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The Benefits of Mobile CMMS: Volume 1

Part one of a 4-part article on the benefits of mobile CMMS: by Dan Hounsell Mobile CMMS Delivers Benefits for Facility Maintenance Managers on the Move Maintenance is on the move more than ever. Institutional and commercial facilities have been talking about intelligent and smart buildings for three decades. Those smarts now extend to the smart phones and tablets technicians increasingly are taking into the field. Developers of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) are rolling out mobile apps for their software, offering technicians the ability to remotely access data, work orders, and other resources. Equipment manufacturers also are introducing apps for use in monitoring and controlling their products. As (more…)

Manufacturing and China Volume 2

Exclusive Newsletter B&A January 2016 China’s Devaluation of the Yuan – Part II In our last newsletter, we looked at China’s devaluation of the yuan and the ramifications of that action on manufacturers at home and abroad. The devaluation is a strategic economic move by China which de-incentivizes trade with the rest of the world by making imports to China more expensive and exports out of China more competitive. In continuation of that topicĀ … Energy expenses are also driving the total cost of ownership higher in China: this comparison of energy costs will inevitably intensify the ongoing struggle of communist bureaucracy that has held the price of natural gas (more…)