What is an Asset? An asset is defined as any useful or valuable thing, person or quantity. Infrastructure assets are long-term capital assets that are typically stationary in nature. Examples of infrastructure assets would be things like:
Topics: Asset Lifecycle Management
The majority of clients we work with are operating in highly regulated industries such as Utilities, Oil & Gas, and Nuclear Energy. These organizations are subject to regulatory agencies which govern and guide how an organization and its employees operate and maintain their assets.
Joe Klecha is a go-to-industry leader for Nuclear Power Plant performance recovery and its with much excitement that we welcome him to the Cohesive Solutions team. Throughout his career, he was recruited by many top nuclear organizations to fix poor performing power plants or fleets. In his [...]
When we asked a group of Maximo users what they needed to hear more about to drive success in their Enterprise Asset Management, EAM, programs, one of the top responses was: “Organizational Change Management and Adoption.”
Maximo Mobile and Work Centers are major focus areas of IBM. IBM is undergoing a shift from running Work Centers built on Google Polymer to a new platform using React Carbon Design components.
A case study on how we used compatible unit estimating within Maximo to reduce cost, resources, and error. Challenges in the Transmission and Distribution Industry
When you see a problem occurring in your business, the most natural and important response is to ask “why is this happening?” This is typically when maintenance organizations begin to think about the root cause. A root cause is the most foundational issue that results in a series of cause and [...]
Topics: Root Cause Analysis
We made it to 2021 and by now we have had time to reflect on what we were able to accomplish in 2020 and what we can improve upon in 2021. 2020 was a challenging year for all of us and may have put a lot of planned improvements on the back burner, or simply slowed things down a bit.
In late 2020, IBM announced the end of support for all Maximo V7.6.0.x and compatible versions of products, industry solutions and add-ons that will take effect on September 30, 2021. If you are a Maximo veteran, you’ve seen this story before. Your organization has invested quite a bit of time and [...]
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 v220.127.116.11 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 [...]