By adhering to IT best practices, our buildings can enjoy powerful, convenient and secure BAS and EMS systems.07/08/2014
This paper continues the inquiry into the challenges of control, clarity, confidence, and competitive advantage in the complex discrete manufacturing industry.06/23/2014
Companies in asset-intensive industries intuitively know that enterprise asset management (EAM) is a cornerstone of operational excellence.05/20/2014
Learn about the mistakes and pitfalls to avoid when it comes to researching, selecting and implementing the right CMMS/EAM solution for your company.05/20/2014
This white paper discusses the wide divide between those who fear the new mobile technology and those who embrace it and offers suggestions for avoiding the Russian roulette of security breaches.05/09/2014
This white paper discusses the use of EAM or CMMS software to support the asset listing hierarchy prescribed in some of the newer ISO and related specifications for asset management.04/02/2014
This paper covers the benefits of pull scheduling, the advantages of electronic pull scheduling systems and pointers on application of the eKanban technology.02/12/2014
Jim Hazelwood and Bill Butler offer several useful considerations on the selection of control systems for plant applications.02/12/2014
This paper reviews some of the specific situations where participating in the trend towards SaaS makes good business sense for the customer.02/03/2014
Key steps for leveraging limited resources and critical assets.08/19/2013
Every corner of your enterprise depends on the assets that keep it running, from the back offices to the storeroom to the shop floor and in the field. Thus, there is a widespread and pervasive need for timely asset information. Some areas require small rivulets of essential knowledge, while others are swimming in virtual oceans of data.
When asset management systems are paper-based or electronic but separate from other enterprise information systems, knowledge suffers. When interface programs connect asset management and enterprise business systems, risks and costs are incurred. The best way to assure seamless, real-time integration and global access to information is to implement a single-solution, pre-integrated ERP/EAM platform. The EAM solutions that ERP vendors offer have matured over the years and become increasingly functionally rich and competitive with best-of-breed EAM solutions. The most sophisticated have hundreds of integration points between the ERP and EAM built in.05/29/2013
This white paper reveals what manufacturers think about productivity, management challenges, automation, mobility, and compliance.05/13/2013
This white paper includes the results of the Aberdeen Group study and shows how best-in-class manufacturers are improving their operating performance by implementing proactive risk reduction.05/13/2013
In this white paper, we will examine the reasons companies that implement EAM software may not derive the full benefit it could deliver.01/28/2013
This paper explains the differences in sensor technologies and addresses the most common issues with dew point sensors in compressed air.10/25/2011
This white paper describes 10 ways senior executives can more effectively manage their assets in an uncertain economy in order to not only avoid any damage, but also enjoy substantial improvements in productivity and profitability.09/12/2011
Effective enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions will support your reliability and maintenance improvement initiatives.08/22/2011
Acronyms abound in the manufacturing industries. These common three-letter symbols are everywhere from process equations, to annual reports, to vendor product names. Many industry professionals know them by reference, but how many of these acronyms are actually well defined and understood?
This document will decode the background behind one of the manufacturing industries' most-commonly used, yet rarely fully understood, acronyms: TCO. Otherwise known as total cost of ownership.
TCO has been likened to other acronyms such as ROI (return on investment), TBO (total benefits of ownership), TCA (total cost of acquisition) and in some cases, TVO (total value of ownership). With all of these interpretations abounding, it's easy to see why many don't fully grasp the concept of TCO. All indications, however, point to TCO becoming a greater factor in the future of the process industries as manufacturers are constantly tasked with producing higher-quality products using fewer resources. Maximizing monetary resources will go a long way towards achieving this — which means it would behoove most companies to have as tight a grasp on the concept of TCO as possible.
The most critical truth to realize is that a longer product lifecycle means a lower TCO that a company can expect to pay each year.06/17/2011
Plant Services has taken an in-depth look at just how this has been accomplished and compiled a comprehensive Special Report titled Make Asset Management Software Your Biggest Asset.05/09/2011
With a well-constructed enterprise asset management (EAM) system in place, there is a path to growth and solid earnings.04/25/2011