The NRX Blog

17 Jul 2018

Is Data Standardization the Holy Grail You’re Looking For?

Picture this, you have several facilities across the country and possibly even across the globe. Each facility has its own unique data reporting standards and asset hierarchy structures. None of these facilities report data correctly, and the data is riddled with errors. Sound familiar? That’s because almost every asset-intensive organization struggles to manage data accuracy and data standardization across...

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13 Jul 2018

The Importance of Industry Standards

Standardized work is one of the most powerful but least-used tools in many industries. Knowing the importance of certain processes and taking steps to identify the best practices are vital in a successful business. Communication with all your workers, that this has become an influential part of your culture is just as important as the implementation of the industry...

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10 Jul 2018

Improve Productivity and Safety with Checklists

Highly skilled, busy people forget basic, key tasks and don’t even realize it. Just think of the productivity improvement potential that any business could have. Even the best trained, most capable people cannot possibly remember everything. One simple solution is checklists. It easily eliminates any of the basic, routine, essential items that we all forget from time to time....

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03 Jul 2018

Essential Steps to Prepare for IIoT

As organizations recognize the significance of asset maintenance and its impact, companies are increasingly incorporating it in their strategic initiatives. Better and effective maintenance strategies help improve operational efficiency, prevent equipment downtime, and extend the life of the asset. Companies looking to implement the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) into their asset maintenance system need to take essential steps...

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26 Jun 2018

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine (Million Dollars)

They say that the two happiest days of a man’s life are the day he buys his first boat, and the day he sells it. The intention is to spend days and weekends on the water, fishing, and taking in the sun, but in reality, boating is a very expensive hobby. There is the upfront cost, berthing fees, insurance,...

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21 Jun 2018

Improving spare parts management

Practical spare parts management is the foundation for a reliable plant operation and is a crucial step to the success of your business. You need to know how to determine which spare parts are needed in order to make up an effective and in-depth inventory system. Rather than using your senses to determine what’s needed, it’s best to establish...

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19 Jun 2018

3 problems efficient equipment tags can help you solve

When companies have hundreds or even thousands of physical assets, it’s important to know their operating condition and where they are located. Identifying, tracking and controlling assets with efficient equipment tags is critical to a company’s bottom line. Assets are frequently out for use, undergoing repairs, sold, updated, or removed. From purchase to disposal and all the steps in...

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12 Jun 2018

Asset data from a new perspective

Excel. You may use it, you may not. It is relatively easy, convenient, and cost-effective from the start. However, as your business and assets grow you will quickly leave those benefits behind. Continuing with Excel to manage your growing business will cost you more money than investing in an effective management solution to go alongside your EAM system. Viewing...

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07 Jun 2018

Please, Not Another Software Application

June 07, 2018Blog

How many different software applications do you have to open in order to do your job? Are you frustrated with a crowded laptop? A slow interface from all the programs that are running in the background? When people invest in an EAM system that isn’t efficient they err on the side of trying to fix it without involving another...

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