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Supply Chain Management: Morphing the Functional Scope of Service Parts
The quintessential business challenge is to minimize downtime on assets while minimizing the cost of spare and replacement parts inventory. To meet these

horizon asset  made across the planning horizon thus constitutes an exercise in risk management This is Part Two of a four-part note. Part One discussed the business challenge. Part Three will continue analyzing service parts planning. Part Four will cover players and benefits and make user recommendations. Comparing Traditional Planning to Risk Management Table 1 compares the traditional planning approach found in enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain planning (SCP), and first generation service supply

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CMMS – EAM

Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. EAM typically includes computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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