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How close are you to planning best practices?

One of the most effective ways to improve plant maintenance operations and wrench time is to streamline your organization’s planning and scheduling process.  Proper planning and scheduling greatly[...]

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Are you a best practice scheduler?

Maintenance schedulers play an important role in any maintenance organization. They are responsible for ensuring that craftsmen are available to complete a planned job during the schedule[...]

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Building a foundation for a successful shutdown, turnaround, or outage

A major challenge for many companies when planning or executing a shutdown, turnaround, or outage (“STO”) in SAP is the inability to track HR budgets and maintenance projects together. This means[...]

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Why use software outside of SAP for shutdowns?

Why complicate shutdowns by using software outside of SAP? It’s common for a company that uses SAP for routine plant maintenance to turn to an external shutdown scheduling tool, often citing[...]

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Best practice asset management: It's about your people

Did you know that your maintenance organization could be wasting nearly 25 percent of its available labor? Most wasted labor occurs when tradesmen work on activities that add no value to the[...]

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Are you optimizing your planning and scheduling processes?

While wrench time rates vary by company, the typical average is 30 percent - meaning that in a typical company's 10-hour work day, only 3 hours of actual work is being done. Several factors[...]

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Success Story: Century Aluminum

Century Aluminum is a holding company for Glencore International of Switzerland's aluminum-producing assets. In 2004, Century Aluminum acquired Nordural Aluminum, a 90,000 ton primary aluminum[...]

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Success Story: OneSteel Steel & Recycling

OneSteel Steel & Recycling is a premier manufacturer of long steel products, structural pipe and tube, and wire products, and leading distributor of structural steel and reinforcing products. They[...]

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Success Story: Prometheus Group and Hemlock Semiconductor

Hemlock Semiconductor is a leading provider of polycrystalline silicon and other silicon-based devices and solar cells and modules. Started in Michigan in 1961, the company has expanded to five[...]

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Success Story: Ballance Agri-Nutrients Limited

 As New Zealand's leading farm nutrient management specialist, Ballance Agri-Nutrients Limited places importance on assisting farmers with more profitable and sustainable operations. Given the[...]

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