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Yanacocha: A Model Mine in Operations and Mining Management
Achieving operational excellence is fundamental for Yanacocha, the largest gold producer in South America. In 1999, Yanacocha decided it needed an online system

mine maintenance  A Model Mine in Operations and Mining Management Achieving operational excellence is fundamental for Yanacocha, the largest gold producer in South America. In 1999, Yanacocha decided it needed an online system linking its principal management areas (operations, maintenance, logistics, finance, and human resources), in order to optimize efficiency in administering its assets. It turned to Mincom Ellipse as its corporate management system, allowing standardization of its operations worldwide. Read More

CMMS – EAM
Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. ...
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The Case of the Fake Transatlantic Flight: Can You Really Trust Online Tools?
Whether we realize it or not, we all have become more or less dependent on computers, the Internet, and many different and complex computer systems.In both

mine maintenance  A recent experience of mine, however, gave me some food for thought on this matter. I hesitate to declare that we should not trust our computer systems and data but I certainly have some fresh and compelling doubts. My wife recently needed to travel to Europe (from here in Montreal). After driving her to the airport, I opened an online flight tracker that I have been using for quite a while and verified that the airplane had departed on time and that everything seemed to be fine. Considering online Read More
Catering to Small and Medium-Size Enterprises
With opportunities in the large enterprise marketplace shrinking due to increased penetration, small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) are starting to receive

mine maintenance  sales become harder to mine, we should see more vendors pursue this reverse migration path. If you can afford to be patient, SMEs may be able to obtain the nirvana mentioned above. In the next section, we will explore a pricing algorithm that may make this easier to deliver. Pricing Regardless whether you use it or not, you're paying for it. Or, should you? Pricing is similar in a lot of respects to functionality. You are paying for modules, features, or functions that, as an SME, you may not be using. Read More
PeopleSoft Revamps World for Its Mid-Market
PeopleSoft needs to more efficiently mine its client base by doing a better job of selling the broadened offering, by getting its affiliate channel both excited

mine maintenance  needs to more efficiently mine its client base by doing a better job of selling the broadened offering, by getting its affiliate channel both excited about the product portfolio, and by upgrading the channel's ability to sell. For new customers, the vendor will still have to resolve the predicament of its association with the old, green-screen, AS/400 product. Despite IBM's efforts to counter the platform's image of being proprietary (even by renaming it into iSeries, i5 , etc.), the market has been slow Read More
Can Technology Make CFO's and Controller’s Jobs More Strategic? - Part 1
While setting down the thoughts for my recent “SaaSy discussion” blog series To SaaS or Not: Is that a Question?, something else related to software as a

mine maintenance  colleague and friend of mine that has talked to many CFOs and controllers lately tells me that what she is gathering is a two-fold sense of desperation: “We have just got to wring costs out of routine operations!” “The company is counting on me to recommend something, and I do have the BI/BPM tools available, but I spend so much time just keeping the main financials technology framework (and the people trained up on it) going. I don’t have the time I’d like to have (or that I must have) to Read More
Maintenance Tips For Improved Profits: Creating the Business Case to Invest in Automation
Does it really make sense to spend money to save money? The answer may surprise you when it comes to maintenance of large capital assets including Facilities

mine maintenance  of this example we'll examine two key areas that you can use when it comes to justifying a CMMS/EAM investment. 1. Reduced Downtime This is by far the biggest challenge for any organization no matter what business you're in. This impacts the bottom line in more ways than one, as it produces tangible and intangible results to profits. If your equipment goes down due to a lack of preventive maintenance, you can't service your customer and eventually this will result in lost business. To measure this, we'll Read More
The Real Star of Guthrie Theater
The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minn., USA opened a new facility in 2006 and more than tripled in size, prompting the maintenance team to revamp operations

mine maintenance  Real Star of Guthrie Theater The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minn., USA opened a new facility in 2006 and more than tripled in size, prompting the maintenance team to revamp operations and replace overstuffed paper repair binders with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to generate work orders and schedule preventive maintenance for nearly 350 pieces of equipment. The CMMS also captures repair data and issues historical reports. Organized maintenance and a foolproof 25-year Read More
Lean Maintenance-Does It Impact Reliability? Lessons Learned and Best Practices
The main cause of lean maintenance failure is that companies fail to focus on asset reliability. The reliability approach to capacity, which includes risk

