of operations or the cost of inventory. Most importantly, such strategies will help the organization reduce the cost associated with inventory. Read More...
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

operating and maintenance cost  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 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...
Lean Maintenance-Does It Impact Reliability? Lessons Learned and Best Practices
The main cause of lean maintenance failure is that companies fail to focus on asset reliability. The reliability approach to capacity, which includes risk

operating and maintenance cost  do in its present operating context), what the functional failures are, and what failure modes have occurred which cause the functional failures. Identify proactive tasks that need to be taken to identify a potential failure—a reduction of equipment reliability leading to functional failure. Proactive tasks identify the reliability status of an asset in order to induce an activity to restore the reliability of the asset—before a functional failure occurs. Remember a failure is defined as the Read More...

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