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Asset Performance Management: The Secret to Uncovering Hidden Profits and Ending Operating Surprises
Top performers optimize their assets. It’s true in any field—sports, the arts, and business. Yet in business, optimizing performance of capital assets often

make to order vs make to stock  Management not only to make more cans, but to make each can more profitably. This is because Asset Performance Management can: Increase the availability of assets through reduced downtime and improvement in Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) Reduce capital investment in assets by 15% or more through improved preventive and predictive maintenance and more efficient labor deployment A specific example comes from a food manufacturer that recently deployed Asset Performance Management with the goal of using

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