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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility

Responding quickly to change in your business and in your market is something every company wants to achieve, and is often regarded as a hallmark of being agile. The ability to be truly agile, though, requires a combination of vision, knowledge and flexibility that embraces sound business leadership, clear business processes and an effective technical…

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Podcast

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, IFS Radio Network, Service Management, Strategy

Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest three-letter acronym (TLA) in an industry that loves to come up with new TLAs for use in our prodigious streams of hyperbole-laden marketing collateral. And David Essex of TechTarget, one of the more astute enterprise software journalists out there is not afraid to call a spade a spade….

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EAM

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Automotive, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing

Data collected from production and better collaboration between the various parts of an organization can lead to fewer disruptions, increased utilization of manufacturing resources and more efficient planning. So says one of the founders of IFS, Ulf Stern, in an article published in Sweden’s Dagens Industri journal in November. What he was saying was that…

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Energy Industry

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Energy and Utilities

One of the more interesting pieces of news that came out this week is that the two biggest economies in the world have for the first time agreed targets to reduce Carbon Emissions. As reported in the NY Times and quoting David B. Sandalow, “For the world’s biggest emitters to be coming together and announcing…

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EAM

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Energy and Utilities, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Service Management

In the asset-intensive industry, usability is becoming a subject of increasing priority. If we look back at the early days of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) in the 1980s, we typically get an image of a few users on a system with green screens. Those few users were not only the experts with such a system,…

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War on Pirates

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Aviation & Defense, Service Management

Although you may not read about it every day, the war on pirates is an ongoing battle. NATO’s counter-piracy project, Operation Ocean Shield, has been so successful that NATO has just announced that it is extending this into 2016. Operation Ocean Shield encompasses a region of two million square miles across the Gulf of Aden and…

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Industry 4.0

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Energy and Utilities

  How do you solve complex asset maintenance issues on-site, without actually being on-site? And if the person with all the knowledge is on the other side of the country, or the world, and you immediately need their assistance to assist you in fault finding at the top of a wind turbine? What then? Well, here…

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ERP Podcast Series from IFS

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Strategy

ISO standards are a lot of things. Specifications for products and services. A third party stamp of approval for quality, efficiency and best practices. And let’s face it … ISO standards can be the butt of plenty of jokes. Even Dilbert creator Scott Adams riffs on ISO standards frequently. Quality consultants Simply Quality have generated a humorous procedure…

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