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 Aerospace & Defense, Asset Intensive, 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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by   |    |   0 minutes Less than a minute  |  in Asset Intensive, Construction and Contracting, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Service Management

IFS Applications is a better choice than competing enterprise software products for project-based, service-focused and asset-centric industries. And in this month’s news episode of the IFS Radio Network podcast series, we review recent customer news in sectors including oil and gas, power generation and facilities/service management. Slap on those earbuds, hit play, and get the…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Oil & Gas

There has always been a significant financial reward for high levels of equipment reliability in the oil and gas industry. The long-standing desire of the industry to improve on equipment reliability processes is reflected in ISO 14224 standard. While we all know how difficult global standardization is, we all aspire to reap the benefits of…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Asset Intensive

The concepts behind reliability centered maintenance (RCM) are about 40 years old, but there is a growing interest in RCM now among asset-intensive industries like those in the oil and gas industry. But there is another stripe of RCM — RCM II — that to me anyway seemed poorly understood even among industry insiders. So…

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