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The Strategic Importance of Asset Management Part Three: A New Framework
Managing assets needs to be done in a truly proactive approach, one that ties the management of physical assets to the corporate objectives. The initial

rcm initiative  The case Against Streamlined RCM, John Moubray, available from www.aladon.com Reliability-centred Maintenance report Dolby Access Press About the Author Daryl Mather is an author, speaker, and management consultant from Australia currently living and working in the United Kingdom. He specializes in assisting companies to achieve strategic advantages within the areas of physical asset management. After beginning in Australia he has enjoyed a career in over fifteen countries around the world. He can be

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PTC Live Global 2013: All About Design for “Servitization” —Part Two


Last week on the TEC blog I talked about market shifts and technological changes that are reshaping the competitive landscape for manufacturing firms, based on PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann’s seven trends, which formed the backbone of his keynote presentation at the PTC Live Global 2013 event held in California in June. PTC Live Global also had a companion Service Exchange (formerly Servigistics Exchange

rcm initiative  and reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) capabilities are still missing in the offering, and my prediction is that PTC might be looking for some acquisitions there. Other Newsworthy Items After CEO Jim Heppelmann’s keynote presentation, other top PTC executives touched upon some other product highlights, such as PTC Creo’s desktop CAD virtualization and the new Retail PLM solution . There were several brief sneak previews of some new enhancements in the upcoming PTC Windchill 10.2 release, Read More

Acquisitive Vendor Expands Its Enterprise Asset Management Potential


IFS has much to offer customers. Its IFS Applications suite now boasts an asset lifecycle management module for quick data retrieval. IFS also has a strong commitment to international standards, and with its acquisition of iSC, expertise in naval and marine operations.

rcm initiative  usual tendency to leave RCM to small, specialized (or niche) companies such as Meridium or Ivara (see Lean Maintenance—Does It Impact Reliability? Lessons Learned and Best Practices ). On the other hand, the acquisition should entrench IFS's leadership within the defense industry sector, which is now also beginning to invest in IT to streamline operations. Vertical focus has been “the name of the game,” even in the EAM and MRO areas, as illustrated by Mincom ’s long focus on and success in the Read More

Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part Three: Meeting Federal Requirements


Companies that are not already offering the capabilities of meeting the exacting, stringent requirements of federal agencies will likely not be able to tap the recent surge in the federal and defense markets. Conversely, those vendors and their users--government contractors--who can deliver comprehensive solutions that satisfy the requirements of federal agencies are in the driver's seat to capture that market segment.

rcm initiative  diagnostics; reliability centered maintenance (RCM); fleet or facility management and planning; centralized access to engineering data; parts planning, sourcing, valuation, and category spend management; asset performance reporting, and so on. For more information, see EAM Versus CMMS: What's Right for Your Company? Competition also comes from the pure-play MRO likes of Avexus , Manugistics (after its acquisition of Western Data Systems [ WDS ], see Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season ), Xelux , Read More

Navigating Between Service Management Scylla & Charybdis - Part 2


Part 1 of this series analyzed the phenomenon of the rise of the service economy: the increasing importance of the service sector in industrialized economies. Especially in a sluggish market, service delivered after the initial sale of a product is what can truly differentiate competitors. In fact, after-sale service is quite difficult to replicate. Thus, while durable (hard

rcm initiative  and  reliability centered maintenance (RCM) , to performance-based contracts. In the latter case, long life assets’ performance and outcomes, such as aircraft flight hours or compressed air, are offered as services. Enter Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) A related software category term was coined several years ago, when AMR Research (a Gartner company) introduced  service lifecycle management (SLM)  to cover applications that aim to achieve this vast after-sale service functionality. In TEC ’s Read More

Lotus Extends Domino for Unified Messaging and Wireless Communications


Lotus announced a unified messaging initiative that extends the Lotus Domino platform by enabling customers to access e-mail, voice, and fax data from any device at any time.

rcm initiative  Extends Domino for Unified Messaging and Wireless Communications Event Summary BERLIN, Oct. 26, 1999 -- At Lotusphere Europe 99, IBM's Lotus Development Corp. today announced a unified messaging initiative that extends the Lotus Domino platform by enabling customers to access e-mail, voice, and fax data from any device at any time. In addition, Lotus announced that Domino e-business applications would interact with online business services and corporate Intranets from any Wireless Access Protocol (WAP Read More

Enter IFS RCM Toolkit for Reliability-Centered Maintenance in the Cloud


In a flurry of product announcements at the IFS World Conference 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden, last week, IFS announced the launch of it reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) toolkit. Based on IFS’ long experience and heritage in asset-intensive industries, the solution is optimized for any industry that implements complex or capital-intensive assets and is delivered through a flexible cloud-based

rcm initiative  IFS RCM Toolkit for Reliability-Centered Maintenance in the Cloud In a flurry of product announcements at the IFS World Conference 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden, last week, IFS announced the launch of it reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) toolkit. Based on IFS’ long experience and heritage in asset-intensive industries, the solution is optimized for any industry that implements complex or capital-intensive assets and is delivered through a flexible cloud-based model. The IFS RCM Toolkit aims to Read More

Social Media and Collaboration: Not for “Serious” Manufacturers? Think Again.


