Big Data can be too big for some. Getting a grip on it—and its value—means separating wheat from chaff, say experts, and acting on revealed trends. By Rick Carter , Executive Editor A January advertisement for SAP claimed that “complexity” costs the world’s top 200 companies $1.2 billion annually. It goes on to say that “Simple […]
Getting there requires taking a close look at weaknesses and taking measurable steps to correct them. Here, a respected industry expert shares tips on how to become a high-performing operation. By Christer Idhammar Any plant maintenance department wants to be known as a cost-effective organization. For our purposes, “cost effective” means maintenance without waste: where […]
Production Process has launched ProductionACE/CMMS, a new entry-level computerized maintenance management system that meters run hours and cycle counts. The company says that although preventive maintenance based on equipment run hours and cycle counts can be more effective than calendar scheduling, equipment meters often don’t exist. When they do, manually entering meter readings into a CMMS can be a labor-intensive, error-prone […]
Smartware Group, Inc., has announced a major upgrade of its Bigfoot Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS). Among the new features and enhancements is a streamlined user interface that matches how individuals view, scan and interact with the software on any size of screen, including computers, smartphones, tablets and iPads. This interface also allows access to all functions by scrolling down a single […]
By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor As a member of the slide-rule generation, I witnessed the advent of electronic calculators, punch-card mainframe computers, personal computers and the birth of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) programs. Despite all this technological progress, one thing hasn’t changed: I continue to see extensive “hoarding” behavior […]
This end-user account from Qatar highlights the well-defined steps that a natural-gas producer took over several years to reach its goals.
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