The NRX Blog

10 Aug 2017

Poor Quality EAM/CMMS Data? Turn Data Nightmares into Dreams Come True!

Although asset-intensive organizations rely heavily on data in their EAM or CMMS systems, it’s the maintenance practices that keep businesses running and profitable. Hence, when poor quality data is at the forefront, the effects are often most apparent within the maintenance organization. Consequently, bad data not only infiltrates every corner of the maintenance structure, it affects the whole enterprise....

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08 Aug 2017

Top 5 Reasons Why Maintenance Organizations Need to Change

Maintenance is a serious business, especially for asset-intensive companies. As an example, without stringent maintenance standards, and regulatory guidelines, the rate of industrial accidents would surely rise. Without properly functioning equipment, production grinds to a staggering halt. In large asset-intensive businesses, that can translate to millions of dollars in lost income. Asset-intensive companies spend millions of dollars each year...

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03 Aug 2017

7 Effective Steps to Implementing & Migrating Your CMMS System

When companies decide to migrate or implement a new CMMS system, there are a number of steps to follow so the process is completed effectively. Typically, maintenance and reliability professionals must address several challenges. For starters, there’s tons of data required to account for the assets in the system, there are the parts required to service them and then...

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01 Aug 2017

Engineering and Maintenance Planning… with Bad EAM Data?

Asset-intensive organizations rely heavily on their Engineering and Maintenance Planning teams to help facilitate large project roll-outs. These groups must capture, organize, and manage vast amounts of maintenance, engineering, and design data for the assets involved in the projects. They capture data for their assets, such as operating specifications, EAM attributes, engineering documents, recommended spare parts lists, parts catalogs,...

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12 Jul 2017

What Good are KPIs when Your Data is DOA

As the late Peter Drucker once said, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” This is a great concept, and one that is crucial to maintenance. After all, how can you continuously improve and sustain effective maintenance processes if you are unable to effectively gauge and compare performance in terms of meeting strategic and operational goals. You...

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06 Jul 2017

Top 3 Impacts of Poor Quality EAM Data on Maintenance and Operations

“Productivity and efficiency can be achieved only step by step with sustained hard work, relentless attention to details and insistence on the highest standards of quality and performance.” ~ J. R. D. Tata Asset-intensive organizations rely on the data in their EAM and CMMS systems to drive the maintenance practices that keep their business running smoothly and profitably. When...

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04 Jul 2017

Aligning your Asset Hierarchy with ISO 14224

Does your business need or want to improve your asset hierarchy by aligning with standards such as ISO 14224? We can help make compliance easy. NRX AssetHub provides a software solution designed to help a wide-range of asset-intensive companies quickly ensure ISO 14224 conformance. NRX AssetHub provides a staging area where the easy-to-use interface lets customers drag and drop...

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27 Jun 2017

The Hidden Cost of Erroneous Work Orders: How Asset-Intensive Businesses can Save Millions and Free up 1000s of Hours of “Wrench Time”

At HubHead, we work with customers who run asset-intensive businesses that demand a lot of maintenance activity. Frequently, these customers have invested tens and even hundreds of millions in advanced computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Systems. Regardless of the system they chose (SAP, IBM Maximo, or others), one experience is universal: The productivity of...

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22 Jun 2017

Simplifying Equipment Tag Management

Asset-intensive companies require thousands or even millions of asset tags to identify and manage their equipment. All these tags need to be unique, and ideally, should provide useful information about the equipment. Many companies struggle with no formal process for allocating the tags, inconsistent tags, or difficulty getting personnel to comply. Those who try to implement a formal tagging...

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20 Jun 2017

The Foundation for Operational Excellence

What is an Asset Data Foundation? An Asset Data Foundation is made up of high-quality master data, including Maintenance Master Data, accurately reflecting the physical plant and its needs. This data stands as the backbone of effective Maintenance Work Management and Asset Management. For asset-intensive organizations, the range of data extends from assets (functional locations, equipment) through their attributes,...

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