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Global Asset Sustainability: Breakthrough Lean Best Practice Counters Rising Energy Costs
Leading companies are reducing energy consumption and costs as a top-priority initiative@with benefits ranging from more efficient operations to increased

physical asset investments  Sustainability Example 2: Triggering Physical Maintenance Activities to Trim Energy Costs An auto parts manufacturer's energy consumption data for a specific asset showed a distinct difference in the Global Asset Sustainability index (GAS) versus Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), as shown in Figure 4. GAS shows an energy degradation that equates to a $7,125 expense in excess energy consumption annually. In this case, periodic maintenance (a filter replacement) restores the asset to optimum energy

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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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SAP Weaves Microsoft .NET And IBM WebSphere Into Its ESA Tapestry


While SAP’s determination to become service-oriented architecture applications Lingua Franca evangelist should be of vital importance to its customers and for the general market direction, one should in the short-term expect tremors rather than tectonic moves and a speedy extinction of many pre-historic looking application species.

physical asset investments  integration from multiple systems, physical locations, and diverse vendors. MDM should ensure information integrity across the business network by allowing companies to consolidate, harmonize, and centrally master data in heterogeneous IT environments. In addition to these new capabilities, SAP NetWeaver is comprised of the following: Multi-channel access with both Web and mobile access to business systems in connected and disconnected scenarios; Enterprise portal providing internal and external unified Read More

RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode? Part One: RFID Technology


For retailers and the other vertical industries, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags present enormous opportunities to improve supply chain operations, since real-time inventory control, tracking, and alerting capabilities could be very important advantages of RFID. As tagged inventory goes through ports, terminals, freight forwarders, and into a distribution center, the RFID tag should provide near real-time visibility of an item's whereabouts at all times.

physical asset investments  Expedited cross docking Improved physical counts and reconciliation Improved work in process (WIP) inventory and aging/quality control Improved returns processing and credit note handling Complying to legal regulations for tracking and tracing Increasing the speed within the supply chain This is Part One of a two-part note. Part Two will discuss early adopters, the challenges they face, and make user recommendations. RFID Technology Pioneers Against the backdrop of the ongoing RFID frenzy and the attempt Read More

Automated Enterprise: Many High-ROI Opportunities


An automated data center promises to self-configure, self-optimize, and self-protect. When looking to implement an automated data center, one must consider best practices in user and resource provisioning, infrastructure availability, and user management. Doing so will allow automated data centers to expedite the automation processes in IT operations and administration; virtualization and provisioning; security; and availability.

physical asset investments  Denial of service $122,000 Physical theft or destruction $15,000 Data destruction $350,000 Theft of proprietary information $4.5 million Illegal system access—outsider $225,000 Unauthorized insider access $60,000 Installation or use of unauthorized software or hardware $250,000 Insider abuse of net access or e-mail $360,000 Financial fraud $4.4 million Estimated security impacts per incident for various internal and external security issues—Source: Alinean The automated data center's self-protecting Read More

Asset Performance Management: The Secret to Uncovering Hidden Profits and Ending Operating Surprises


Top performers optimize their assets. It’s true in any field—sports, the arts, and business. Yet in business, optimizing performance of capital assets often plays distant runner-up to the more glamorous pursuit of top-line growth. That’s not surprising, given the importance of increasing sales revenue. But it can cost you—and lead to operating surprises that are even more punishing.

physical asset investments  success-driven organization with significant physical assets can tap some or all of the preceding sources of profit improvement using Asset Performance Management. Yet as in all things, success depends on setting goals and establishing metrics that can be used to manage and measure results. This is especially true when an organization directs Asset Performance Management toward specific asset-related operating problems. The more calibrated the metrics, the more powerful and measurable the results. Take Read More

