Posts by Paul McNamara

If You Want to Accelerate, Take Your Foot off the Brakes. Soar With New Competitive Asset Management Capabilities!

The competitive landscape is changing fast.  It is an exciting and dangerous time.  New competitive requirements for speed and efficiency – doubling speed and reducing costs in half – cannot be achieved with historical approaches focused only on myopic views of asset performance, e.g. asset downtime, MTBF, OEE. While still important, rather than ends in…

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Avoid “The Grind.” Catch the Next Asset Management Wave!

According to the dictionary, when you grind something you use force to wear down, crush, or pulverize it. When we use “grind” to describe our work the characterization is stark. The “grind” produces moods of resignation, distrust, cynicism, and fatigue that are as unrelenting as the forces producing them. We don’t have to work in…

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Introducing Scireo Accelerated Enterprise Asset Management, aEAM

The most asset-intensive and costly part of any manufacturing business is its test equipment operations. Test equipment is an essential and very costly component of the product development process in engineering and the order to cash processes in manufacturing and field support/MRO. These processes are complex and costly, tend to be slow or erratic, and…

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Is Your Asset Management Team Focused on Winning?

Winning requires a full team effort, all seats filled with skilled players, everyone pulling in the same direction, and focused on the same outcome: winning. Winning teams are fun to be a part of and can be deeply meaningful to our business and career success. Today’s challenge is what constitutes a win is changing rapidly…

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Covid 19: How Hard Can you Push Before the Wheels Come off?

Winners push their limits by analyzing and producing a steady stream of high-value improvement opportunities and then quickly exploiting them to save money and time.  Push too hard without these opportunities and the wheels come off as you pass process limits, greatly reduced by Covid-19.  Don’t push hard enough and you lose to more capable…

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Accelerated Enterprise Asset Management: Accelerating Engagement, Speed, & Efficiency

Accelerated Enterprise Asset Management (aEAM) is an asset management approach pioneered by Sente and focused on complex and costly, asset-intensive environments that support mission-critical enterprise processes. This includes engineering design and development, manufacturing, and service organizations like MRO or calibration.  In environments where costs can be compounded by several factors – utilization, poor availability, acquisition…

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Introducing Accelerated Enterprise Asset Management – aEAM

Asset-Intensive operations have their own set of unique challenges when considering how they will be transformed for speed and cost competitiveness post-Covid-19. aEAM is looking like an answer to CEOs who, emboldened by the initial adoption of collaboration tools made necessary by Covid-19, intend to accelerate broader changes required to drive speed and efficiency into…

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