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ERP for Municipalities
ERP for Municipalities
In this model, we assume the municipality controls water, sewers and roads. We assume also that it collects municipal or county taxes and manages many of its own assets such as vehicles and wate...
 

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Use a Computerized Maintenance Management System to Improve Predictive Maintenance Performance
Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management or

manufacturing plant maintenance  bank and for a manufacturing company, as well as many years of experience as a partner of a Big Five consulting firm and running his own consulting firm. Berger has been an adjunct professor at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto (Canada) for more than 20 years, teaching operations management for the MBA program. Berger has also done considerable work in the areas of strategy, IT, and process improvement for the manufacturing, financial services, and public sectors. Berger can be reached at

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Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) RFI/RFP Template

Maintenance Management, Customer Contracts (Agreements), Customer Orders, Customer Quotations, Work Orders, Product Technology Get this template

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ERP for Municipalities
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In this model, we assume the municipality controls water, sewers and roads. We assume also that it collects municipal or county taxes and manages many of its own assets such as vehicles and wate...

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