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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 enterprise asset management system is useful tool to create a planned environment, help build accurate equipment history, and develop comprehensive analysis capability.

preventive maintenance costs it  balance of reactive maintenance, preventive maintenance (PM), and predictive maintenance (PdM) for their particular environments. Generally, organizations that are well on their way to building a planned environment do so using a high proportion of PM as opposed to what''s perceived as more expensive PdM technologies. Predictive-based technologies, however, are becoming less expensive. Today, you''re seeing more general technology improvements, which change the point of optimal balance. Thus, even the more 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 this because they focus on output, not on the assets used to create it. The irony is that companies can use asset performance management not only to make more widgets, but to make each widget more profitably.

preventive maintenance costs it  compartmentalized topics. Parts inventory, preventive maintenance scheduling, trade and skill management, tool costs, breakdown management, and the like tend to dominate small parcels of the discussion. Womack, Shingo, Deming, and their compatriots would cringe at such siloed conversation because the heart and soul of contemporary lean management - in maintenance or any other endeavor - is indeed the totality of the coverage. Top-down, bottom-up, sideways - the maintenance process requires much more than 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 trying to automate something that's broken will cause even more frustration and finger-pointing.

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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.

preventive maintenance costs it  example, this applies to preventive maintenance (PM) routines. Reports can be generated to highlight any serious anomalies. In turn, analysis of the root cause can lead to corrective measures, such as training for more junior maintenance staff and replacement of deteriorating equipment, etc. Quality control For some companies, the biggest opportunity for improving processes is to do it right the first time. A CMMS can be used to highlight recurring problems through analysis of the root cause. This Read More

Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS "Value Gap"? Part Two: Reliability Driven Maintenance


Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the "asset health" to determine what maintenance work should occur and when something should be done. It enables preemptive intervention before failure occurs, whereby failure would mean that equipment is not delivering required performance regardless of whether it is actually broken down or not.

preventive maintenance costs it  fail. Here, a time-based preventive maintenance strategy should work well. Finally, if both the cost of failure and the cost of maintenance are high, one needs to use RCM concepts and manage optimally the health of the asset to avoid failures while minimizing the maintenance cost. Only by 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 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 prioritization analyses of assets, can help a company achieve lean success.

preventive maintenance costs it  and business goals. Time-based preventive maintenance (PM) is used instead of the reliability approach to capacity to focus on what is required for an asset to meet the business goal(s) and what the process will entail. Time-based PMs can cause equipment to be down unnecessarily and failures can be induced by performing intrusive PMs. Many times, maintenance costs are higher than they should be because of time-based PMs. Process for the sake of process . Companies focus on changing the maintenance Read More

Dealership Management System: What Is It and Who Needs It?


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What Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad…


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Compliance, Not Conflict: From IT Security vs. IT Operations,


It’s an inescapable, undisputable fact that most organizations have conflict between IT security and IT operations. Having been given two distinctive—yet potentially contradictory—goals, in a sense they were destined to be at odds with one another. What does it take to bridge the gap between these two teams to achieve compliance? Can standardized processes and software tools help (or hinder) this effort? Find out here.

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Epicor Shows Resilience When It Needs It The Most


By stemming the tide of hefty losses of past years now amid possibly the most difficult market situation, Epicor might be showing us that 'calamity is the touchstone of a brave mind' and that it remains in the mid-market leadership race.

preventive maintenance costs it  Shows Resilience When It Needs It The Most Epicor Shows Resilience When It Needs It The Most P.J. Jakovljevic - August 30, 2001 Event Summary On August 1, Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), one of leading providers of integrated enterprise and e-Business software solutions solely for the mid-market, reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2001. Total revenues for the quarter were $46.3 million, a 19.5% decline compared to $57.5 million for Q2 2000. Software Read More

Bridging the IT Talent Gap


Recruiting IT talent to insurance companies has never been easy—but today, demographic pressures make the task of IT staffing even harder, as IT professionals retire and fewer new graduates become available to fill the positions. IT outsourcing may not offer the help you seek. To make sure your company can survive and prosper, learn how to find ways to hire qualified IT staff, and keep the IT staff you already have.

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Top Ten Reasons to Automate Your IT Processes


Today's IT infrastructure is more complex than ever. There are more applications, more servers both physical and virtual, larger global networks, and more data; all of which needs to be managed. Businesses can't afford to solve this problem by continually adding to headcount. They have to find a way to manage it all more efficiently. This white paper explains the top ten reasons why businesses are adopting IT process automation.

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Managing IT in a Downturn: Beyond Cost-cutting


During a downturn economy, the IT department is often among the first to be hit with senior executives’ cost-cutting initiatives. Yet in some instances, IT investments deliver more value to a company’s top and bottom lines—by creating new efficiencies and increasing revenues—than any savings gained from traditional IT cost-cutting. Discover the other reasons why your IT spending can actually save money in the long run.

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NORRIQ Group’s Drink-IT Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP) Certification Report


NORRIQ Group's Drink-IT solution is now TEC certified in the mixed-mode manufacturing (ERP) software solution space. Drink-IT is one of the only global ERP solutions designed specifically for the beverage industry, supporting the unique needs of beverage producers and manufacturers with additional extensive functionality on top of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform. Download the Drink-IT certification report now for product analysis, comparison with the average ERP for mixed-mode manufacturing solution, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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