Posts by Paul McNamara

Sente Takes a “Whole System” Approach

Our Whole System Approach to managing resources in test is why we’ve been able to help our customers drive award-winning results, helping them win enterprise best practice awards. Our results have been uncommon and superior: 25% to 85% increases to speed and responsiveness 40% to 75% reduction in equipment costs 99%+ compliance rates 200% to…

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Asset Management Success Factors: It’s the Humans Stupid!

To understand what differentiates Sente, you must first look at our approach from a philosophical perspective because that philosophy leads to knowledge requirements in our organization which then leads to the capabilities of our solutions and the award-winning results we’ve produced. We don’t organize around managing assets.  Assets are easy to manage.  They never have…

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Accelerate Enterprise Processes with Trustworthy Networks-of-Test-Capabilities

We’ve Been Building Resilient and Trustworthy Test Networks for Over 20 Years. The practices and tools we use to build our customers’ networks are proven by results:  reducing equipment spend over 50% while decrease critical process cycle times by 25%. The large hierarchical organizations that brought efficiency and effectiveness to the last industrial revolution are…

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Are You Building a Foundation for Speed?

Every solution you install in your company should enable you to increase your speed and reduce cost, and minimally should “do no harm” in either area.  Most solutions today fail this test and inadvertently reinforce old behaviors that add costs and delays.  Our solutions are designed for both cost reduction and speed and aimed at…

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Equipment Utilization: What’s your number?

Hoarding Kills Utilization. Measuring equipment utilization is the best way I know to determine if your assets are being hoarded and, as a result, your business is incurring all of the costs of lost time and unnecessary money spent that comes with hoarding.  The genesis for founding Sente was in a conversation I had years…

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Stop Hoarding, Start Collaborating, Accelerate Results

Why do People Hoard? Hoarding is the result of people not trusting they will get what they need when they need it.  They hoard test equipment, knowledge about tests, or services required to keep a test environment up and running and compliant…like calibration, repair, maintenance services.  They do this because they feel if they don’t…

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That One Bad Habit That Costs Your Team Millions

What Bad Habits? There are plenty of bad habits: multi-tasking, procrastination, poor communication; all of these habits will negatively affect your business and can set you back financially if they aren’t dealt with. Chances are if you’ve worked around test for a while, you already know the one bad habit that sets test teams back…

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Sente CEO Presents at
The American Aerospace & Defense Summit

Mr. McNamara presented “Competing in The 4th Industrial Revolution – Success at the Intersection of Culture & Tools” at the 2018 Aerospace & Defense Summit in Glendale, Arizona.  The session got high marks by session participants many of whom are in the midst of transformation efforts themselves as the Aerospace Industry looks to cut time-to-market,…

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