Supply Chain Management has met sizable evolution in recent decades and is now recognized as one of the critical departments in any utility’s operations. Utilities continuously review the effectiveness of their supply chain and are regularly improving its efficiency.
Reporting in Maximo is one of the best ways to stay on top of your data and BIRT is the embedded report engine and primary reporting tool utilized in Maximo. BIRT has been used with Maximo since Maximo V7.1.1 with BIRT V2.1.2. Since Maximo V188.8.131.52, BIRT has grown in popularity with clients and is [...]
Realizing Data in a Maintenance and Reliability Program Now more than ever, there are rising pressures for operational managers to reduce costs and improve reliability. This puts a challenge on maintenance and reliability engineers worldwide who strive to keep their organization as a leader in cost [...]
Compatible Units Defined: A Compatible Unit (CU) is a template used by utility companies to estimate routine, repetitive and primarily capital work such as line construction. In the simplest form, a CU is comprised of Labor, Material and FERC accounting, but can include extended information related [...]
At a High Level Compatible Units (CUs alternately referred to as Estimating Units, Assemblies, Kits, Standards, etc.) have been used in the electric, gas, and telecom utility industry (primarily in Distribution) for well over 50 years. In the simplest form, a CU is comprised [...]
Cohesive Solutions is celebrating 20years in business! Part of what makes our organization unique is the people that make up our team and the combined years of experience we have in the industries we serve. In honor of this milestone, we sat down with Matt Logsdon, Executive Vice President of Sales [...]
During a recent implementation of Maximo Everyplace I encountered a recurring issue with Mobile Start Centers. In my research, I discovered an IBM Maximo Customization and Development blog from 2013 written by Mr. Bruno Portaluri that was very helpful to me. I thought it would be useful to share [...]
Topics: Maximo Everyplace
I came across an excellent article by Forbes titled: "Why Performance Management Fails," which discusses the challenges of performance management. In this case, the focus is on Human Resources (HR) or individual performance management and associated Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The points [...]
When we say “Work Management versus Supply Chain” some of us may feel a small pang of angst. Some of us might even compare the business units to Rock’em Sock’em robots!
Topics: supply chain management
Many companies have Supply Chains that impact nearly every organization within their company. In order for these Supply Chains to run effectively, they require a rich understanding of the organizations they serve as well as the technology each uses. Well-orchestrated supply chains offer huge [...]
Topics: supply chain management
Supply Chain impacts most organizations throughout the business, as they are dependent upon the integration of Supply Chain into their respective processes. Asset management depends upon Supply Chain to deliver and maintain an adequate number of critical spare parts and deliver materials and [...]
Topics: supply chain management
When looking into Performance Management, there are many ideas to consider. This blog written by contributing author, Melanie Zamora of OE Advisors, shares her experience and some good questions to consider when evaluating EAM performance.
Electric Utilities are in the mode of replacing their old legacy systems with the latest technologies for Transmission and Distribution Work and Asset Management. Applying these systems along with proven industry best practices offer powerful capabilities to integrate business processes fully and [...]
IBM Think 2018 - A Mega Event I attended IBM's Think conference this week in Las Vegas, and there were a lot of great moments and takeaways to share. Our team has attended IBM's InterConnect conference many times over the past few years, and this new event is bigger and broader than any IBM event [...]
Topics: ibm think 2018
Have you had a chance to explore the new Maximo Work Centers? The team at Cohesive has spent a lot of time over the last few months investigating the newly updated Work Centers. We like what we see!
Business processes that you rely on are as much assets to your organization as the physical ones you maintain for production. It appears the hot Enterprise Asset Management topics are all focused on operational excellence, business transformation and process optimization. How are organizations [...]
Over the past few months, I’ve noticed some distinct trends among our customers, prospects, and other Maximo users that are notable. Momentum is truly picking up around these topics. If your organization is not involved in one or more of these trends you are likely falling behind your competition [...]
The New Year brings a time of refresh, reflection, and goal setting for the coming months. Goals and resolutions can be set in multiple areas of life; fitness, finance and even work. Your organization can set goals for its employees, processes, systems, etc. If your group relies on IBM Maximo for [...]
2018 brings with it a renewed focus on all things Asset Management here at Cohesive. Each month we share an employee spotlight that captures a teammate’s experience. Each one of our team members brings a caliber of commitment and skill that is unmatched by any other IBM Maximo reseller.
Maximo Work Centers get a boost! IBM has continued delivery of enhanced functionality to Maximo with their feature pack releases. The latest feature pack release(s) focuses on improving the user experience via “Work Centers”, optimized for specific roles in an organization such as an inspector. [...]
Set for late 2017/early 2018, the release and promotion of the new ESRI Utility Network Management Extension will drive a significant shift for most utilities who maintain a network dependent GIS. This new extension will effectively replace the current Geometric Network tools provided by ESRI and [...]
Jeff O’Donnell recently joined the Cohesive Solutions team and is ready to tackle some large Oil & Gas demands currently happening in the U.S. and Canada.
Most utilities with T&D distributed assets want to be able to fully understand the condition of their system and move from being reactive to being proactive in addressing identified deficiencies. These utilities with thousands of miles of line and millions of individual assets require considerable [...]
At times I struggle with the data behind various power-stats but this one from Workfront, Inc. stood out, and I believe to be true...
Co-Ops at Cohesive Solutions are an integral part of our company culture. In 2015 Cohesive developed a co-op program where we partnered with 2 local universities: Kennesaw State and Georgia Tech, to engage with their career centers. As part of our regular blog we will be sharing a co-op story. This [...]
Recently I did a webcast on the new FREE Maximo Budget Monitoring application that IBM released with Maximo V184.108.40.206. This webcast was recorded and can be found HERE.
Topics: Maximo Budget Monitoring
We’ve all heard about “company culture”. I’ll summarize here. It is the collective beliefs, values and principles of an organization’s employees. Every company has a culture no matter the size or number of employees.
Next week I will be attending the ESRI GeoConX 2017 conference in Chicago and am looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones while there. Of interest, on my agenda is the Birds of a Feather Session for Electric Distribution.