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Asset Lifecycle Management: 6 Stages and Best Practices

Posted by Cohesive Solutions on May 10, 2021

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: 

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Topics: Asset Lifecycle Management

Regulatory Compliance Solutions: How Maximo helps with Regulatory Compliance

Posted by Cohesive Solutions on April 26, 2021

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.

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Topics: Maximo

Insights from Cohesive Solutions’ newest Nuclear Industry Subject Matter Expert

Posted by Cohesive Solutions on March 24, 2021

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 [...]

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Change Management v. Adoption Management: How to Make Change Stick in your Maintenance Program

Posted by Jim Hogan on March 9, 2021

  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.”

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Next Generation User Experience with Maximo Mobile and Work Centers

Posted by Cohesive Solutions on February 25, 2021

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.

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Streamlining and Simplifying Asset Management for the Transmission and Distribution Industry

Posted by Richard Pike on February 22, 2021

  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

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Topics: Utilities, compatible unit, transmission and distribution

How to Conduct a Root Cause Analysis for your Maintenance Program

Posted by Matt Midas on February 18, 2021

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 [...]

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Topics: Root Cause Analysis

Five Ways to Improve Maintenance and Reliability in 2021

Posted by Matt Midas on January 25, 2021

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. 

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Topics: Reliability Centered Maintenance, continuous improvement

What You Need to Know About the End of Support for Maximo 7.6.0.x

Posted by Cohesive Solutions on January 11, 2021

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. 

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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 [...]

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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.

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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”.  

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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.

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Topics: Maximo Implementation, EAM Implementation

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