mine maintenance  need. Next you must determine what must be done to the asset to restore reliability , once the equipment is reduced to a point where failure is known to occur in the near future. This can be done through scheduled restoration, or if the consequences of failure are minimal, you may want to operate the asset to failure. Most of the time, this is not an option. If an acceptable proactive task cannot be defined, redesigning or replacing the asset (with new technology) may be required. Finally, market the succ Read More
Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry's
Support and maintenance (S&M) contracts mean very different things to vendors and to users. With user enterprises' growing awareness of how these S&M agreements

mine maintenance  free market that should determine the fair price, as is the case in other industries (given that retail has been mentioned for comparison). To be fair, many software customers radically alter the products they receive, making support for those products infinitely harder. Staying with the retail goods example in Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? , when a consumer buys a TV set, the purchase agreement generally states that any tampering with the product itself (ev Read More
Bigfoot CMMS
Since 2002, Bigfoot has helped more than 10,000 users worldwide improve facility and equipment maintenance operations with advanced computerized maintenance

mine maintenance  CMMS Since 2002, Bigfoot has helped more than 10,000 users worldwide improve facility and equipment maintenance operations with advanced computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) capabilities that include preventive maintenance (PM) and predictive maintenance, work order scheduling, maintenance requests, asset life cycle management, parts replacement inventory, and built-in reporting. Bigfoot CMMS pairs powerful functionality with a simple user interface designed specifically for Read More
St. Marys Paper Ltd.: Customer Profile
St. Marys Paper Ltd. is a pulp and paper mill located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (Canada). In 1989, it implemented a CHAMPS computerized maintenance

mine maintenance  vendors evaluated, CHAMPS was determined to be the best fit. After a successful implementation, St. Marys had a system in place to help reduce downtime and standardize maintenance processes. Technology-Driven Maintenance In this age of continuous change, however, St. Marys was faced with further maintenance requirements. Maintenance technology advanced as well, with the advent of Client/Server (CS) applications with graphical interfaces and greater flexibility than previously possible. Having updated Read More
How Airlines Can Stop Getting Murdered by Maintenance Costs
Patchwork maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) systems can cost large airlines millions in duplicated effort, extra inventory, and delays. But with round-the

mine maintenance  Airlines Can Stop Getting Murdered by Maintenance Costs The scale of an airline's maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations requires significant planning around moving assets, inventory, machine shops, and manpower, often on a round-the-clock schedule. This is particularly true for legacy carriers, i.e., large operators with multiple fleets of aircraft, round-the-clock operations, and international destinations to manage. Legacy airlines must also contend with complex multidepartmental Read More
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems: A Tutorial Part Two: Benefits and Interfaces
A CMMS is an excellent business opportunity whose implementation can significantly improve operations, reduce equipment downtime, increase accountability of the

mine maintenance  analyze current maintenance practices, determine percentage of downtime, calculate yield loss, and loss revenue. Even if this information paints a rosy picture, you would want to look at your inventory carrying costs. Perhaps you are overcompensating for potential lost productivity due to equipment outage by stocking more inventory that is needed. The fact that you don't have the data to perform the above analysis may be a hint that your company needs a CMMS. As we stated above, deciding whether to Read More
How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application
If you’re not using a service and maintenance application, you may have reached the point where manual systems no longer support the pace of business. Where to

mine maintenance  current processes, but also examine other ways they can be improved. Encourage your team members to be candid about what they find frustrating, redundant, or ineffective. Examine how your organization interacts with customers, suppliers, and your organization's departments; look for weaknesses and ways to improve these communications. Share your expectations Once you've agreed on the process and the timeline, have your team members share their expectations for the new system. Conduct a session to brainsto Read More
How Bar Codes Can Optimize Data Recording and Information Analysis
Bar code technology allows users to analyze information to develop more accurate maintenance, personnel, and financial planning. In particular it can hasten the

mine maintenance  Bar Codes Can Optimize Data Recording and Information Analysis Introduction Traditionally, bar code technology is used in product distribution, courier services, and point of sales (POS). However, it can also be particularly useful in maintenance processes, though its application in some industries, such as aerospace is not as well known, especially in Mexico and Latin America. In order to better understand the application of bar code technology in maintenance processes, we must first understand that Read More

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