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.  

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…

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

By Dennis Fuller | June 8, 2020

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…

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…

Asset Management 5.0: Software Training & Implementation Aimed at Outcomes

By Paul McNamara | April 19, 2020

Unless you plan to produce great results, you don’t have a chance at producing them.  They don’t happen by accident. 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 or 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

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. Our organizations still must move with speed and…

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 when we don’t understand all of the underlying mechanics required to produce an outcome in a given set of circumstances. We are…