Considerations for Owning versus Outsourcing Data Center Physical Infrastructure


When faced with the decision of upgrading an existing data center, building new, or leasing space in a retail colocation data center, there are both quantitative and qualitative differences to consider. The 10-year TCO may favor upgrading or building over outsourcing; however, this paper demonstrates that the economics may be overwhelmed by a business’ sensitivity to cash flow, cash crossover point, deployment timeframe, data center life expectancy, regulatory requirements, and other strategic factors. This paper discusses how to assess these key factors to help make a sound decision.

physical asset investments  versus Outsourcing Data Center Physical Infrastructure When faced with the decision of upgrading an existing data center, building new, or leasing space in a retail colocation data center, there are both quantitative and qualitative differences to consider. The 10-year TCO may favor upgrading or building over outsourcing; however, this paper demonstrates that the economics may be overwhelmed by a business’ sensitivity to cash flow, cash crossover point, deployment timeframe, data center life Read More

Performance Management and ERP: What You Need to Know to Get the Most out of Your Investments


This paper details the challenges chief information officers (CIOs) face when seeking performance management (PM) capabilities from their enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. It details the advantages of implementing a PM system separate from the existing ERP solution in order to achieve greater results and improve efficiency and usability. The paper provides real-world examples and offers recommendations.

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Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System


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How RFID Technology Can Enhance Your Asset Management Program


Even though the technology has been around in some form since World War II, chances are that you think of Wal-Mart’s supply chain initiative when you hear the words “radio frequency identification,” or “RFID.” Wal-Mart is already seeing a return on their 2005 investment. But does RFID technology make as much sense for asset management as for supply chain management?

physical asset investments  Top Management Software , Physical Asset Management , Independent Asset Management . Table Of Contents Introduction How RFID Technology Works RFID Versus Barcode RFID Technology in Real-world Applications Summary Introduction Even though the technology has been around in some form since World War II, chances are that you think of Wal-Mart's supply chain initiative when you hear the words radio frequency identiication, or RFID. Since January 2005, the retail giant has required suppliers to place RFID Read More

Asset Life Cycle Management


Asset life cycle management is an increasingly important strategic initiative for asset-intensive industries to explore. Innovative organizations can use their assets for competitive advantage and thereby improve the profitability of their business. Learn how advanced asset life cycle management strategies can contribute to organizational agility, security, and flexibility, and improve responsiveness in a demanding marketplace.

physical asset investments  Life Cycle Management Asset life cycle management is an increasingly important strategic initiative for asset-intensive industries to explore. Innovative organizations can use their assets for competitive advantage and thereby improve the profitability of their business. Learn how advanced asset life cycle management strategies can contribute to organizational agility, security, and flexibility, and improve responsiveness in a demanding marketplace. Read More

Visual Asset Manager: CMMS – EAM Competitor Analysis Report


The EAM knowledge base is geared toward groups that need to analyze requirements for a system, which supports maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. This knowledge base includes criteria for comparing general computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices.

physical asset investments  controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. This knowledge base includes criteria for comparing general computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. Read More

IT Investments and Business Value


The view of technology has evolved over time—from a strategic enabler and a competitive weapon to an operational overhead. IT projects that come in over budget and with missed deadlines and lackluster results do not help matters. It is up to the CIOs to restore the perception of IT in the enterprise, by understanding the company’s goals and showing business leaders how IT projects and services can help reach them faster.

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The Strategic Importance of Asset Management Part Two: Implications


The changing attitudes, understandings of physical assets and market conditions bring a broad array of implications for those responsible for asset management. The majority of these can be explained as "new accountabilities." Many of these are accountabilities leveled at, or within, corporations themselves. However many will also be directed at the individuals taking or overseeing these decisions, often with daunting consequences for failure.

physical asset investments  companies have of their physical asset base, in order to achieve strategic advantages within their markets. Outsourcing in Asset Management Outsourcing has become one of the catch-cries of those offering solutions and regimes aimed at lowering direct costs. In some areas this may be relevant. Within the area of physical assets there are some major considerations that first need to be taken into account. Regardless of who has been delegated the responsibility for maintaining the asset base, there is still Read More

How to 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.

physical asset investments  to 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