Accelerated Enterprise Asset Management Blog

Our Enterprise Asset Management blog focuses on asset management philosophy as well as tactical and strategic knowledge about how EAM may be used to accelerate time-to-market and reduce costs...significantly.  We hope the content of our Enterprise Asset Management Blog is helpful to individuals and teams looking to compete in today's challenging environment.  We have been recognized by various customers and industry analysts for our results.  We share a bit about "how" in this blog.

Read to learn more about how to end hoarding of equipment in asset-intensive environments, increasing utilization by as must as 400%, reducing costs by 50% or more and increasing teamwork, collaboration, and innovation. There are posts about asset management teams, maintenance teams, engineering and manufacturing reams, software and practice design, enterprise and facility transformation, and much more.  

Chief Mindset

Accelerate Time-to-Market with a “Chief” Mindset

By Paul McNamara | November 28, 2021

Chief Engineers understand how their products work to produce an intended result.  Chief Executives understand how their businesses operate to produce different kinds of results, like time-to-market or improved innovation.  They both must understand the requirements of every component of their system and how they work together to enable the system as a whole to…

Increase Equipment Utilization and Manage Assets for Speed

By Paul McNamara | July 12, 2021

Today’s competitive landscape requires teams to increase equipment utilization.  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…

Accelerate speed

Accelerate Time-to-Market, Don’t Constrain It

By Paul McNamara | June 23, 2021

Companies must accelerate time-to-market.  Most executives wonder how hard they can push their teams before the wheels come off.  When they do push they find weaknesses in their support departments. Support departments often slow processes down by the death of a thousand cuts. The cuts aren’t always visible but they always cost – time, energy,…

Old Thinking Leads to Poor Results

Old Thinking Constrains Speed by Limiting Exploitation of Tools

By Paul McNamara | May 15, 2021

“All wealth is the product of knowledge. Matter is conserved; progress consists of learning how to use it.”    George Gilder – Economist, Investor, Author. Performance gaps are always knowledge gaps. With new competitive requirements for better-than-incremental increases to speed, knowledge is the key. Superior knowledge made the difference so many times throughout history. Those…

People networking virtually

The Key to Speed: The Right People Talking about the Right Things

By Paul McNamara | March 25, 2021

When I coached my children’s sports team I was always after getting my players to talk with each other more…or at all…during their games.  Businesses have the same problem. What I found over time is the best teams and best players generally talked the most about what matters. On the ice, on the bench, in…

Controls don't work in complex environments

Scaling Solutions for Simple Problems to Complex Environments Fails

By Paul McNamara | March 8, 2021

The mistake so many people make when installing solutions in their business is not to consider whether the environment is ordered versus complex. In ordered environments, cause and effect can be understood with varying levels of skill. If the environment is complex, the ordered or simple solutions that often seek to “control” will never scale…

Enterprise Asset Management to Transform Facilities

Enterprise Asset Management Accelerates Facility Transformation

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…

Enterprise Asset Management Blog

Anticipating Constraints with Enterprise Asset Management

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 Enterprise 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…

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…