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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

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...
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

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...
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

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...
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems: A Tutorial Part Two: Benefits and Interfaces
A CMMS is an excellent business opportunity whose implementation can significantly improve operations, reduce equipment downtime, increase accountability of the

reduce maintenance cost  can significantly improve operations, reduce equipment downtime, increase accountability of the maintenance functions, and produce substantial financial savings. The old ways of managing the maintenance function do not work anymore. The use of everything from index cards, pegboards, and white boards is cumbersome, ineffective, and unreliable. What''s more, these low-tech tools were used inconsistently and irregularly, further reducing whatever minimal benefits they may have been expected to achieve. A comp 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...
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...
Focus on Process to Reduce Your Recruiting Costs
Need to reduce recruiting costs in your organization? This executive brief provides several ideas on how to reduce those costs while still driving exceptional

reduce maintenance cost  on Process to Reduce Your Recruiting Costs Need to reduce recruiting costs in your organization? This executive brief provides several ideas on how to reduce those costs while still driving exceptional business by employing creative recruiting strategies and combining them with the right technology. Read More...
Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing
In today''s twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing

reduce maintenance cost  low range (because it reduced the inventory write-offs from $346k to $234k [USD]) and 4 percent better in the high range (because it reduced shortages from 2.8 percent to 0.5 percent) may make the second approach preferable. Second, while performance along the mid-range may look pretty reasonable on inventory and shortage metrics, the exposures to inventory in the low case and shortages in the high case may be completely unacceptable. Figure 3 shows even greater detail on the inventory story. The followin Read More...
Using Supply Chain Design and Optimization to Reduce Inventory
Historically, companies have invested in tactical and operational supply chain technology solutions. These solutions helped model and operate existing supply

reduce maintenance cost  Design and Optimization to Reduce Inventory Historically, companies have invested in tactical and operational supply chain technology solutions. These solutions helped model and operate existing supply chains, without addressing overall supply chain design and strategy. Companies are increasingly turning to strategic solutions such as supply chain design and optimization (SCDO) to help satisfy customer demand while balancing limitations on supply and the need for operational efficiency. Read More...
Application Development and Maintenance Services
Luxoft divides its services into two groups: standard and premium. Its standard services include application development and maintenance; product engineering

reduce maintenance cost  Development and Maintenance Services Luxoft divides its services into two groups: standard and premium. Its standard services include application development and maintenance; product engineering; embedded systems development; software quality assurance; and IT infrastructure management. Luxoft premium services include architecture consulting; security consulting; performance services; and process consulting. Read More...
Maintenance Software--Plan Ahead to Maximize CMMS Vendor Web Site Visits
For those looking for a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor, the Web is often the first place to start. There are a number of web site features

reduce maintenance cost  software. Some CMMS vendors reduce their distribution costs by encouraging users to download developed fixes, while others prefer handling the process themselves. Discussion database Discussion databases are handy and allows users and CMMS vendors to share tips about getting the most out of a CMMS application and traps that should be avoided. Tips and traps can be general or product-specific. Some vendors supplement this section with an ask the experts service that uses external expertise. Vendor demo Read More...
Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of SME On-premise Business Management Applications and SAP Business ByDesign
This document analyzes the cost of ownership for a typical on-premise small and medium enterprise (SME) business management system, and compares it to the cost

reduce maintenance cost  sap,erp,business management software,erp software,erp system,enterprise resource planning,erp crm,erp implementation,erp business,erp systems,erp management,erp definition,erp project,erp solutions,erp ppt 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

reduce maintenance cost  once the equipment is reduced to a point where failure is known to occur in the near future. This can be done through scheduled restoration, or if the consequences of failure are minimal, you may want to operate the asset to failure. Most of the time, this is not an option. If an acceptable proactive task cannot be defined, redesigning or replacing the asset (with new technology) may be required. Finally, market the success of this process internally and externally and then continue this process with the Read More...
Projected Cost Analysis of SAP HANA
In September 2013, SAP commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a cost-based analysis to examine the potential cost savings and reduction in total cost of

reduce maintenance cost  total cost of ownership, TCO, HANA, SAP HANA, Forrester, in-memory, SAP data, SAP analytics, TCO SAP HANA, cost SAP HANA Read More...

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