Introduction Vision, Mission and Strategy Maintenance Basics Planning and Scheduling Parts, Materials and Tools Management Reliability Operational Reliability M&R Tools Performance Measure - Metrics Human Side of M&R Best Practices/Benchmarking Maintenance Excellence Appendices
"As the only reference that provides vital information in a concise and easy-to-use format, Benchmarking Best Practices in Maintenance Management will provide users with all the necessary tools to be successful in benchmarking maintenance management. As a revision of the author's previously successful resource, World Class Maintenance Management, it presents a logical, step-by-step methodology that will enable a company to conduct a cost-effective benchmarking effort. It presents an overview of the benchmarking process, a self analysis, and a database of the results of more than 100 companies that have used the analysis. “This is an excellent reference manual. I believe it should be in the hands of every manager, engineer, and supervisor in the maintenance field.” --James A. Collier, University of Arkansas"
Praise for Accounts Receivable Management BestPractices "An excellent reference tool on how to manage the accountsreceivable process for any company. The use of real-life examplesmakes the concepts easy to understand. I recommend the book toanyone who wants to improve cash flow and reduce bad debtloss." —Michael E. Beaulieu, Senior Vice President, Finance CardinalHealth "Rather than simply explaining how to get the greatest returnfrom an investment in accounts receivable, John G. Salek revealshow companies shoot themselves in the foot when management setspolicies and procedures without consideration of the impact on cashflow. Accounts Receivable Management Best Practices isn't just forcredit and collection professionals who often spend more timecleaning up process errors and other corporate 'garbage,' insteadof managing risk. It should be required reading for C-levelexecutives, the sales staff, operations managers, and anybody elsewhose job impacts the order-to-cash cycle." —David Schmidt, Principal, A2 Resources Coauthor of PowerCollecting: Automation for Effective Asset Management "Enhancing a company's competitive profile is all about givingenough customers the right product, at the right price, at theright time. This author's real-world approach to accomplishing thisgoal through the prism of receivables management makes this book amust-read for those companies looking to make their mark as anorganization that cares about its customers as well as their ownneed to produce financial results." —Bruce C. Lynn, Managing Director The Financial ExecutivesConsulting Group, LLC "I have worked with John Salek since 1992, both as his clientand as a project manager working with his organization. Hisknowledge of receivables management . . . the technology, theprocesses, and the formula for success . . . are unsurpassed in thefield." —Stephen L. Watts, Manager, Global Receivables (retired)General Electric Medical Systems "Mr. Salek has written a masterpiece on the intricacies andmanagement of the accounts receivable portfolio. I would recommendthis book to CFOs, controllers, treasurers, credit managers, andsmall business owners." —Steve Kozack, Credit Manager Lennox Hearth Products "Written by an author who has been in the trenches and citesactual examples. This is not written in theory, but frompractice." —Milt Dardis, Collection Consultant Dardis &Associates
This ground-breaking text brings together advances in the field of purchase order management (POM) and offers a comprehensive framework for lowering costs, improving efficiency, eliminating non-value activities, and optimising the POM process.
Over the past decade, companies have redirected their maintenance operational focus from internal cost-cutting to profit-maximization. This approach is referred to as profit centered maintenance. Peters provides maintenance supervisors and managers with a benchmarking/best practices road-map called the Maintenance Operations Scoreboard. The Scoreboard will allow maintenance managers to: a) determine and quantify benefits and savings, b) improve craft productivity and c) define a strategy to improve efficiency and productivity. These things are at the heart of a successful Profit Centered Maintenance organization. The author-devised Maintenance Operations Scoreboard is used to perform over 200 maintenance evaluations in over 5,000 profit centered maintenance organizations. For example, at Honda of America, it was used extensively to direct maintenance strategy. It was later translated into Japanese for presentation to key Japanese executives. Another excellent example is Boeing Commercial Aircraft Inc. Boeing combined elements from this same Scoreboard with their company-wide maintenance goals to develop ‘The Boeing Scoreboard for Maintenance Excellence.’ Over 60 facility maintenance work units, at region, group and team levels, are evaluated at on-site visits using the Scoreboard criteria.
