Your EAM business processes have a shelf life: What to do about it

Posted by Joe Lonjin on November 4, 2020

Time and resource constraints, shifting work communication methods, new strategic goals and operational objectives, and system upgrades are just a few of the process adjustments that asset intensive organizations are facing in today’s environment. We often look to our people, processes and [...]

Read More

Topics: continuous improvement, maintenance program optimization

6 Steps to Improve data quality in your maintenance program

Posted by Matt Midas on September 15, 2020

  What are the consequences of GOOD data?  If we can confidently say we have good data quality, our reports are spot on, our dashboards are telling us what we need to know, and we are making great decisions based on this perfect data. The result is an increased efficiency in decision making that [...]

Read More

Increasing the Efficiency of the Corrective Action Processes with IBM Maximo and Industry Experts

Posted by Jack Clark on August 25, 2020

Our team had their first virtual project kickoff back in April. Over the past few months, they’ve been carrying out virtual workshops with one of our nuclear power generation customers. The current workshops are around the topic of their Corrective Action Process (CAP). After gaining a deep [...]

Read More

Topics: Maximo for Nuclear, Corrective Action

What's New in Maximo's Feature Pack

Posted by Matt Logsdon on August 6, 2020

Maximo v7.6.1.2 was released by IBM on July 24, 2020 and brings new functionality to the user community of the world class asset management solution. IBM continues to take notes from their user community to enhance the solution to best fit the needs of their maintenance program, enabling them to [...]

Read More

Topics: IBM Maximo, maximo feature packs

Promoting Safety and Managing Infectious Disease Within our Facilities

Posted by Stephen Miller on June 25, 2020

Today more than ever responsibility for the day-to-day safety of our people rests on the organization. The current rise of a pandemic has presented a unique challenge in providing a safe work environment for our people. While historically infections diseases have been always been present, for most [...]

Read More

Topics: MOC, Maximo HSE

Future Perfect Assets and the need for Blocking and Tackling

Posted by Matt Midas on June 10, 2020

Rich MacInnes talked a lot about Future Perfect where data could be used to tell us when assets would need to be fixed, and what spare parts they needed, which would drive the delivery of those parts at the right time.  There is a lot more to it than that, but let’s start there and think about the [...]

Read More

Topics: Data Quality, Asset Lifecycle Management, performance management for asset management

5 Considerations for Successful Virtual Implementation Workshops

Posted by Cohesive Solutions on May 27, 2020

Like many others, our team of system integrator and business process consultants went from road warriors, flying out weekly to run workshops and manage EAM implementations on site – to running high priority workshops from home. We understand we aren’t alone in determining the best ways to overcome [...]

Read More

EAM Manager's Guide to Productive Meetings

Posted by Cohesive Solutions on May 12, 2020

“This company has too many meetings." Throughout my career I’ve heard more times than I can remember.  I challenge that notion. I believe we do not have too many meetings, we have too many poorly conducted meetings. 

Read More

T Week Schedule Compliance with Maximo Scheduler

Posted by Lance Morris and Lacey Radabaugh on April 22, 2020

A T Week schedule typically rolls from week to week and never completes. That in combination with the fact that most customers use an interim status such as Field Complete as a synonym of In Progress to drop activities off of the schedule means the normal schedule compliance tools inside of [...]

Read More

Topics: Process Compliance, Maximo Scheduler, planning and scheduling

Five Problems Asset Intensive Organizations face Solved With Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Posted by Gina Perleoni on April 7, 2020

What is GIS? GIS (Geographic Information System) is an evolving application that enables users to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial/geographic data.

Read More

Topics: GIS

Maintenance Manager's Guide to EAM Data

Posted by Matt Midas on March 31, 2020

Remember that scene in the movie “A Few Good Men” when Jack Nicholson was being questioned by a young lawyer played by Tom Cruise.  Cruise kept pressing and Nicholson hits his breaking point and yells out “You can’t handle the Truth”.  

