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Leveraging Enterprise Test Assets to Accelerate Speed and Competitiveness

By Paul McNamara | June 1, 2020

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…

Introducing Accelerated Enterprise Asset Management – aEAM

By Paul McNamara | May 25, 2020

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…

Software Training & Implementation Aimed at Outcomes

By Paul McNamara | April 19, 2020

While there are no guarantees in life, unless you plan to produce great results, you don’t have a chance at producing them.  The outcomes you aim at will specify what kinds of tools you will need and how you will need to use those tools.  The same tools can be used by two different people…

The Pandemic Has Exposed Asset Management Failings & Opportunities

By Paul McNamara | April 5, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a huge disruption, but if we are honest it has already shown us how unprepared we are to react to quickly changing events effectively.  This capability to adapt is a competitive necessity today with or without the pandemic.  To compete in the 4th Industrial Revolution requires resilience and speed and…

Is Your Team Ready, Willing and Able to Make The Changes Required to Win?

By Paul McNamara | March 18, 2020

In the asset management game, most solutions are focused on technology often at the exclusion of the asset management team and their customers.  Just as the musician’s skill has a huge impact on the musical performance, such is also the case with asset management.  It doesn’t mean that tools aren’t important, they are, but by…

Getting Resilient in a Time of Crisis

By Paul McNamara | March 15, 2020

What has changed? … New Obligations for Safety Our situation has changed meaning we now have new threats (the virus and getting sick) and new obligations (hygiene and physical distancing) required to help us take care of those threats. At the same time, none of the threats or obligations we had before have been relieved.…

Software Accelerates Transformation When Designed With That Intent

By Paul McNamara | February 19, 2020

Why Trust What we Say? The results we help our customers produce with our software is unmatched. In a marketplace cynical about the claims of software vendors, what this software vendor says about outcomes is actually true. Industry awards for “Customer Value” with results 2X to 3X other asset management companies Customers awards for producing…

Knowledge is Essential for Focus and Speed

By Paul McNamara | February 18, 2020

Knowledge is power. If our knowledge is better than our competitors’ knowledge it gives us the power to win. If we work purposely at increasing our knowledge, and we succeed, our accomplishments or results increase as well. Outcomes or results are produced by people and teams who have the knowledge to produce them. Knowledge is…

Can Your Suppliers Unwittingly Spoil Your Culture Change Efforts? Beware, Bad Apples!

By Paul McNamara | December 3, 2019

Culture Can Keep Costs Low… when that culture is effective for dealing with the situations members of the culture confront on a daily basis. If the culture isn’t working costs are high.  When an effective culture is shared it is easier for them to trust each other and, as a result, lowers the cost of…

“Good Intentions” without Capability is a Costly Trap. An Asset Management Example.

By Paul McNamara | November 24, 2019

The Good Intentions Trap is Costly If achieving a big result looks too easy, it probably is and will probably be a costly venture.  It is a trap we are all vulnerable to.  I write about two traps and then share a real-life example that happened to Sente almost 20 years ago.  It has forever…