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Trading Places: What Utilities can Learn from Airlines, Manufacturers

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In the July edition of Electric Light & Power, ARCOS’ Jim Nowak touches on some of the similar situations faced by utilities, airlines and other critical infrastructure industries. The parallels are astounding. Click on the logo to read more.

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Outage management for major incidents: Putting the Logistics Puzzle Together

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How can you put all the pieces together when a major outage strikes? Our own Jim Nowak tackles the issue in his latest Electric Light & Power article. Read on for real-world solutions to an age old problem. Click here.

Aging Utility Infrastructure: Automating Inspection and Maintenance Data Flows to Accelerate Field Assessments and Upgrades

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In his latest article for Energy Central, Joe Kostelnick, ARCOS National Account Manager for Water, discusses how to combat an aging infrastructure by automating inspections and regular maintenance flows.

It’s an eye-opener for any utility looking to optimize field assessments and work assigned.

If you have any questions for Joe, email JKostelnick@arcos-inc.com.

 

Case Study: Automated Scheduling Helps Piedmont Profit from the Ground Up

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Have you heard the latest about RosterApps?

“Before ARCOS RosterApps, we wouldn’t be able to [analyze a current bid by coverage hours and flight schedules],” recalls Brian Wemple. “By quickly filling shifts with the right people and equipment on the tarmac, we get planes into the air more efficiently.”

That’s the words of Brian Wemple, director of Planning and Support for regional air carrier Piedmont Airlines. When Piedmont was looking to take the next step in scheduling, they choose ARCOS RosterApps.

Read more about why and how it’s changed their operations in this case study from Aerospacetechweek.com.

 

The Cost-Recovery Vortex: Can we shorten a storm’s paper trail?

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In his latest Electric Light and Power article, our own, Jim Nowak, takes a look at reporting and discovers if it’s possible to streamline the process to make it less of a hassle to get reimbursements. Can we shorten the paperwork trail? Click here to find out!

EnergyUnited Bolsters Post-Storm Capabilities

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In their April 2019 issue, Rural Electric Magazine discusses EnergyUnited’s use of ARCOS’ Callout and Scheduling suite to increase their post-storm response time. Read more about it here:

The Hidden Cost of Overtime and Shift Scheduling for Manufacturers

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There’s a need for manufacturers to start looking into the automation of shift scheduling and trading. Many don’t realize the savings it can bring to operations. In this article from manufacturing.net, Bill Perry takes an in-depth look at how this process could be causing the potential loss of millions for America’s backbone industries. Click on the logo to learn more:

Mobilizing Workers, Focusing on the Benefits

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Jim Nowak, ARCOS director of Operational Services, takes a look at the challenges of getting field workers to adopt mobile technology. Utilities are traditionally ahead of the curve but sometimes adoption can become an issue. Read his latest Electric Light and Power article here: http://bit.ly/2SOxLrA

Innovative Training Strategies for Utility Industries

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ARCOS Chief Technology Officer, Ted Schneider’s latest Energy Central article is posted. Learn how ARCOS’ innovative training strategies are helping utilities face real world situations before they happen so CAIDI and SAIDI indexes remain inline and exceed customer expectations. https://www.energycentral.com/o/arcos-llc/innovative-training-strategies-utility-industries

Transformative Trends with Multiple Benefits to Utility Resource Management

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Jim Nowak, ARCOS’ Senior Director of Operational Services, latest Energy Central article is up. Are you transforming your resource management and staying up with the trends? https://bit.ly/2RUwEpZ