The NRX Blog

27 Jul 2017

Top 7 Root Causes of Poor Quality EAM Data

With the rise of international competition and market globalization, enormous pressure has been placed on corporations to improve efficiency and reliability while reducing operating costs. As a result, asset-intensive organizations have invested billions of dollars worldwide in ERP, EAM, and CMMS systems such as IBM Maximo, SAP PM, Oracle eAM, Infor EAM, and others to meet their maintenance and...

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25 Jul 2017

Poor Quality Data Decomposes EAM Asset Reliabilty

Organizations require a clear understanding of the status of their operation to successfully introduce proactive change by enhancing the reliability of the equipment and the underlying maintenance strategies that support them. This understanding comes from the reviewing of historical data to identify patterns. If data is incomplete or inaccurate, any resulting maintenance strategies are flawed. Asset Availability CMMS and...

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20 Jul 2017

SAP PM Notifications Simplified

While it is a necessary component of their day-to-day responsibilities, most maintenance technicians loathe data entry. Completing detailed, accurate, and timely notifications, work orders, and work order close-outs in their EAM system rarely ranks as a top priority. Often, technicians may skip steps, or omit critical details that the business requires to properly maintain assets, ensure the safety of its...

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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 KPIs. 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....

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06 Jul 2017

Top 3 Impacts of Poor Quality EAM Data

“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

ISO 14224 Alignment With Asset Hierarchy

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

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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...

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22 Jun 2017

Simplifying Equipment Tags

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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15 Jun 2017

3 Steps for Asset Master Data Success

Maintenance is 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 asset-intensive businesses, that can mean millions of dollars in lost income. From safety and precautionary measures to significant cost savings, it is...

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