by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Service Management

Managers and executives engaged in field service or maintenance often talk about how customers are becoming more demanding. But how often do we step back and look at what those customers really want? A couple of weeks ago, I spent time with a company that operates major facilities, discussing the proportion of service and repair…

Read more

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Oil & Gas

The top-performing maintenance, repair and overhaul companies have defined an enterprise platform to overcome the barrier to organizational change by aligning process management and business intelligence with a common organizational strategy. But oftentimes, enterprise software run by MRO companies does not adequately address the organizational strategy. Even top-tier contractors working on performance-based logistics (PBL) contracts…

Read more

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Finance

The concept of planning is central to business. Everything from production runs to capital construction projects to customer acquisition campaigns have plans associated with them. A budget is, simply put, a financial plan. So just like other areas, a budget is there to help us run the business more easily and efficiently by making important…

Read more

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Process Manufacturing

As an industry director for process manufacturing at IFS, I enjoy being in the middle of everything that is happening in this vital market space. And we get to discuss and address all of the changes and trends affecting the process manufacturing industry at the IFS Process Manufacturing Industry Advisory Council meetings, which include some…

Read more

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is viewed as one of the key methods allowing maintenance engineers to do more with less at the same time as minimizing risk. RCM provides a greater understanding of the level of risk that an organization is currently managing, as well as supporting the establishment of capital maintenance regimes, thereby increasing cost effectiveness and equipment uptime. Implementing an RCM solution is not necessarily a complex or procedure – particularly if an organization follows seven easy steps…

Read more

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Events

We may spend more time with our ERP software than with our families. Our relationship with ERP often lasts longer than our marriages. Just as we need quality time with our families and loved ones, we need to focus intently on our enterprise environment – the central technology that our success rests on. Whether special…

Read more

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation

At this get-together in Tokyo, Mr. Saga, the project manager at NEC and representing the customer, held the most fantastic speech. With lots of passion, he shared all the details with us, from the customer’s decision to replace their existing solution with IFS Applications up to the present.

Read more

IFS Touch Apps

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Manufacturing, Mobility

We’re running a series of IFS webinars looking at how mobile solutions can help business transformation across a range of industries. In our next two 30-minute webinars I will be sharing the potential of mobility in the Manufacturing Industry and how it increases productivity. And you are invited! Mobile ERP solutions are critical to increasing…

Read more