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Reduce the Risk of Network and Application Performance Issues
More than ever before, the IT network is a strategic asset to a business, and any downtime or degradation in network or application performance can directly

reduce downtime  the Risk of Network and Application Performance Issues More than ever before, the IT network is a strategic asset to a business, and any downtime or degradation in network or application performance can directly impact an organization’s bottom line. This white paper looks at a methodology for solving network and application performance issues and outlines a new approach to getting to their root causes more quickly.

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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reduce downtime  another tool to help reduce maintenance-related waste. By supporting simulation, advanced service management systems typically include maintenance scheduling based on production plans, with automated update of the maintenance schedule based on actual finished production (with electronic links into the equipment's own runtime meters to schedule maintenance). The idea is to eliminate the following big six maintenance-related wastes. Equipment downtime Setup and adjustments Minor stoppages or idleness Read More

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reduce downtime  generated work order should reduce the amount of data entry needed to capture information. Using the theory of negative confirmation, similar in principle to a picklist confirmation, only the exceptions to the work order need be entered. This would include additional parts consumed but not scheduled; parts scheduled but not consumed; and hours worked in addition to or less than estimated time to complete. Another decision-making tool available in a CMMS is visibility as to what is not getting done via a Read More

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