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David Berger explains how well-defined roles and responsibilities can help to get the most from your CMMS software.
Use this bargain-basement approach to enhance complex systems and improve maintenance operations.
David Berger says balance the costs and benefits of a CMMS upgrade if you hope to achieve improved performance.
Ask yourself strategic questions before you open your asset management software to outside personnel.
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16 epic fails in MRO master data management
Most business enterprises typically put their energy, resources and investment into things like product design, sales and marketing, production efficiency, tight process control, information technology and supply chain management both for inbound flows of direct materials and outbound flows of finished goods to end customers.
With so many important priorities vying for attention, managing a company's MRO supply chain has typically been quite neglected.
In today's economy, however, with much of the fat having been squeezed from direct materials supply chains, enterprises are taking a big interest in MRO. While MRO-related cost savings and process efficiencies are ripe for the picking, though, there is one huge problem: having never before controlled nor managed their MRO item and supplier masters in ERP, most companies' source data is — to put it bluntly — a mess.
Measuring the true value of maintenance activities
Author: Ralph W. "Pete" Peters
Gaining full value from capital or physical assets is an important challenge for organizations operating in increasingly competitive environments, where production interruptions due to equipment failures lead to expensive repair costs and lost revenue opportunities.
A key requirement for ensuring that capital assets deliver value is an enterprise asset management (EAM) system that automates maintenance planning and scheduling, tracks supplies of inventory, enables on-line procurement, and integrates with financial and other information systems.
While implementing an EAM solution can be a relatively straight-forward initiative, identifying the right solution, determining which organizational processes need adjustment, and ensuring that maintenance best practices are deployed are essential to ensuring that your EAM solution delivers promised benefits.
Fleet Optimization with IBM Maximo for Transportation
Implementing IBM Maximo can result in better up-time, cost controls, improved vehicle and cargo diagnostics, enhanced communication options and easier regulatory compliance.
Asset Management for the life sciences industry
In the heavily regulated life sciences industry, a dynamic regulatory and business climate and increasing global competition drive companies to optimize capital asset performance and seek to minimize operational risk. Asset management solutions directly address these critical concerns by enabling executives to better manage the assets that directly impact business performance, such as manufacturing equipment, precision instruments, warehouse machinery, and computing equipment.
- Sologic's Causelink Enterprise RCA software application is designed for data mining, monitoring and reporting
- Fluke's MET/TEAM software offers automated calibration and asset management
- IBM Maximo Asset Management Scheduler V7.5.1 improves planning and scheduling
- eMaint X3 maintenance management software offers new enhancements
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