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10 Pitfalls to Avoid when Selecting a CMMS/EAM
As you look for ways to get the most out of your existing operating assets, enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management system

eam selection ranking  benefits realization. Your CMMS/ EAM vendor is an important partner in ensuring success in the long term. About the author David Berger, P.Eng. (Alta), Director, Western Management Consultants, Toronto, is a Certified Management Consultant (C.M.C.) registered in Ontario and an adjunct professor at York University in Toronto, where he has taught operations management for the MBA program for 23 years. He has conducted numerous maintenance audits; helped senior management develop maintenance strategies

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