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Asset-Intensive Facility Transformation in the Age of Covid

By Paul McNamara | February 12, 2021

Covid-19 has accelerated transformation efforts across many industries. With the use of tools like Zoom and MS Teams making it possible to work effectively and satisfactorily from home, many enterprises are electing to redesign and consolidate their facilities. It is ironic that these moves, made possible by technology, may initially be thwarted by technology, particularly…

Designing and Executing a Plan is a Team Sport

By Paul McNamara | February 8, 2021

Plans are only as good as your ability to execute them. Equipment plans or budgets are more than lists of equipment, they help fulfill intentions in a larger plan to bring products to market faster and increase margins, profitability, and growth. When plans are not designed and executed with these intentions in mind they can’t…

Accelerate Results by Managing Test Constraints

By Paul McNamara | January 16, 2021

The Theory of Constraints (TOC) was widely popularized in Eli Goldratt’s best selling book, “The Goal.” In our work in test, we’ve leveraged these principles to produce award-winning asset management capabilities and results. 400% increases to asset utilization 25% to 75% reduction in operating capital requirements 25% to 50% improvements to process speed Increased Investments…

Agile Planning & Execution: How to Avoid Pileups in the Race to Market

By Paul McNamara | November 23, 2020

One of the big keys to moving products to market with velocity is swift and effective decision making. It is the key to winning any race. In a rapidly changing competitive landscape, we must be agile and effective in our planning, decision-making, and execution processes. Our practices described below help our customers improve their competitive…

Asset Management: Designed to Enable Speed & Competitiveness

By Paul McNamara | October 5, 2020

Accelerated Enterprise Asset Management (aEAM) is an award-winning software and services suite used by companies with complex, asset-intensive operations and demanding competitive requirements for better than incremental improvements to speed, agility, and cost-effectiveness. The same old solutions won’t work. This is where Scireo aEAM comes in! The Operating Environment The assets requiring management we write…

Is Your Team Ready for Its Moneyball Moment?

By Paul McNamara | September 28, 2020

New competitive requirements for speed and efficiency are driving companies to rethink the way they operate to avoid existential threats. In a moment of similar significance, the Oakland A’s baseball team needed a new, more competitive, and transformative strategy. The strategy they invented, dubbed “Moneyball”, succeeded wildly outperforming traditional management approaches.  Using it the A’s…

With aEAM, a New Day is Dawning for Maintenance Teams

By Dennis Fuller | September 15, 2020

An ongoing critical concern of asset-intensive operations is ensuring the equipment is operational and available to produce output. A company’s revenue depends on it. Profitability is reduced if not managed effectively and the reputation of the maintenance/support teams can suffer. In a world where we have to learn to go faster and cut costs, old…

Win the Race with Better Coordination of Capacity & Constraints

By Lacey Caminsky | September 8, 2020

In today’s fast-changing environment, business teams need to be able to anticipate resource constraints and plan contingencies quickly to avoid costly delays and frustrations. Failure to perform to new competitive requirements could mean the difference between winning and losing new business.  Teams are being asked to… Cut time-to-market by 50%… and cut cost 50%. Hoarding…

Enable Critical Investments, Accelerate Time-To-Market, Make a Difference

By Rob Small | September 4, 2020

Freeing up capacity for innovation and growth has never been more important than today. Companies are being asked to bring products to market in half the time and reduce their cost of operations up to 50% to succeed against aggressive global competitors. In hi-tech manufacturing businesses, this means eradicating the pernicious habit causing consistently low…

Increase Calibration Compliance and Speed, Lower Costs with aEAM!

By James Fisher | September 1, 2020

Most people understand the importance of calibrated equipment to quality measurements and most people think it costs too much. It actually does, probably by 25% or more, but not for the most part because your calibration supplier’s cost per calibration is too high or quality not satisfactory. That’s not our experience. Beating suppliers up on…