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Reducing Costs with Efficient Operations: A Fast Track to More Working Capital
Untamed costs can deplete the precious working capital that’s critical to your ongoing operations. But, you can get a handle on costs by taking steps to improve

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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

reducing maintenance costs  and generating improvements are reducing inventory levels by better controlling obsolete parts and equipment; using the shift supervisor to open the stockroom when needed instead of a full-time person on the nightshift; and training equipment operators to do their own simple PM routines, set-ups, changeovers, and minor adjustments. Once these processes have been implemented, the CMMS can be used to monitor whether or not expected benefits are achieved. David Berger is with Western Management Consultants 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

reducing maintenance costs  database, possibly eliminating or reducing vendor charges. A CMMS allows you to evaluate the effectiveness of your preventive maintenance program. Performing preventive maintenance does not automatically guarantee that equipment will run longer and better. With the historical information maintained in a CMMS you can correlate the preventive maintenance with downtime. If your preventive maintenance does not reduce downtime, you may need to re-think it. In addition to preventive maintenance, a CMMS can Read More
Reducing the Cost of Systems Operations
Disintermediation is the process of removing redundant intermediaries from a systems management infrastructure. Once vital to systems monitoring, proprietary

reducing maintenance costs  out a strategy for reducing annual maintenance costs by removing redundant intermediary management tools. The strategy is called disintermediation. Proxima Technology's Centauri Business Service Manager provides a low-cost service level management solution that allows organizations to bring native management tools under a single management umbrella. Where native or standards-based agents are not available, Centauri can be configured for agentless monitoring, retrieving performance information directly Read More
Global Asset Sustainability: Breakthrough Lean Best Practice Counters Rising Energy Costs
Leading companies are reducing energy consumption and costs as a top-priority initiative@with benefits ranging from more efficient operations to increased

reducing maintenance costs  current lean approach of reducing waste in all its forms (e.g., inventory, downtime, and non-value-adding paperwork) has lowered costs and increased profitability, but today that's no longer enough, given the economic and environmental uncertainty of energy. As a result, evolving lean best practices now include monitoring and managing the energy consumption of assets. Companies that establish a strategy and global approach incorporating this new practice can not only deliver superior shareholder value, 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

reducing maintenance costs  reliability can contribute to reducing waste in many 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 Read More
Best Practices Reduce Operating Costs by $1 Million
NexPress, a mid-sized company specializing in print solutions and services, needed to integrate its business processes across its supply chain. It also wanted

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Leaner Maintenance Management with Control Systems Integrated CMMS
Maintenance managers play a critical role in an organization looking to optimize operations efficiencies. This paper discusses the benefits of interoperating

reducing maintenance costs  Maintenance Management with Control Systems Integrated CMMS Maintenance managers play a critical role in an organization looking to optimize operations efficiencies. This paper discusses the benefits of interoperating between computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and control systems, and presents potential options on how to accomplish varying levels of integration. Read More
Service Parts Planning for Maintenance Management
Whether you have a small network with a couple of printers and a fax machine, or a sophisticated shop floor using robots, cranes, etc., you have to make sure

reducing maintenance costs  assets right away, thus reducing disruption to the minimum. As a general rule though, companies will not have spare parts in their inventory for low or medium importance assets. The second reason could be that your suppliers are not reliable enough to deliver on time. Let’s say that you can afford to stop your production line but only for a few hours. If your spare parts provider can deliver in one hour and it takes you an hour to repair, you’re fine. But if they can’t or they deliver the wrong Read More
Convergent Charging: Gain Flexibility While Reducing Costs
Telecommunications providers are currently stuck with cumbersome, slow-moving, and costly charging/billing solutions. These solutions often suffer from revenue

reducing maintenance costs  Charging: Gain Flexibility While Reducing Costs Telecommunications providers are currently stuck with cumbersome, slow-moving, and costly charging/billing solutions. These solutions often suffer from revenue leakage, insufficiently protect against credit exposure risk, and hinder business model innovation. Learn how to implement convergent charging services that can help reduce operating costs while improving customer intimacy and limiting revenue leakage. Read More
Driving New Efficiencies in the Indirect Supply Chain: Procurement and Logistics Strategies for Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Supplies
In a challenging economy, many companies focus cost-cutting on direct materials and capital spending rather than maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO

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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

reducing maintenance costs  talent, talent management, hiring, Oracle HCM, HCM Oracle, talent Oracle, Oracle talent, recruiting, recruitment, Oracle, staffing, recuiting costs, recruitment costs, recruitment strategies, e-recruiting Read More
How RAUCH GmbH Cut Its Publishing Costs by 90 Percent
Until 2004, German agricultural machinery manufacturer RAUCH created its technical publications in-house, relying on a service provider to create and translate

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Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into

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Unlocking Working Capital: Best Practices for Reducing Inventory
Two-thirds of the 400 survey participants in a 2007 Aberdeen report about inventory management place a high priority on working capital optimization. Many

reducing maintenance costs  Capital: Best Practices for Reducing Inventory Two-thirds of the 400 survey participants in a 2007 Aberdeen report about inventory management place a high priority on working capital optimization. Many companies are reconsidering their business strategies, including implementing appropriate technology platforms that help automate supply chain processes. Learn about cost-effective and practical ways to reduce inventory so that working capital can be released. Read More

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