Learn what it takes to develop and have a "best-in-class" supply chain This new edition shows you how to build supply chains that work by illustrating how leading companies are doing it. Identifying world-class supply chains in more than a dozen different industries and explaining in detail how these companies got to where they are, this essential book reveals the proven strategies, solutions, and performance metrics used by leading companies to design their extended enterprises. Identifies proven strategies, solutions, and performance metrics for supply chain management best practice benchmarks Shows how to manage supply chains in a global marketplace and how to choose third-party providers New edition includes new chapters on green supply chains and lean supply chains, and expanded analysis of emerging technologies Includes coverage of supply chain metrics, planning and forecasting, procurement, manufacturing, transportation, globalization, customer service, collaboration, security, and workforce management Written by the Editorial Director of Penton Media's Supply Chain Group and a Contributing Editor to IndustryWeek magazine It also offers guidance on the latest technology, green supply chains, going lean, how to choose third-party logistics providers, and how to manage the supply chain in a global environment.
The comprehensive guide to project management implementation, updated with the latest in the field Project management has spread beyond the IT world to become a critical part of business in every sphere; built on efficiency, analysis, and codified practice, professional project management leads to the sort of reproducible results and reliable processes that make a business successful. Project Management Best Practices provides implementation guidance for every phase of a project, based on the real-world methodologies from leading companies around the globe. Updated to align with the industry’s latest best practices, this new Fourth Edition includes new discussion on Agile and Scrum, tradeoffs and constraints, Portfolio PMO tools, and much more. Get up-to-date information on the latest best practices that add value at every level of an organization Gain insight from more than 50 project managers at world-class organizations including Airbus, Heineken, RTA, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Cisco, Nokia, and more Delve deeper into implementation guidance for Agile, Scrum, and Six Sigma Explore more efficient methodologies, training, measurement, and metrics that boost organization-wide performance Adopt new approaches to culture and behavioral excellence, including conflict resolution, situational leadership, proactive management, staffing, and more Ideal for both college and corporate training, this book is accompanied by an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint lecture slides that bring project management concepts right into the classroom. As the field continues to grow and evolve, it becomes increasingly important to stay current with new and established practices; this book provides comprehensive guidance on every aspect of project management, with invaluable real-world insight from leaders in the field.
SmartCloud Control Desk is a comprehensive IT Asset and Service Management solution that helps reduce cost and minimize service disruptions. It does so through automated service request handling, efficient change management, and optimized asset lifecycle management across IT and enterprise domains. SmartCloud Control Desk helps to reduce total cost of ownership by using one unified solution to license, install, and manage multiple ITIL processes under one price point. It can also help reduce business risk by using advanced impact analysis and defining automated change procedures that ensure integrity of existing infrastructure while supporting business agility. SmartCloud Control Desk improves efficiency and quality of service by unifying asset, change, and problem management. It lowers cost and mitigates license compliance risk by performing end to end software asset management. It also delivers an adaptive, role-based simplified UI that can be more intuitive for novice users, which reduces training costs, while allowing access from anywhere at anytime through mobile device support that includes BlackBerry, iOS, and Android. In addition, SmartCloud Control Desk supports both a profit center business model for internal IT organizations, and an external Service Provider model. It allows organizations to manage customers and customer agreements and bills for managed assets, usage, and work activities while improving utilization rates and reducing unnecessary purchases by managing the IT asset lifecycle. You can deploy SmartCloud Control Desk in a variety of ways; traditional on-premise, SaaS, VM image. This approach can make it more affordable to meet your current business needs, and seamlessly move between delivery models while keeping the same functionality. This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers IBM SmartCloud® Control Desk product configuration, customization, and implementation best practices.