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Agile Decision Making: 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 decision-making process. Our practices described below help our customers improve their competitive advantages in asset-intensive…

Asset Management Must Contribute to Competitiveness — Compete with aEAM

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. The Operating Environment The assets requiring management we write about support critical enterprise processes in engineering…

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… Bring bring products to market in half the time……

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…

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

By Paul McNamara | August 24, 2020

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…

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

By Paul McNamara | August 17, 2020

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…

Is Your Asset Management Team Focused on Winning?

By Paul McNamara | August 7, 2020

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…