Archive for the ‘Computerized Maintenance Management’ Category

IoT in an Industrial Environment

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us and ranges from reality to concept. Consumers find smart technology embedded in wearable gadgets that track information related to health and fitness. They may include motion sensors, take photos, and sync with mobile devices. Internet connectivity aides this information sharing – whether information is uploaded to […]

The Connected Enterprise in CMMS

Opinions by Edward Garibian, president of eRPortal Software Last month, I attended the Rockwell Automation Annual Partner Conference and like the conversations that took place at the Automation Fair held in Chicago this past Fall, there was a great deal of chatter around The Connected Enterprise. Where last Fall, attendees explored ways to achieve faster […]

Drivers on Deploying Asset Management Solutions – Moving from Excel and Paper to Forecasting Future Capital Investments

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Observations by Edward Garibian, president of eRPortal Software Last week the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) held its annual conference in Boston, Mass. This three-day event provided an opportunity for professionals in the wastewater field to exchange knowledge and to learn about new technologies and processes that make wastewater management more effective and efficient. […]

CMMS: How to Justify the Buy

Maintenance teams often fall into costly and reactive repair cycles. But when a better tool for preventing emergency fixes requires an upfront investment, the buy can be hard to justify. The problem is, many decision makers may already see this department as a “cost center.” To turn this reputation around, supervisors need to know how […]

The Importance of the Production Value Chain Continues: Observations by Edward Garibian, president of eRPortal Software, Inc.

I recently attended Rockwell Automation’s Automation Fair held in Chicago. Attendees explored how The Connected Enterprise can help their organizations achieve faster time to market, optimize assets, lower total cost of ownership, and improve enterprise risk. Attendees told me that the industry forums, user group meetings, hands-on labs, technical sessions, and demonstrations helped expand their […]

The Production Value Chain Includes Machine Maintenance & Operation: The Holy Grail of Industrial Automation

Q & A with Edward Garibian, president of eRPortal Software Group You recently attended Rockwell TechEd 2015, at which you had a chance to speak with many people in the industrial automation space. What is the number one issue keeping automation professionals up at night? Most of the input centered on streamlining connectivity between corporate […]

Spring gives plant managers a chance to perform scheduled maintenance

Spring gives plant managers a chance to perform scheduled maintenance

When a manufacturing facility has to shut down operations to perform scheduled maintenance, it’s easiest to view this as a much larger and involved version of what millions of Americans will be doing in the weeks ahead: Spring cleaning.

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