Read More

Topics: Data Quality, Data Confidence, Trustworthy Data

EAM Reporting v. Performance Management Dashboards: What's the difference?

Posted by Matt Midas on March 17, 2020

I was recently asked what the difference was between BIRT reports in Maximo and Performance Management Dashboards. My answer essentially applies to any other Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) reporting tool.

Read More

Topics: KPI, performance management for asset management, Reports, Dashboards

A Beginners Guide to Effective KPIs for Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Posted by Matt Midas on February 25, 2020

In this series of blogs, we will be discussing performance management, metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) related to different aspects of work execution, reliability and overall asset management. Today’s topic is: Planning and Scheduling.

Read More

Topics: enterprise resource planning, planning and scheduling

Maximo Scheduler Setup - Defining Scope of Work and Resource Availability

Posted by Lance Morris and Lacey Radabaugh on February 11, 2020

Determining Resource Load When scheduling work, it is important for organizations to have visibility into the right group of work orders to schedule and to understand the resource load versus availability for those work orders. 

Read More

Topics: Maximo Scheduler

5 Steps to Begin your data driven performance management journey TODAY

Posted by Joe Lonjin on January 22, 2020

Have you had the feeling that your organization isn’t “ready” to embark on a performance management journey? – a journey where your intent is to ensure that activities are meeting your organization's goals and objectives in an effective and efficient manner.

Read More

T-Week Scheduling with Maximo Scheduler

Posted by Lance Morris and Lacey Radabaugh on December 11, 2019

Maximo Scheduler helps organizations better manage planned, unplanned, and emergency work by enabling them to visually plan, schedule, and assign work inside of their Maximo system.  For routine maintenance during normal operations, many organizations use the concept of a T-Week schedule. This is a [...]

Read More

Topics: Maximo Scheduler

Criticality Analysis: What is a criticality analysis? How and why you should conduct one.

Posted by Lance Morris on December 4, 2019

Determining your critical assets and the impact their failure has on production is imperative to running an efficient maintenance operation. A Criticality Analysis helps break down your organization's systems and processes to identify critical assets and their impact on failure, with the end goal [...]

Read More

Topics: Condition Monitoring, MAHI, Maintenance Strategy

Maximo Tip: Accessibility Keyboard Features in IBM Maximo

Posted by Cohesive Solutions on October 16, 2019

Did you know about Maximo's keyboard shortcuts? This is one of their multiple accessibility features which enable all users to use the program successfully, despite things such as restricted mobility or limited vision.

Read More

Topics: Keyboard Accessibility

Handy Tip: Using the Bookmark Feature in IBM Maximo

Posted by Norma Ramey on September 10, 2019

I started putting my thoughts together for this blog and began to consider how the traditional uses and physical concept of a bookmark might have fallen by the wayside.  The electronic nature of reading material has pushed a bookmark out of mind as a helpful tool.  Then again, I’m probably the [...]

Read More

Employee Spotlight: Stephen Miller - Helping Clients Move Up the Maintenance Maturity Curve

Posted by Stephen Miller on August 28, 2019

Because of the MaximoWorld conference at the top of the month, this was a very exciting month for Cohesive Solutions, and one team member, Stephen Miller. For the first time at the conference, MaximoWorld leaders recognized extraordinary achievements and team accomplishments in the Maximo community [...]

Read More

ReliabilityWeb Awards Cohesive Solutions at MaximoWorld 2019

Posted by Cohesive Solutions on August 22, 2019

August 22, 2019 – Kennesaw, GA Cohesive Solutions is proud to be the Best New Implementation award recipient of ReliabilityWeb's 2019 award program. This award was presented at the MaximoWorld conference in Orlando, FL earlier this month. The MaximoWorld Awards recognize extraordinary achievements [...]

Read More

Topics: Maximo Implementation, EAM Implementation

Short Cycling Your EAM Systems Implementation Only leads to a V8 Moment.

