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Greening the Organization Profitably with Asset Management
The world is focusing on environmental awareness, and reducing greenhouse gases is now an inevitable part of doing business. But how can you conform to

asset allocation  any plans that include asset acquisition, allocation or replacement. Note the emphasis on monitoring and preventive maintenance. Energy eiciency cannot be estimated without having accurate data as a basis for that estimation. And preventive maintenance, as has been proven over decades of operation, is the single greatest contributor to asset useful life and optimum equipment productivity. Eicient assets, then, minimize energy use and improve productivity. A business can be both environmentally

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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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Supply Chain Management: Morphing the Functional Scope of Service Parts


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asset allocation  the areas of fixed asset accounting, overhead cost allocation and inventory valuation. Possible financial tactics include restructuring of operations to minimize fixed costs, asset liquidation and, worst case, asset write-offs. Fixed overhead costs are typically governed by original acquisition costs and pre-determined amortization schedules. The periodic amortization cost thus accrued is divided by production volumes to determine overhead costs per unit. Excess capacity drives these costs up as Read More

On-demand IT Asset Management: What It Is, Why You Need It, and How You Can Benefit.


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Manage Your Workforce like the Asset That It Is


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How to Use Projects to Master Asset Management


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asset allocation  Use Projects to Master Asset Management IFS co-founder Ulf Stern and senior advisor Anders Wilhelmsson discuss how project management functionality that is tightly integrated with enterprise asset management (EAM) and asset lifecycle management (ALM) tools is essential to executives of asset-intensive industries. Lacking this integration, valuable asset data is lost and asset utilization cannot be maximized. Read More

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asset allocation  companies that must maximize asset value. Learn how enterprise asset management (EAM) software can facilitate the practices in this specification, including the most demanding requirement—asset lifecycle management encompassing all asset stakeholders including contractors, suppliers, engineers as well as internal users. Read More

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