Thomas Boswell

Smarter Asset Management with ERIKS

by Thomas Boswell

In asset management as in life: the more you know, the more you can do. And the sooner you know something, the better. We can't upgrade our brains. You can be smarter about your management of assets with ERIKS Smart Asset Management.

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Helping Your Assets Operate More Efficiently

by Thomas Boswell

You know only too well that “boots on the ground” are becoming harder and harder to come by. Especially if you want them to be worn by skilled maintenance engineers. Cost-cutting, the Nineties’ apprenticeship gap and an aging workforce have all contributed to a shortage of skilled manpower, compounded by ever more complex assets and systems demanding increasingly specialist skills. 

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Why a Preventative Maintenance Schedule Can Always be Relied on

by Thomas Boswell

The first task to achieve ‘No unplanned failures’ was to develop a strategic vision for reliability at the plant. Secondly, to develop an implementation plan. Lastly, to develop a reliability Best Practice document for their manufacturing group. The ultimate aims of this process would be to accelerate reliability-centred plant initiatives, mitigate risk exposure to critical spares gaps, increase productivity, obtain an insight into the assets’ status, and enable smarter replacement thanks to optimised monitoring.

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When TCO Means "Taking Care of Oil"

by Thomas Boswell

Many businesses believe that the only way to save time and money on lubrication is to outsource the task. It’s true that paying someone else to make regular rounds with an oil can or grease gun leaves engineers free for more important things with a greater influence on productivity.

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The Right Medicine

by Thomas Boswell

Profiting from the expertise of many internationally-renowned universities and research laboratories, pharmaceuticals manufacturing accounts for nearly ten per cent of all manufacturing in the UK, with exports worth up to £30 billion a year.

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Planning for Obsolescence

by Thomas Boswell

Obsolescence may be inevitable, but that doesn’t mean its impact on productivity, reputation and costs is any less tangible. Being prepared and mitigating risks are the most effective ways of avoiding the more severe consequences of part obsolescence. 

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Create an Effective Asset Management Strategy in 5 Steps

by Thomas Boswell

Asset management can seem complex and intimidating, but careful planning, along with acknowledging where in-house expertise ends and external expertise begins, can be a good place to start.

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