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Is Your Asset Management Team Focused on Winning?

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…

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Adaptability = Speed = Profitability

The rate of change in business has been accelerating for some time. There is quite a bit of talk in the business press about how quickly situations change in our current market environment. Technology is often seen as an enabler for moving and adjusting to the rapidly changing situations we are faced with during any…

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Covid 19: How Hard Can you Push Before the Wheels Come off?

Winners push their limits by analyzing and producing a steady stream of high-value improvement opportunities and then quickly exploiting them to save money and time.  Push too hard without these opportunities and the wheels come off as you pass process limits, greatly reduced by Covid-19.  Don’t push hard enough and you lose to more capable…

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Driving the Availability of your Production Environments

Assets are only assets when they are making you money. If they don’t make money for you, then they are just costs to your business. Every production environment is filled with equipment that’s purpose is to make your company money – they are all intended to be “Assets”. Yet, not all production environments are managed…

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Accelerated Enterprise Asset Management: Accelerating Engagement, Speed, & Efficiency

Accelerated Enterprise Asset Management (aEAM) is an asset management approach pioneered by Sente and focused on complex and costly, asset-intensive environments that support mission-critical enterprise processes. This includes engineering design and development, manufacturing, and service organizations like MRO or calibration.  In environments where costs can be compounded by several factors – utilization, poor availability, acquisition…

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Asset Management Best Practices: Navigating Covid-19

We’ve relied very much over the years on informal “water cooler” or “hallway” conversations to get caught up, coordinate, and build background narratives with our colleagues and teams at work; To check progress and see where people need help. These have been habitual practices that make things work but are now severely curtailed. These conversations…

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Every Environment is Someone’s Production Environment

Any complete definition of “Production” must include work that supports the making of some thing or service. That inclusion opens up “production” to include everyone’s work – it really includes your company’s whole supply chain. Wherever work is done is some form of production environment. If that environment (e.g.: computer, truck, instrument, lab space, test…

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Covid-19 and The Urgency for Change. Finding & Navigating Dangerous Bumps!

Businesses have been grappling for years with changes in technology and practices driven by the new competitive requirements of the 4th Industrial Revolution (IR4). Then the Covid-19 pandemic appeared and that urgency drove new practices because they were required immediately to continue operations. The pandemic has kicked off a race for improvements and digitization that…

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