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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
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
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

operating and maintenance cost  are dependent on databases, operating systems, middleware, and hardware components. Each of these components has a specified life cycle and support time frame that requires the software to be certified again against newer releases. These components also drive the need for some laggard customers to upgrade, since these components'' infrastructures and technology stacks will need to be upgraded to remain supported. Therefore, even if the software remains stable, customers still need to plan to upgrade to 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
Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies

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Get in the Loop with Closed-Loop Diagnostics and Unlock the Door to Profitable Maintenance
US companies spend approximately $300 billion (USD) annually on asset maintenance and operations, with 80 percent going to fixing asset failures. This situation

operating and maintenance cost  in the Loop with Closed-Loop Diagnostics and Unlock the Door to Profitable Maintenance US companies spend approximately $300 billion (USD) annually on asset maintenance and operations, with 80 percent going to fixing asset failures. This situation can now be drastically improved with the advent of enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions that incorporate closed-loop diagnostics. This best-of-breed maintenance functionality extends the boundaries of traditional software by providing specialized Read More
Looking Beyond Cost Savings in PEO
Today’s outsourcing industry is expected to grow by 37 percent annually between 2007 and 2010. One growing specialization under IT outsourcing is product

operating and maintenance cost  Beyond Cost Savings in PEO Xoriant Corporation is an offshore software product development company with global delivery centers, offering a wide range of software development engineering services like software testing, migration and porting services. We offer these services to a variety of industries including finance, telecom, ecommerce, customer-facing web publishers, and others. Source: Xoriant Corporation Resources Related to Looking Beyond Cost Savings in PEO : Outsourcing (Wikipedia) 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

operating and maintenance cost  Are the Support and Maintenance Options? Enterprises can remain at the mercy of vendors'' high-priced support and maintenance (S&M) agreements for only so long. If vendors continue playing hardball with their customers, they are likely to face substantial customer defections, with customers seeking alternative options. To learn more about software maintenance and support, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? , Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Read More
Cost and Pricing Models in Food and Beverage Processing: Seeing the Forest through the Trees
Lost sight of your bottom line? Product pricing not in step with your actual costs? So busy trying to stay on top of cost behavior that you can’t keep your

operating and maintenance cost  and Pricing Models in Food and Beverage Processing: Seeing the Forest through the Trees Lost sight of your bottom line? Product pricing not in step with your actual costs? So busy trying to stay on top of cost behavior that you can’t keep your costs under control? Cost and pricing models, as part of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, can help you better understand your costs. Put corrective measures into motion before problems occur—and save your food and beverage enterprise time and Read More
Application Development and Maintenance Services
Luxoft divides its services into two groups: standard and premium. Its standard services include application development and maintenance; product engineering

operating and maintenance cost  Development and Maintenance Services Luxoft divides its services into two groups: standard and premium. Its standard services include application development and maintenance; product engineering; embedded systems development; software quality assurance; and IT infrastructure management. Luxoft premium services include architecture consulting; security consulting; performance services; and process consulting. Read More
Case Study: Enterprise Cost Control Simplifies the Complex
Wellman Thermal, a make-to-contract (MTC) manufacturer of boilers and industrial furnaces, needed an information system to record actual costs and allocate

operating and maintenance cost  Study: Enterprise Cost Control Simplifies the Complex Wellman Thermal, a make-to-contract (MTC) manufacturer of boilers and industrial furnaces, needed an information system to record actual costs and allocate resources for each project from beginning to end. It also wanted help forecasting the outcome of individual projects. The system Wellman implemented allows the company better control of factory capacity planning and high visibility into operations. Get the details. 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
Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing
In today''s twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing

operating and maintenance cost  the True Cost of Sourcing The Shortcomings of Traditional Procurement In today''s twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing decisions of direct materials fall short. Procurement history is laden with penny-wise, pound-foolish decisions where the low cost supplier ultimately costs tens or hundreds of millions in lost revenue, lost market share, expedite fees, or write-offs. This goes beyond total Read More
Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a

operating and maintenance cost  the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies Originally Published - October 23, 2006 Managers are finding creative ways to mitigate supply chain costs while maintaining operational efficiency. New approaches, technologies, and methodologies are aiding with these cost-cutting measures. Use of a third party logistics provider (3PL), radio frequency identification (RFID) rentals, and attribute-based demand planning can drastically reduce supply chain costs and increase customer satisfaction. This Read More

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