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Oracle EAM’s Best Friend: Automated Work Order and Attachment Printing
Regardless of size or purpose, business processes within a company rely heavily on the dependability of assets for successful operations. Enterprise asset

maintenance request templates free  or to assign routine maintenance on them. As an added feature, Oracle eAM provides users the option to attach one or more documents to a work order. This ensures that detailed information relating to a specific work order request is available for reference. For example, a work order for routine maintenance of a vehicle may have instructions on how to balance the tires (as a Microsoft Word document), a part diagram (as a gif image), and a picture of the actual equipment itself (as a jpeg image). Oracle

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maintenance request templates free  processes, including order-to-cash, plant maintenance, design-to-deploy, and financial processes. Another requirement for the ERP system was that it have multicompany and multicurrency functionality, enabling the company to perform transactions at any of its manufacturing, distribution, or retail locations in any country. But it was also important that the chosen solution be able to keep each company's financial data distinct-though still accessible to authorized users at whichever company location Read More

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Lean Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean?


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maintenance request templates free  Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean? Introduction Lean manufacturing has been widely accepted as an approach to business improvement. The business benefits of lean have been extensively documented. Asset management should play a role in lean. Lean manufacturing's focus is eliminating waste, for example: Inventory—Inventory must always be minimized. Defect correction—Resources spent on defect correction are waste. Unnecessary processing—All unnecessary activities, particularly Read More

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maintenance request templates free  both the supply and maintenance functions. Your inventory optimization solution should not only identify optimal holdings of each item, but do so automatically—and analyze usage, as well as adjust stock holdings and reordering points on an ongoing basis. Find out how inventory optimization can help you reduce downtime and increase productivity. Read More

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maintenance request templates free  GIS and HMI/SCADA Enables Maintenance Management Systems to Achieve Higher Levels of Efficiency and Increased Asset Output Managers of maintenance systems continually strive for leaner, more optimized work flows. This white paper presents the benefits achieved by interoperating with enterprise resource planning (ERP), geographic information system (GIS), and human machine interface (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. The paper also presents the different approaches that Read More

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maintenance request templates free  End of Full-price Software Maintenance Is Here! In a  recent press release , Rimini Street boldly declared the end of full-price software maintenance. The vocal and upbeat third-party software maintenance provider for various popular SAP and Oracle enterprise systems believes that a tipping point has finally been reached in the market for annual maintenance (certainly, the public cloud enterprise software providers have long been preaching even the outright elimination of maintenance expenses in their de Read More

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