Archive for the ‘Asset 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 […]

Working hard to avoid deferred maintenance projects

Working hard to avoid deferred maintenance projects

Staying on top of all asset maintenance is a very difficult task for any operation.

Technology leads to improvements in equipment maintenance

Technology leads to improvements in equipment maintenance

Modern technology has led to transportation methods that are incredibly complex, and repairs are often difficult for those tasked with the job.

Understanding when warehouse equipment should retire

Understanding when warehouse equipment should retire

One of the biggest questions in asset management is how long to keep a piece of equipment – like a forklift – in service, weighing the costs of maintenance over time with the expenses of a new product.

Response to university lab safety violations could change rules for good

Response to university lab safety violations could change rules for good

Four years ago, a chemist and faculty member of the University of California, Los Angeles was under fire after a research assistant, whom he was supervising, died from injuries sustained during a lab experiment. Now, more than four years after the event, a trial is being held that could change how universities maintain lab safety all over the country.

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