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HOW OEMs Can Win in Aftermarket Services
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the aerospace and defense industry are expanding beyond manufacturing to improve their profit margins through

original equipment  Win in Aftermarket Services Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the aerospace and defense industry are expanding beyond manufacturing to improve their profit margins through services. To survive and thrive in an increasingly complex business environment, A&D OEMs must not only streamline their operations while continuing to innovate in core areas, but they must also seize new business opportunities. This white paper explores how OEMs can leverage next-generation IT solutions to generate

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Field Service Management (FSM)

Field service management (FSM) software is a set of functionalities for organizations or departments within organizations that have as main focus the intallation, maintanance, reparing, and meter reading for industries relying heaviling on equipment. FSM workers require functionality for customer engagement management, service and asset management as well as workforce management. Since most activities in FSM take place outside of the office, mobility is a big component of the a FSM software solutions. Typically, FSM software is not used as a stand-alone solution, as it needs to integrate with Financials, ERP, CRM and EAM to ensure accurate data exchange. Even if its main purpose is to maintain and repair equipment, it can also be used to gather customer satisfaction and equipment performance feedback. To allocate human resources efficiently, workforce management is an integral part of an FSM system. 

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Importance of Server Certification


Many application providers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) either select a standard platform for their applications, or provide guidelines and recommendations as to which infrastructure components will optimize their solutions. Thus, one of the critical factors that should be considered prior to selecting a standard platform is the certification it carries, and how it pertains to your organization’s needs.

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Software Manufacturers and Embedded BI: The Build versus Buy Question


Software manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) needing to embed business intelligence (BI) modules into their solutions are familiar with the “build versus buy” question. Learn about the factors you should take into consideration when making this decision, including cost, time to market, and the module’s quality and ability to be embedded—as well as the best practices.

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Manufacturing Outsourcing: 7 Common Pitfalls to Avoid


For years, outsourcing has been a way of life for many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as they regularly offload certain activities to contract manufacturers (CMs). But despite the significant benefits that outsourcing provides, there are also risks and challenges involved that OEMs must consider. Learn about the seven common pitfalls to avoid, and how they can impact your manufacturing outsourcing success.

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Case Study: Endries International


Endries International, distributor of products for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), aims to develop partnerships by helping customers meet their cost reduction, vendor consolidation, and productivity improvement goals. But Endries knew its old software wouldn’t enable long-term growth or manage business changes. With the new solution, processes such as demand planning are more accurate and efficient. Find out why.

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Winning Strategies for Industrial Equipment Manufacturing


Industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs) have been hit especially hard by today’s economy. But the industry has come back better than ever before by adopting new efficient manufacturing methods and new software and business processes that let them compete head-on, satisfying customer demands while reducing costs and raising margins. Learn about the methods industrial equipment manufacturers are using to stay competitive.

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The Seven Types of Power Problems


Many of the mysteries of equipment failure, downtime, software, and data corruption are the result of a problematic power supply. Compounding the problem is that there is no standardized way to describe power problems. Learn more about common power disturbances, what can cause them, and how to safeguard your critical equipment—all described in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standard terms.

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Asset Suite


Ventyx's Asset Suite is an asset management solution for equipment and infrastructure, helping clients manage assets and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) costs to achieve the level of performance, safety, and reliability they require. Asset Suite allows users to manage information such as equipment model, serial number, vendor, date purchased, spare parts, services performed, recalls, and much more. For most of the company's clients, Asset Suite is the system of record for asset management. Asset Suite offers asset tracking for mobile and dispersed assets, and a user interface to provide easier access to asset management information across organizations. It offers two types of page views within one solution. There's a baseline set of pages with full functionality for power users, plus a library of tailored pages containing simplified versions of the most commonly used capabilities of the product. More than 200 pre-configured pages have been specifically designed to help streamline work management, inventory, purchasing, accounts payable, contract management, and action tracking business processes. In addition, these pages can be further tailored to meet specific user, department, or business needs.  

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Case Study: PaR Systems, Inc.


Headquartered in Shoreview, Minnesota (US), PaR Systems, Inc. provides specialized material handling and automation equipment to many diverse industries. Each of the company’s customer contracts is unique—like a separate job—with charges included for labor and materials in these jobs. Find out how PaR’s engineer-to-order (ETO) solution helps the company manage its contracts—from engineering and manufacturing to final delivery.

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Expandable Case Study: Photon Dynamics, Inc.


Photon Dynamics, a manufacturer of test, repair, and inspection equipment for flat-panel display manufacturing, was finding it difficult to track orders, materials, and finished goods. It considered abandoning its mid-tier enterprise resource planning system, in favor of a tier-one application. But to justify the cost, the company decided to first make sure that the system was, in fact, the problem.

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The Use of Ceiling-Ducted Air Containment in Data Centers


Ducting hot IT-equipment exhaust to a drop ceiling can be an effective air management strategy, improving the reliability and energy efficiency of a data center. Typical approaches include ducting either individual racks or entire hot aisles and may be passive (ducting only) or active (include fans). This paper examines available ducting options and explains how such systems should be deployed and operated. Practical cooling limits are established and best-practice recommendations are provided.

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