Posts by Paul McNamara

Unlock Hidden Synergies, Profitability & Speed in Test Infrastructure

Why are There Hidden Synergies in Test Operations? Our customers often make the decision to focus on synergies in test because of the capital intensity — both human and equipment —  in test organizations.  One reason it produces such a great opportunity for synergy is that people hoard test infrastructure and ultimately own more of…

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Customer-Focused Maintenance Teams Accelerate Revenues & Time-to-Market.
Do Yours?

Why are Maintenance Teams so Important? Because they are responsible for keeping plant and equipment up and running so that orders from customers can be quickly produced, shipped, billed and converted to cash.  Any breakdown in production inevitably leads to shipping delays, dissatisfied customers, slowed payments, reduced profitability, delays to cash and reductions in stock…

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Calibration Performance:
The One Move that Drops Costs, Frees Capacity, Accelerates Speed & Produces World-Class Compliance

What are the Issues? When I listen to our customers who need improved calibration services and other leaders from the calibration industry I hear the description of a difficult situation. Customers of calibrations organizations are not satisfied with the cost, compliance levels (past dues and extensions) and the speed and responsiveness of the teams (bench-to-bench…

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Software Aimed at Outcomes:
Designed for Practitioners, by Practitioners

In the Beginning Our software has always been aimed at producing important outcomes for our customers because it was designed by our practitioners who were personally responsible for delivering those outcomes. Everyone in our company was focused on delivering results that far exceeded our costs so that our customers produced a significant and measurable ROI. …

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Active Asset Management: Transforming for the 4th Industrial Revolution

What is Active Asset Management? It is an approach that actively analyzes, targets, and makes improvements to the speed and competitiveness of asset-intensive enterprise processes in engineering and manufacturing.  It is an approach that aligns the action and urgency of every team member with the ultimate objective of their customer: to win the race! The…

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