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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

CHAMPS Computerized Maintenance Management System: Powering Asset Reliability and Performance


CHAMPS Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) is designed to reduce maintenance cost and deliver increased return on your assets. We can show you how CHAMPS CMMS will transform your asset management processes.

reduce maintenance cost  (CMMS) is designed to reduce maintenance cost and deliver increased return on your assets. We can show you how CHAMPS CMMS will transform your asset management processes. 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 maintenance functions, and produce substantial financial savings. Read on to learn how this can be accomplished.

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 Cost of Employee Web Misuse


In the white paper employee web use and misuse learn how to protect yourself from the wide range of problems your company can run into.

reduce maintenance cost  for your business, including reduced employee productivity; security problems; legal risks; wasted bandwidth; unlicensed software; and reputation risk. In the white paper Employee Web Use and Misuse learn how to protect yourself from the wide range of problems your company can run into. Time is money. Don''t pay for costly employee Web misuse. Download your PDF copy today.   For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: +1 514-954-3665, ext.367. 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 decisions of direct materials fall short.

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

Maintenance Planning... Getting Back to Basics


Proper maintenance planning is the first step in moving from a reactive to a proactive mode. Yet organizations continue to struggle with establishing proper planning processes. This paper provides back to basics perspective on the key elements of maintenance planning.

reduce maintenance cost  Planning... Getting Back to Basics Proper maintenance planning is the first step in moving from a reactive to a proactive mode. Yet organizations continue to struggle with establishing proper planning processes. This paper provides back to basics perspective on the key elements of maintenance planning. Read More

Case Study: Enterprise Cost Control Simplifies the Complex


Wellman Thermal, a make-to-contract (MTC) manufacturer of boilers and industrial furnaces, needed an information system to record actual costs and allocate resources for each project from beginning to end. It also wanted help forecasting the outcome of individual projects. The system Wellman implemented allows the company better control of factory capacity planning and high visibility into operations. Get the details.

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Cost-justifying Warehouse Management Technologies in Small and Midsized Warehouses


The warehouse management system (WMS) concept has matured into a collection of time-tested technologies that reduce inventory costs and increase overall inventory management efficiencies. By implementing WMS technology, organizations can achieve a higher return on their software dollars and provide better service to their customers. A WMS can provide organizations with tangible benefits that improve warehouse operations without adding headcount.

reduce maintenance cost  many organizations is to reduce the costs associated with operations and customer service. To accomplish this, companies are embarking on a wide range of processimprovement initiatives. One proven method for increasing customer service without incurring additional longterm expenses is to take advantage of new technologies to improve a company''s supply chain efficiencies- including the implementation of a warehouse management system (WMS) . The WMS concept has now matured into a collection of time-tested t Read More

Cost Accounting Primer


Whether you’re familiar with the world of accounting or not, understanding the basic concepts and principles of accounting functions can give you an essential edge in the competitive manufacturing sector. This in-depth guide, complete with glossary, takes you through the step-by-step process of cost accounting for manufacturers—from prototype manufacturing, shipping, and full production, through to financial reports.

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Spinnaker Support Announces New SAP Third-party Maintenance Customer


Spinnaker Support, a a provider of third-party maintenance for JD Edwards and SAP products, announced D+M Group as its latest customer. This win has multiple meanings for Spinnaker. For one, as a recent entrant into the third-party support and maintenance market for SAP customers (compared to a veteran provider like Rimini Street), this win adds to Spinnaker’s budding list of SAP

reduce maintenance cost  Support Announces New SAP Third-party Maintenance Customer Spinnaker Support, a a provider of third-party maintenance for JD Edwards and SAP products, announced D+M Group as its latest customer. This win has multiple meanings for Spinnaker. For one, as a recent entrant into the third-party support and maintenance market for SAP customers (compared to a veteran provider like Rimini Street), this win adds to Spinnaker’s budding list of SAP reference customers. In addition, D+M Group is a 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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Can You Bring Cost Down through Better Inventory Management?


In my previous blog I discussed two approaches to bringing down your cost: cost cutting and cost reducing, with regards to the overall supply chain network. The most effective way of cost reduction in supply chain is through the collaborative effort of the whole organization. As discussed previously, the supply chain has various areas where cost reduction can be done, but for this blog, I want to

reduce maintenance cost  will help the organization reduce the cost associated with inventory. There are some common techniques and some unique business processes which can be implemented to achieve cost reduction and help with the better management of inventory. Many organizations should implement the following ten practices to reduce inventory costs: 1. Conduct periodic reviews and audits of various inventories being held in-house. 2. Analyze the usage and lead times of on-hand and order book inventory. 3. Reduce safety stock b Read More

Maintenance Team at Lakeside Educational Network Keeps Things Running Smoothly for Students Going Through Rough Patches


The maintenance team at the Lakeside Educational Network (LEN) near Philadelphia addresses a diverse set of challenges; not only managing 72,000 square-feet of building space, they must also cut grass and remove snow over a 20-mile radius; conduct inspections and repair a fleet of trucks, cars and vans; and address a host of other tasks. To help manage the depth and breadth of maintenance tasks at LEN, the 15-person team uses a CMMS called Bigfoot CMMS. Among other things, Bigfoot CMMS calls up equipment repair history; automates preventive maintenance schedules; tracks work orders; monitors costs; and aids new building projects.

reduce maintenance cost  Team at Lakeside Educational Network Keeps Things Running Smoothly for Students Going Through Rough Patches The maintenance team at the Lakeside Educational Network (LEN) near Philadelphia addresses a diverse set of challenges; not only managing 72,000 square-feet of building space, they must also cut grass and remove snow over a 20-mile radius; conduct inspections and repair a fleet of trucks, cars and vans; and address a host of other tasks. To help manage the depth and breadth of maintenance Read More