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Maintenance Scheduling 101
Many organizations have tried to address their maintenance scheduling woes by introducing new and sometimes very advanced technologies. The reality is that trying to automate something that's broken will cause even more frustration and finger-pointing.
: Maintenance Scheduling 101 Maintenance Scheduling 101 Lorne MacDonald - January 29, 2005 Read Comments Maintenance Scheduling 101 Featured Author - Lorne MacDonald, PopWare Inc. Introduction I ve read and seen a lot of material about advanced maintenance scheduling techniques, but the reality is that most maintenance people are still struggling with the basics. As a former operations/maintenance coordinator who was sick and tired of operating in a reactive, firefighting mode, I understood the potential
How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval for Service and Maintenance Application. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. If you’re not using a service and maintenance application, you may have reached the point where manual systems no longer support the pace of business. Where to start? You should know the five important questions to ask before implementing. The ten essential features to look for. How to prepare for product demonstrations. And the five most common mistakes people make.
: Choose a Service and Maintenance Application How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application Source: Sage Document Type: White Paper Description: If you’re not using a service and maintenance application, you may have reached the point where manual systems no longer support the pace of business. Where to start? You should know the five important questions to ask before implementing. The ten essential features to look for. How to prepare for product demonstrations. And the five most common mistakes
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The Elusive Weekly Maintenance Schedule
The weekly schedule process is by far the most significant yet underutilized tool for work force efficiency. A resource-leveled weekly schedule provides a logical way to balance required work versus available man-hours.
: The Elusive Weekly Maintenance Schedule The Elusive Weekly Maintenance Schedule Source: Synterprise Document Type: White Paper Description: The weekly schedule process is by far the most significant yet underutilized tool for work force efficiency. A resource-leveled weekly schedule provides a logical way to balance required work versus available man-hours. The Elusive Weekly Maintenance Schedule style= border-width:0px; /> comments powered by Disqus Related Topics: Computerized Maintenance
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Continuous Improvement Offers CMMS Maintenance Benefits
Computer maintenance management system (CMMS) packages are excellent tools for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data and can offer insight into a process’ problem. Critical success factors for the effective use for the CMMS involves clear support from management and measurable drivers involving time, quality, and cost.
: Continuous Improvement Offers CMMS Maintenance Benefits Continuous Improvement Offers CMMS Maintenance Benefits David Berger - February 24, 2004 Read Comments Introduction Most senior managers are unimpressed by simply implementing a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) or generating numerous reports. Instead, management is focused on results, which implies continuous improvement. A CMMS package provides an excellent tool for collecting, analyzing, and reporting unlimited amounts of data.
: eMaint's state-of-the-art X3 CMMS system can be tailored to meet the exact specifications of any maintenance, facilities or operations department and saves companies valuable time and money by better organizing, planning and managing maintenance activities.
Technology Hardware Maintenance-Acquiring and Managing Cost Effective Service
Hardware maintenance can represent a significant information technology cost, but options for managing that cost exist. If you analyze hardware maintenance from an enterprise perspective, you will identify those options and ensure the cost-effective delivery of those services.
: acquires and manages that maintenance service cost-effectively. Identify the Enterprise Portfolio The first step in developing your maintenance options is to gather data on your existing hardware portfolio and how it is maintained. This should be done across the entire enterprise and include all the technology hardware. A useful approach is to consider a simple framework for organizing your portfolio data. That framework can vary based on an organization s operations, but a generic framework is outlined b
EAM Versus CMMS: What s Right for Your Company? Part One
As companies continue to look for more areas from which to squeeze out revenues and reduce expenses, enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) software continue to receive good press as the systems providing an answer--and with justification. But what software makes the most sense for your company and from which providers--EAM/CMMS best-of-breed incumbents or enterprise resource planning (ERP)
: (EAM) software and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) continue to grab headlines as a realistic way to reduce expenses and increase revenues. For one, maintaining an adequate level of repair and service parts inventory based on forecasted equipment usage can prevent already limited funds from being over-allocated just to achieve a false sense of security. Also, an effective preventive maintenance program can improve equipment utilization and availability, enabling production schedules to
Lean Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center
Lean Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center. Get Free White Papers Related To Lean Maintenance. It’s common knowledge that asset downtime disrupts production and drives up both process and per-unit operating costs. However, executives often lose sight of this because they focus on output, not on the assets used to create it. The irony is that companies can use asset performance management not only to make more widgets, but to make each widget more profitably.
: known as : Lean Maintenance , Lean Maintenance Toolbox , Lean Maintenance System , Lean Production , Demand Flow Technology , Lean Services , Lean Software Development , Value Network , Industrial Technology , Industrial Engineering , Quality Control , Production and Manufacturing , Lean Dynamics , value stream mapping , Lean Manufacturing Solutions , Lean Resources , Lean Product Development , Table of Contents Introduction Lean Maintenance: Factors for Success Finding Maintenance Success Factors: The
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Maintenance Software--How to Negotiate Successful Contracts with CMMS Vendors
When negotiating a contract with a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor the guiding principals and definition of the project must first be determined. Deliverables, pricing options, payment terms, continuance, product and service quality, and liabilities are additional areas that must be considered in negotiations.
: Maintenance Software--How to Negotiate Successful Contracts with CMMS Vendors Maintenance Software--How to Negotiate Successful Contracts with CMMS Vendors David Berger - February 25, 2004 Read Comments Maintenance Software—How to Negotiate Successful Contracts with CMMS Vendors Featured Author - David Berger - February 25, 2004 Introduction When negotiating a contract with a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor the guiding principals and definition of the project must first be
The Convergence of ERP and Field Services—One Vendor’s Leadership
Agresso’s experience with people-centric services organizations has led the vendor to design a solution that effectively address these businesses’ need for field services and asset maintenance management. Agresso’s melding of two solutions, and the product’s underlying architecture, support change and tightly couple solution categories.
: field services and asset maintenance decision making and controls at every level. The solution’s capabilities span projects, procurement, financials, and human resources (HR), as well as workflow, reporting, and analytics. Typically, customers will select Agresso Field Force as a complement to Agresso Procurement and Agresso Projects . By sharing a common data repository, customers can create their own inquiries and reports, manage changing business requirements on the fly, and intelligently analyze,
: MicroMain XM gives organizations comprehensive maintenance (including fleet) management. MicroMain sets-up its enterprise asset maintenance/computerized maintenance management system (EAM/CMMS) to work the way facility and maintenance managers work.
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