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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 prioritization analyses of assets, can help a company achieve lean success.

perform system maintenance it  of an item to perform a required function under a stated set of conditions for a stated period of time. Thus without maintenance we have no reliability and without reliability, no maintenance, so what are the failures or trip wires , as I call them, that we see in lean maintenance implementation? Lack of focus . Ask operations and maintenance the same question: Where should we focus our efforts to improve operational performance using lean principals? and you''ll get two different answers. If no 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 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.

perform system maintenance it  operations certain users can perform at specific times. A good system can be set up so your staff members only see information relevant to their job function. Conduct product demonstrations Before each product demonstration, have your team meet to discuss the perceived strengths and weaknesses of each software solution and areas they think require particular attention. Inform resellers ahead of time the order in which you want the functions demonstrated. It will make the demonstrations easier to assess 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, interoperability, and performance support. Yet despite this fact, most vendors continue to offer the same one-size-fits-all models of support.

perform system maintenance it  get the software to perform the strategic functions that the customer requires it to. Further, while it is necessary to clearly spell out what the customer is entitled to at the time of creating contract proposals and renewals, no one wants to have to read the fine print during an emergency to check how many calls the customer is allowed free of charge. Fixes and patches is another area covered on maintenance agreements, whereby the vendor commits to fixing system bugs. Patches can be downloaded and Read More

Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS "Value Gap"? Part One: Trends and Definition


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perform system maintenance it  be invented or made), perform actual repair work (which is often only half of the entire downtime cycle), sign-off the work order, and accommodate certain miscellaneous time items due to the interruption. Along similar lines of unplanned maintenance activities (given that strategy could hardly be an applicable word for anything that is of a reactive nature) are the following breakdown maintenance —a curative maintenance that occurs when equipment fails and must be repaired on an emergency or priority 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 perform maintenance in the field—increasing uptime and readiness. An integrated maintenance and logistics (IML) solution provides critical information for multiple weapons systems in real time—thus increasing readiness without increasing headcount.

perform system maintenance it  the information required to perform their tasks at the point of need. The Enigma solution improves maintainer efficiency and consistency, thereby increasing the uptime and readiness of weapons systems/platforms. 3 Areas of Maintenance Operations Figure 1 – E-IML Platform Health Management Diagram When an operator/maintainer enters a platform’s serial/identification number (bumper number) into the E-IML, the system immediately filters all technical data and displays only the service and parts Read More

Best Practices and Processes for Improving the Business Value of IT


Understanding, measuring, and managing against return on investment of a company’s IT investment (ROIT) enables IT leaders to quantitatively frame their contribution to the business and justify initiatives they seek to undertake. Read about concrete practices, processes, and recommendations to drive ROIT investment via key areas for improvement, the value of improvement, and guidelines for evaluating potential projects.

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E-discovery Compliance and The New Requirements of IT: The IT Manager’s Guide to 100% Compliance


Considering that e-mail and other electronically stored information (ESI) create the electronic equivalent of DNA evidence, there is no doubt that their evidentiary role will continue to expand. Learn how implementing a strategic e-discovery compliance program can help US and Canadian employers preserve, protect, and produce legally compliant e-mail and other ESI when compelled to do so by a court or regulatory body.

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How Much Should You Pay for Your Business Phone System?


Different buyers pay different prices for the same business phone system. While some buyers hesitate to negotiate the “special price” quoted to them, others leverage insider knowledge about the buying process to get a significantly better price for the same system. Our expert shares valuable phone system price negotiation techniques to empower you to get the best price on your business phone system equipment and service.

perform system maintenance it  Much Should You Pay for Your Business Phone System? Different buyers pay different prices for the same business phone system. While some buyers hesitate to negotiate the “special price” quoted to them, others leverage insider knowledge about the buying process to get a significantly better price for the same system. Our expert shares valuable phone system price negotiation techniques to empower you to get the best price on your business phone system equipment and service. Read More

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!!!


“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If this proverb were applied in today’s operations, every organization would be in a reactive mode of maintenance and work against the lean manufacturing concepts. Any breakdown or downtime on the manufacturing floor, in the warehouse, in transportation, or any other business process will create missed customer commitments, failed deliveries, idle time, and

perform system maintenance it  analytical tools, asset key performance indicators (KPIs) and measurements can be created to make decisions about equipment life cycles and projected investments. EAM applications provide a three-dimensional view for decision makers. EAM includes what needs to happen, when it needs to happen, and what is going to be needed in the form of resources, material, training etc. It is similar to the way individuals try to manage their personal assets (property, car, financial investments etc.) with optimized Read More

Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 2. Measuring the Impact of IT Investments


If the underlying business assumptions change, the cash flow projections may be critically flawed but the KPI’s can still be relatively reliable indicators of the impact of an IT project. In the long run, IT project KPIs may be the best indicators for IT managers to use in evaluating the results of their IT investments.

perform system maintenance it  operational metrics or Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) might be associated with the cash flow projections for an IT project. A company plans to install Radio Frequency/Bar Coding in its main warehouse. The project''s cash flow projection is based on 1) enabling the company to carry lower inventory, thus reducing working capital and 2) reducing the staff required during peak shipping hours. For the IRR calculation the value of the lower working capital and the lower staff salaries are put in monetary Read More

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The series, 'What's Wrong With Application Software' explored key challenges found in enterprise applications and also discussed the characteristics of next generation architectures that would provide better support for applications. Once such solution, model based architectures, deserves to be on an enterprise's 'technologies to watch' list.

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The Benefits of Focusing on a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It


ecFood is a strategic sourcing vendor focused on the industrial food market. Its recent financial results prove that being highly focused can bring value to the target market and success to a "dot-com".

perform system maintenance it  the year with record-breaking performance, including an 815% increase in gross margin from 2000 and revenue of $37.6 million. ecFood also acquired a major dairy industry purchasing association, retained two top ten food company accounts, and expanded its list of products and services. Market Impact ecFood ( www.ecFood.com ) was a pioneer in bringing web-enabled sourcing software tools and services to the industrial food sector. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., ecFood combines Read More

Why Aerospace and Defense Maintenance Needs Mobile MRO


Aerospace and defense (A&D) maintenance and sustainment do not take place in an office, or any other stable environment. Even when software vendors take into account the need for mobile access to software used to maintain and sustain assets in the field, they may not be taking into account the context within which the software is used.

This white paper looks at different ways enterprise software is used to sustain and support military assets. Also examined are different types of mobile access required in different settings, and how enterprise software must evolve accordingly.

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Maintenance managers play a critical role in an organization looking to optimize operations efficiencies. This paper discusses the benefits of interoperating between computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and control systems, and presents potential options on how to accomplish varying levels of integration.

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