Many people consider social media as a set of tools for communicating with others and/or entertaining themselves and collaboration as a characteristic of business processes and workflows that allows employees to work together to be more efficient. In reality though, both social media and collaboration can help employees communicate and share information, and thus work more efficiently. In

rcm initiative  Media and Collaboration: Not for “Serious” Manufacturers? Think Again. Many people consider social media as a set of tools for communicating with others and/or entertaining themselves and collaboration as a characteristic of business processes and workflows that allows employees to work together to be more efficient. In reality though, both social media and collaboration can help employees communicate and share information, and thus work more efficiently. In addition, the success of any social Read More

Seagate Technology Refocuses its Software Business


Over the past six months, Seagate Technology has made major moves to refocus their majority-owned subsidiary, Seagate Software, and put all the emphasis on their business intelligence products. These products were acquired in the early to mid-1990's with the purchase of Crystal Computer Services (Crystal Reports), and Holistic Systems (Holos OLAP product). In the meantime, Seagate has divested their network and storage management products to Veritas Software Corporation.

rcm initiative  Technology Refocuses its Software Business Event Summary Over the past six months, Seagate Technology has made major moves to refocus their majority-owned subsidiary, Seagate Software, and put all the emphasis on their business intelligence products. These products were acquired in the early to mid-1990's with the purchase of Crystal Computer Services (Crystal Reports), and Holistic Systems (Holos OLAP product). Steps taken by Seagate: Reorganized the Seagate Software subsidiary. This effort was Read More

The First Step in mySAP.com


Application Hosting with mySAP.com was introduced in January of 1999. Recently, SAP announced over 5,000 users in North America have embraced the initiative.

rcm initiative  First Step in mySAP.com Event Summary On December 14th, at the eBusiness Conference & Expo in New York, SAP AG (NYSE ADR: SAP) announced over 5,000 users in North America have embraced Application Hosting with mySAP.com since January 1999. Application Hosting with mySAP.com enables small to medium-sized businesses to use business software over the Internet. By using Application Hosting with mySAP.com, customers can implement their inter-enterprise solution by using preconfigured applications known as Read More

Twenty Successful eMentoring and eLearning Strategies in Healthcare for Increasing Revenue, Decreasing Expenses, and Eliminating Regulatory Consequences


Every core business process and strategic initiative requires a human capital management (HMC) business strategy for execution; improvements made in HCM systems and processes can notably impact an organization’s bottom line. Mentoring programs and other models for integrating work and learning are exciting avenues for stimulating professional growth, career development, staff morale, and quality of care within the workplace.

rcm initiative  Successful eMentoring and eLearning Strategies in Healthcare for Increasing Revenue, Decreasing Expenses, and Eliminating Regulatory Consequences Every core business process and strategic initiative requires a human capital management (HMC) business strategy for execution; improvements made in HCM systems and processes can notably impact an organization’s bottom line. Mentoring programs and other models for integrating work and learning are exciting avenues for stimulating professional growth, Read More

CRM: Creating a Credible Business Case and Positioning It with the CEO Part Two: Linking CRM with Organizational Direction


An effective business case must link CRM with achieving organizational objectives; but this step is just the beginning. Credibility implies that the document clearly delineates assumptions regarding cause and effect plus the mechanism that will be used to assess results and declare success.

rcm initiative  Creating a Credible Business Case and Positioning It with the CEO Part Two: Linking CRM with Organizational Direction Linking CRM with Organizational Direction Research that has linked the statistical relationships between organizational behavior and CRM success has identified the importance of senior management leadership and direction prior to the deployment of CRM applications. In other words, it is important that an organization pursues a strategy that is complementary to CRM before the Read More

Benefits and Pitfalls of Gamification for Consumer Marketing


Companies are always looking for ways to attract new customers and retain existing ones. One way to spur interest in their offerings is to apply the principles of games to their sales and marketing strategies. But this is can be tricky. In his article, TEC CRM analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu walks you through the benefits and pitfalls of “gamification,” and offers up some guidelines for ensuring that it brings you the desired results.

rcm initiative  and Pitfalls of Gamification for Consumer Marketing What Is Gamification? In a nutshell, gamification applies concepts used in the design of computer and video games to business, in order to attract and retain people. These techniques can be applied both inside the company (e.g., to facilitate employee collaboration or to encourage them to use software solutions in their daily tasks) or outside (e.g., for customer-facing activities such as sales, marketing, and customer service). In this article, Read More

Asset Data for Accurate Lifecycle Management


Among the areas where modern enterprise asset management (EAM) systems provide substantial benefits is the driving out of inefficiencies in business processes. This is why the development of effective maintenance policies is generally the foremost consideration for modern asset managers.

rcm initiative  measures contained within the RCM scorecard are detailed fully within the book mentioned above. It provides, arguably, a stronger level of benefit to a company than direct measures, because it allows them to tap into the results of mainly leading indicators, thus heading off poor performance before it appears on the management report. Regardless of the actual measures used, the point remains that this is only possible due to the creation, in the first instance, of the effective maintenance program. The Read More

10 Principles for Knowledge Management Success


Knowledge management (KM) can mean different things to an organization depending upon the nature of the initiative. KM is not a technology or set of methodologies, but a practice or discipline that involves people, processes, and technology. If implemented correctly, a KM initiative can improve the productivity and efficiency of an entire organization. With these ten basic principles, your organization can learn how.

rcm initiative  Principles for Knowledge Management Success 10 Principles for Knowledge Management Success If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Comprehensive analytics provide the insights needed for assessing agent performance, continuously improving the customer experience, and making a solid business case for knowledge management . Source : Consona Resources Related to 10 Principles for Knowledge Management Success : Knowledge Managemen Read More