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CMMS – EAM

Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. EAM typically includes computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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Manual versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing


All good lean systems have both physical systems in the plant and near real time information technology backbones that centralize data. The primary advantage of enterprise systems is that they can handle considerably more information than can be accommodated manually.

systems information technology asset management scm  (e.g., quantities needed). Enterprise systems also allow for this information to be organized, and, in some solutions with built-in workflow management capabilities, make this information easily accessible for employees to support engineering, production, regulatory, and customer needs. Some enterprise systems with constraint-based planning can help manufacturers reduce setup times, while those with strong enterprise asset management (EAM) capabilities can help implement total productive maintenance Read More

Acquisitive Vendor Expands Its Enterprise Asset Management Potential


IFS has much to offer customers. Its IFS Applications suite now boasts an asset lifecycle management module for quick data retrieval. IFS also has a strong commitment to international standards, and with its acquisition of iSC, expertise in naval and marine operations.

systems information technology asset management scm  between IFS and BAE Systems , acquired Information Science Consultants (B) in July 2007. Its enterprise asset management (EAM) solution already strong, with this latest acquisition, IFS hopes to bolster its reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) capabilities for the aerospace and defense (A&D) industries. IFS—an EAM Force But to come back to IFS, its EAM solution is just one component of the broad IFS Applications suite used globally by customers such as the Toronto Transit Commission ( TTC ), Three Read More

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systems information technology asset management scm  measuring performance globally. SCM systems integrate all features of procurement processes, warehouse management system (WMS) features and functions, transportation, and logistics, as well as other product planning modules. To learn more about the distinction between advance planning and scheduling (APS), SCM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP), read TEC’s article Comparative Analysis: Are You Still Confused About APS, SCM, and ERP?   About This SCM Guide Our SCM request for information (SCM RFI) Read More

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