Posted by George Lowry on August 21, 2019

Don't have a V-8 Moment Expecting big dollar savings by short cycling your major systems deployments. As great as it sounds, trying to reduce costs in this manner creates risk before your project is out of the starting gate.  You'll be headed for a "V8 Moment".

Read More

Topics: EAM Implementation, Short Cycling

How This Objective Wheel Guides Your Reliability Journey

Posted by Cohesive Solutions on August 13, 2019

Reliability is a journey – not a destination. If you’ve been in the industry for some time, you’ve probably heard that one before. Because, it’s true! This journey will have many pit stops, detours, and construction zones, and like any trip that you take in any facet of life – it’s best to have a [...]

Read More

Topics: Propel Performance Management

Employee Spotlight: Jim Sawyer discusses supply chain challenges

Posted by Jim Sawyer on July 31, 2019

This month’s employee spotlight shines on Jim Sawyer. He is a Senior Consultant and Business Analyst at Cohesive Solutions. He is an IBM Maximo Certified Asset Management Functional Analyst and Deployment Professional. Jim has over 19 years EAM Implementation and Project Management experience and [...]

Read More

Topics: supply chain management, supply chain, Maximo for Supply Chain

What's New in Maximo Updates to help you manage cost, time, and effectiveness.

Posted by Jack Clark on July 23, 2019

Over the past 12 months, IBM released two different updates to their Maximo Enterprise Asset Management Software, a comprehensive asset life cycle and maintenance management platform that optimizes your assets and business in 6 closely integrated modules of asset, work, service, contract, [...]

Read More

A Deeper Look at Maximo BIRT Reporting Tools

Posted by Norma Ramey on July 9, 2019

My journey towards Maximo BIRT Reporting started in the banking industry with Actuate eRDPro development tool.  The evolution of this tool to Eclipse BIRT took place over the past fifteen years.  And maybe that is one of the reasons I am so biased towards BIRT and its integration into Maximo. 

Read More

Partner Spotlight: Projetech - Bringing Maximo to the Cloud Has Never Been Easier

Posted by Cohesive Solutions on June 27, 2019

Cloud platforms are enabling new, complex business models and orchestrating more globally based integration networks than many analyst and advisory firms predicted.  Cloud options give organizations the high-level functionality of enterprise software, without the maintenance of hosting it [...]

Read More

Topics: SaaS, Maximo Cloud

Go Live is Not the Finish Line

Posted by George Lowry on June 6, 2019

Every year I attend a number of industry-based conferences.  For the semi-annual conferences, my typical MO is to attend the keynote and plenary session presentations, then retreat to a common area to address the mountain of email that had accumulated over the prior two hours. The typical format [...]

Read More

Employee Spotlight: Dianne DePuy Looks at Nuclear Energy's Current state

Posted by Dianne DePuy on May 31, 2019

This month our Employee Spotlight is Dianne DePuy. She joined Cohesive Solutions in January of 2018. Dianne has been providing work and asset management services and software to many of the world’s largest utility companies for more than 20 years. As a strong client advocate Dianne has collaborated [...]

Read More

Topics: Maximo for Nuclear

IoT Is Our Apollo

Posted by Matt Logsdon on May 9, 2019

IoT is not rocket-science but there are similarities and lessons that can be applied. Success exists in the small wins or the truths that we learn on a journey. The ‘success journey’ has been on my mind a lot lately. Last month I visited Houston for the GOMaximo event. Houston has a special [...]

Read More

Topics: IoT

Subscribe to Email Updates

Lists by Topic

see all

Posts by Topic

see all

Recent Posts

google-site-verification=28q-SZXJuAJxi5ay1CVdCj_H2gtudmPbxQctMTXo44Q google-site-verification=B9BfevX7rNHC-mqJlGtMr-WHYwrZDLECTuFxEsIhym8