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.  

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…

Virtualizing aEAM Feasibility, Planning & Install: Faster, Lower Cost, Accelerated Results

By Paul McNamara | July 29, 2020

aEAM (Accelerated Enterprise Asset Management) achieves 2X to 4X improvements to asset utilization, throughput, and speed compared with typical asset management solutions.  You can now launch twice as fast getting results in 30 to 60 days!  Great projects have great potential and get key constituents on board to drive the change with the knowledge and…

Adaptability = Speed = Profitability

By James McNamara | July 10, 2020

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…

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

By Paul McNamara | July 6, 2020

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…

Driving the Availability of your Production Environments

By James McNamara | June 30, 2020

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

By Paul McNamara | June 25, 2020

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…

Accelerated EAM: Leveraging Technology & Skill to Go Fast and Be Safe

By Paul McNamara | June 17, 2020

Speed is the key to competitive advantage and speed is not possible without visibility to obstacles – but it is only an advantage if you can see things your competitors can’t and then know what to do about them. Seeing less known but nonetheless serious obstacles require technology and competence. Without them, you can’t go…

Asset Management Best Practices: Navigating Covid-19

By Dennis Fuller | June 15, 2020

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…

Every Environment is Someone’s Production Environment

By James McNamara | June 10, 2020

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…