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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Maximo v18.104.22.168 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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.
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 [...]
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Topics: Maximo Scheduler
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.
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 [...]
Topics: Maximo Scheduler
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 [...]
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.
Topics: Keyboard Accessibility
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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".
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 [...]
Topics: Propel Performance Management
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 [...]
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, [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Topics: Maximo for Nuclear
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 [...]