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Use software to create a seamless integration of outside MRO services.
These pointers can help industrial plant managers select a contractor for outsourcing maintenance and reliability services.
Head games: Strategic considerations and tactical moves influence whether to outsource MRO.
Companies that have outsourced maintenance talk about their experiences in this video segment.
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Performance contract provides cost reduction and quality improvement
In 2005, Heineken Netherlands decided to outsource the Installed Base Management of their process instrumentation. There were three main reasons for this decision:
- Internal know-how and capacity to manage and maintain measuring instruments decreases
- Investments in specialized activities are no longer effective towards cost and quality
- Strategic decision: maintenance of process instrumentation is not 'core business'
The Installed Base Management includes the calibration, inspection, repair and maintenance of approximately 3.500 instruments of various types. The selected partner would have to demonstrate its ability to:
- Manage the process instrumentation in such a way that maximum product integrity and installation availability can be guaranteed at minimum costs
- Continuously improve the execution processes, the availability of instruments and the instrumentation performance within process specifications
Outsourcing Maintenance: A Plan for Success
Author: Advanced Technology Services
This five-page whitepaper discusses outsourcing maintenance and the potential benefits for a plant manager. It outlines the specific situations in which outsourcing maintenance is most beneficial.
Outsourcing production equipment maintenance - dispelling the myths
Outsourcing production equipment maintenance
- Database illustrates job losses due to outsourcing and flawed policies
- Global outsourcing contract volume set to climb in 2010
- U.S. manufacturing slips in competitiveness, according to study
- International Association of Outsourcing Professionals recognizes ATS in its annual ranking of the top global outsourcing companies
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