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Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) RFI/RFP Template

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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.

reduce maintenance cost  process, you can sometimes reduce or even eliminate wait-time. Suppose, for example, maintenance staff complain they spend a lot of time assessing a problem, going to the stockroom and waiting for parts that usually aren''t there. Then, more time is wasted checking back every few days to see if the parts are in. Once the parts are finally picked up, there''s no guarantee the equipment will be available from operations for maintenance to do the work. Using the work-order status field on the CMMS, you can Read More

How Airlines Can Stop Getting Murdered by Maintenance Costs


Patchwork maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) systems can cost large airlines millions in duplicated effort, extra inventory, and delays. But with round-the-clock schedules to maintain, few airlines can afford to upgrade to an integrated MRO solution any time soon. Today TEC Analyst Philippe Reney looks at two ways airlines can improve their MRO capabilities without a complete IT overhaul.

reduce maintenance cost  of visibility, you can reduce significantly the level of status update communications that would normally take place between isolated process segments. Lastly, some of these solutions come with document management capabilities such as document imaging and document attachments. However, it may prove beneficial to integrate a more dedicated repository for such documentation, as the volume of documentation within the airline industry is staggering (e.g.. signed quality checks, scanned images) and may prove t 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.

reduce maintenance cost  you more value or reduce the price? Discontinue If either of the above options are acceptable or fail to provide an acceptable value proposition, you can always discontinue the maintenance agreement. A key question, that vendors typically do not like to discuss, is how expensive it will be to go back on maintenance if you decide to drop it. Some will say that you cannot go back on maintenance, but the phrase money talks is a key one to remember. Most vendors will allow you to go back on maintenance if y 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.

reduce maintenance cost  By doing so, you''ll reduce transcription errors, lower the staffing requirements for data entry, and improve access to up-to-the-minute information throughout your organization. Ask about the latest technology In order to stay competitive and efficient, you''ll need a system that works with the latest technologies. Ask yourself which technologies are important to your organization. For example, if you use bar code scanners to support your infrastructure, make sure your service and maintenance applications Read More

Lean Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean?


How can we determine the right maintenance strategy for a specific asset? To meet the objectives of lean, we need to evaluate the cost of failure in terms of both not meeting business objectives and any extra cost due to the need for unplanned or even emergency repairs.

reduce maintenance cost  of these areas. To reduce waste, assets must perform as expected and when expected. This means that failure must be redefined to mean an asset is unable to meet business objectives. The business objectives of the asset include running at the expected rate, producing product within the expected quality standards, and being ready when it is needed for production. If an asset does not meet these objectives, it has failed. How can reliability eliminate waste? Machines that are reliable produce less scrap and Read More

Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades


For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both capital and operating expenses—exploit economies of scale when deploying servers in volume. Saving power, cooling, and space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs).

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Technology Hardware Maintenance-Acquiring and Managing Cost Effective Service


Hardware maintenance can represent a significant information technology cost, but options for managing that cost exist. If you analyze hardware maintenance from an enterprise perspective, you will identify those options and ensure the cost-effective delivery of those services.

reduce maintenance cost  Hardware Maintenance-Acquiring and Managing Cost Effective Service Introduction Who likes getting their car serviced? No one does, but the need for dependable transportation requires us to maintain our cars. A similar situation applies to maintaining a portfolio of technology hardware. The business depends on its reliability, so we must maintain it. This article focuses on how an organization acquires and manages that maintenance service cost-effectively. Identify the Enterprise Portfolio The fir Read More

ERP Solution Helps Distributor Reduce Carbon Footprint


If your company believes that success goes hand in hand with social responsibility, you'll want to learn more about the experience of seventh gener...

reduce maintenance cost  Solution Helps Distributor Reduce Carbon Footprint If your company believes that success goes hand in hand with social responsibility, you''ll want to learn more about the experience of Seventh Generation , the leading US distributor of green household products. When Seventh Generation went searching for a new ERP solution, it had two overriding goals. The company wanted a system that would not only modernize its aging ERP infrastructure, but also allow it to efficiently monitor its own and its Read More

