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As enterprises begin to embrace the Internet architecture and deploy their mission critical applications with new technologies, the Internet is fast becoming the preferred platform for delivering solutions for complex business processes.
In order to avoid the most common pitfalls of choosing, purchasing, and installing computer control and information systems, ask yourself - and ask vendors - questions about the system. (Both the Maintenance Fitness Questionnaire and the section on installing PM systems from Managing Factory Maintenance have additional ideas.)
Looking Into the Future of the Industry
What is the ultimate vision for enterprise reliability? If you’re like me, occasionally you find yourself drifting off into a day dream. One of the recurring day dreams I’ve been having for the last 10 years involves this question. I often lapse into deep thought, pondering, “How is all of this reliability and maintenance stuff supposed to work?
Quantum Leap – ‘One Small Step for Man…’
The ASP industry has transformed typical 9-to-5 development-centric software companies into 24-by-7 service-centric businesses. ASPs are now positioned to profoundly advance – should I be so cliché to say revolutionize? – the ways companies reduce their technology investment yet still have access to best-of-breed software and IT best practices.
Executive Summary: Mobile Directions in Equipment and Facility Maintenance
Industrial plants and commercial properties tend to be very large and widely distributed. Accordingly, maintenance functions have always been mobile, but until recently, access to maintenance data has been static.
Stephen J. Thomas
There are those that believe that SAP EAM/PM is a software application that does not provide satisfactory support for the maintenance and reliability work processes that exist within the plant environment. The recent survey of over 700 maintenance managers and reliability professionals conducted by Reliabilityweb.com dispels this belief entirely! In fact 66% of the respondents actually rated SAP EAM/PM as a good to excellent tool for the execution of maintenance activities.
The electric grid, as we know it, can’t keep up. It’s increasingly unreliable, costly to maintain and deliver electricity, vulnerable to attack, and environmentally unsound.
Originally presented at Reliability 2.0
With recent pressures to improve information flow and collaboration driving consolidation of activity through ERP systems, companies have struggled with questions about what they are willing to compromise in order to achieve this harmonization.
By Johnny Bofilios
After working in the CMMS/ EAM software world for almost 16 years, I recently switched to an engineering consulting firm focused on helping clients implement reliability best practices. I've developed a fresh perspective on what it takes to implement CMMS/ EAM software successfully.
by Michael Israel
Disclaimer: In our efforts to make readers aware of technology innovations, this Reliabilityweb.com article make extensive mention of a specfic product. This should not be taken to imply endorsement. The product names were used to support the informational delivery of an innovation for the maintenance and reliability community. - Editor
By Rajen Patel
Do you feel that in your organization SAP Plant maintenance is not being used at its full potential? Do you think you can integrate maintenance activities with other departments? SAP plant maintenance module can't work on its own. It needs to be integrated with other modules in order to get maximum benefits.
By Gene Pargas
Changing the way a large corporation operates is a challenge under any circumstances. But Cintas, one of America's largest providers of specialized business services, has discovered four keys to success that not only facilitated the launch of its first company-wide CMMS system, but could help others avoid costly delays and overcome crippling inertia.
A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing
Software as a Service (SaaS), also commonly referred to as “cloud computing” or “on-demand services,” is sweeping through enterprises in just about every industry.
Computerized Maintenance Management Information System (CMMIS) In Support of Planning, Scheduling, and Coordination
Excerpted by permission from Maintenance Planning, Scheduling & Coordination by Don Nyman and Joel Levitt (Courtesy of Industrial Press)
Everyone in transportation and transit organizations knows that their assets are critical to the overall success of the business. Asset availability and reliability is key to minimizing interruptions of the revenue stream. As a result, many transportation and transit organizations are looking at asset management as a strategic component in their quest for operational excellence.