Connecting Low-cost Servers to SAN


Most IT managers have proven, cost-effective ways to increase the return on investment (ROI) of existing infrastructures—that is, storage area networks (SANs). SANs provide high-availability storage to servers within corporate infrastructures. Connecting low-cost servers to SANs makes business sense, as it dramatically reduces the cost-per-server connection to well below $100 (USD).

reduce maintenance cost  sense, as it dramatically reduces the cost-per-server connection to well below $100 (USD). Read More

The Quest for Leaner Asset Management: Interoperablility with ERP, GIS and HMI/SCADA Enables Maintenance Management Systems to Achieve Higher Levels of Efficiency and Increased Asset Output


Managers of maintenance systems continually strive for leaner, more optimized work flows. This white paper presents the benefits achieved by interoperating with enterprise resource planning (ERP), geographic information system (GIS), and human machine interface (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. The paper also presents the different approaches that organizations are taking to address the interoperability challenge.

reduce maintenance cost  Quest for Leaner Asset Management: Interoperablility with ERP, GIS and HMI/SCADA Enables Maintenance Management Systems to Achieve Higher Levels of Efficiency and Increased Asset Output Managers of maintenance systems continually strive for leaner, more optimized work flows. This white paper presents the benefits achieved by interoperating with enterprise resource planning (ERP), geographic information system (GIS), and human machine interface (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) Read More

PCI Compliance Cost Analysis


The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) was created by credit card companies to protect cardholder data, ensuring that merchants and service providers maintain the highest degree of information security. However, many retailers are still questioning its effectiveness and necessity in light of the high cost of compliance. Read this white paper to find out what this cost really means for your organization.

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Service: Reduce Cost While Maintaining Customer Satisfaction


Maximizing profit by providing top-quality service at minimum cost is no longer optional – it’s imperative. Reducing the cost of service while keeping customers happy is the primary objective of customer service organizations. Customer relationship management (CRM) applications help you streamline customer service processes and reduce cost, enabling you to keep your customers happy and grow your business. Find out how.

reduce maintenance cost  Reduce Cost While Maintaining Customer Satisfaction Maximizing profit by providing top-quality service at minimum cost is no longer optional – it’s imperative. Reducing the cost of service while keeping customers happy is the primary objective of customer service organizations. Customer relationship management (CRM) applications help you streamline customer service processes and reduce cost, enabling you to keep your customers happy and grow your business. Find out how. Read More

The Case for Enterprise Cost Systems


Many manufacturers have already implemented enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. That’s why questions about the need for an additional system to track, analyze, and manage costs are no surprise. Does it replace the entire ERP system? Is there additional work for cost personnel? While each user of enterprise cost systems uses them differently, the road to success lies in using them in conjunction with ERP systems.

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Data Mining and Predictive Modeling for Condition-based Maintenance


Today’s military logistics agencies must sustain diverse fleets of costly, complex, and indispensible weapon systems and platforms. Modern predictive maintenance solutions can integrate with existing IT infrastructures to collect and transmit data from various platforms to a centralized condition-based maintenance (CBM) database. Learn more about how these solutions enable better-informed decisions regarding specific maintenance actions.

reduce maintenance cost  Mining and Predictive Modeling for Condition-based Maintenance Today’s military logistics agencies must sustain diverse fleets of costly, complex, and indispensible weapon systems and platforms. Modern predictive maintenance solutions can integrate with existing IT infrastructures to collect and transmit data from various platforms to a centralized condition-based maintenance (CBM) database. Learn more about how these solutions enable better-informed decisions regarding specific maintenance actions. Read More

How to Compare the Real Cost of Accounting Software: 30 Questions to Ask Before You Sign the Contract


Once you decide it’s time to upgrade the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for accounting system, the next question is: “How much does it cost?” However, many variables factor into the total project price—and software is only a fraction of that. Discover 16 insider tips that can help you save money, as well as 30 specific questions to ask your software vendor, so you can avoid hidden costs and understand the total quote.

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