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it’s always good to listen to practitioners’ opinions. We set out to get one such opinion by interviewing Mr. Cosme Somogyi, R&D Project Manager at I-care.
There is no “cookie cutter” best practice, but there’s one piece of advice that I believe will serve any and every Planner and Scheduler well.
I continue to see organizations struggling with maintenance technicians choosing unscheduled work orders rather than following the schedule.
Conditional formatting is a visual cue that conveys information much more quickly than reading it.
You wouldn’t ask the NASCAR crew to change the tires without the hydraulic jack … so why ask Planners and Schedulers to work without the right tools?
Let's jump back in to the 12 days of time savings for Planners and Schedulers.
Here’s a look at 12 common scenarios that your Maintenance Planners and Schedulers are likely to run into on a regular basis.
Here’s my best advice for bringing your Planning and Scheduling team to the next level of speed, flexibility and efficiency.
We needed a Planning and Scheduling toolset that would help us do two things: optimize the time of our technicians, and free up the Scheduler’s time.
Do you know how much time your Maintenance Planners have to get away from their desks and go out in the field – in an average week? Month? Year?
Everyone agrees schedule compliance and PM compliance are important to measure. But, you may score high in compliance and still experience failures. Why?
Janna Kerr's story of Planning and Scheduling for NASA with IBM Maximo
Maintenance Planner and Maintenance Schedulers must consider the availability of their company’s Assets or Locations.
We’ll look ahead to the future of QM as we progress further into the era of Industry 4.0.
We’ll explore the principles of QM, a general overview of popular QM methodologies, look into how our work affects QM processes and success.
If you’re looking for a winning EAM Mobile solution, check out the top 6 features making an impact for asset-intensive organizations in industries.
Digital Twins can be seen as a natural extension of conventional models for the digital simulation of maintenance processes.
We examine the consequences of future maintenance trends, and how it will affect those who work in the maintenance realm.
It’s vital for enterprises to understand the future landscape of enterprise maintenance in order to leverage the benefits of automation and digitization.
Michael Schlag and John Schwander offer words of wisdom on their mobile project, exciting new tech, and leveraging Maximo to manage UDel’s facilities.
What can you do with industrial equipment that is out-of-date and wasn't built with the latest technologies?
It took me at least 1,600 clicks to create a schedule for the week. At two to three seconds per click, that time adds up.
Simplify Maximo with a year's worth of Maximo tips and tricks, best practices, and informative how-tos.
An extra few seconds here, a couple of minutes every day – by the end of the year, you might be looking at a couple weeks’ worth of time lost.
With extensive data sets and so many details on-screen, a big part of efficiency comes down to what you can (and can’t) see quickly.
I can probably say that 99% of that I have been involved with take advantage in one way, shape, or form of custom calculated fields.
I sat down with Kelly to cover the highlights of her presentation, “How Technology is Fueling Our Change.”
Regan works in Maintenance Planning and Maximo Administration and is about as far away from Prometheus headquarters as one can be: Perth, Australia.
If you're going to take time out of your busy schedule to attend a conference, it can't just be good: it's got to be great.
AKWIRE (now part of Prometheus Planning & Scheduling) can accommodate configuring the Craft Availability heat map to calculate 120% as fully utilized.
Excel. It’s Old Faithful. It might not have all the Planning and Scheduling functions and capabilities you’d like, but it’s gotten you this far, right?
As a Maintenance Planner or Scheduler, the data that you can and can’t see (or can and can’t find) dictates how well you can do your job. Point blank.
What do you do when your current Planning and Scheduling solution lets you down? For a lot of folks, it’s go back to their "old school" ways - Excel.
Instead of refreshing or publishing, AKWIRE will monitor Maximo for you in near real-time.
Function that prioritizes overdue, critical PMs and other high-priority work orders.
How simplified UI roles it make the software work for individuals, and not the other way around.
Cloud computing and cloud-based business models will be soon disrupting industrial maintenance as well. The first signs are already evident.
The default display in IBM Maximo CMMS is a 12-hour format. Here's how to change it to 24-hour format.
Using AKWIRE (now part of Prometheus Planning & Scheduling) to develop preventive maintenance forecasting without generating IBM Maximo work orders.
I sat down with Bill to look back on his long and prosperous career, hear about how far MUWG has come, and get his insights about the future.
Let’s take a look at the differences between scheduling maintenance work orders by craft or scheduling them at the labor level.
FAQs, best practices, quick fixes and everything you’ve ever wanted to know about AKWIRE (now part of Prometheus Planning & Scheduling)
AKWIRE can make the mass editing/revising/reviewing process fast and easy
Being able to cut out the “noise” just for the time being is one of the main pillars upon which Prometheus Routine Maintenance is built.
Here are 5 innovative maintenance technologies that hold the potential to herald changes in the oil and gas sector.
The concept of efficiency is a fairly simple one. For energy that is put in, there is useful energy produced as well as wasted energy.
In this post, we present five different modalities that can serve as a basis for implementing a predictive maintenance approach.
In the maintenance arena, poor planning—or a total disregard for planning—equates to haphazard conditions, or even dangerous, costly ones.
Prometheus Group acquires of Solufy Information Technologies, Inc. and DataSplice, LLC.
So where does the planner’s role fit within the organization? Who establishes and administers the planning program?
Whether just starting out in your career or 10 years into it, you cannot afford to NOT understand how the well-oiled machine of a planning process works.
This article seems like a bit of a downer, it’s all about why maintenance planning programs fail, but I expect to give you positive learning opportunities.
With future maintenance applications, the role of humans will shift from manual tasks to more intelligent supervisory and/or decision-making tasks.
Blockchain networks can provide the scalability, security, reliability and transparency needed in Industrial IoT applications.
With so many wearable devices and functionalities at hand, there are endless possibilities for wearable technologies to improve maintenance processes.
The industrial maintenance field has recently entered a new phase of growth, characterized by technological advancements and a highly skilled workforce.
Fix a Maximo Build EAR process that is painfully slow – taking upwards of 15 minutes just to build the IBM Maximo EAR file.
How the planning and Scheduling departments at DTE overcame struggles with compliance, visibility, control backlog, resourcing, and wrench time.
Interview with Dr. Markus Große Böckmann, CEO of Oculavis GmbH, a company specialized in AR solutions for enterprise maintenance.
You can’t work with software without at least a few funny encounters – from general silliness, to pranks on colleagues, to the downright ridiculous.
A simple way to individualize the content of the URL without jumping through hoops.
For all you Maximo power users out there, listen up! After give-or-take 14 years of working with Maximo, these are my top three implementation rules.
Answer to the question, "How can we effectively schedule many different crafts when we only schedule to the parent Work Order?"
Maintenance is a critical part of Cornell's Facilities Management: they process approximately 50,000 service requests per year.
Which of these scary scenarios are you dealing with? No data visibility, inflexible tools, record-by-record updates, inaccurate job plans and more.
How to avoid being stuck with an icon until you have selected a value after clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the text box.
Without Maintenance Planning and Scheduling, your organization might suffer from one or more of the following consequences…and they’re not pretty.
Internet-connected sensors and devices in industrial plants run the risk of hardware/software attacks and the compromise of digital twins or algorithms.
To alleviate the overfitting bias, maintenance solution providers have to consider domain knowledge (insights unique to the target industry and enterprise)
Error: “No current installation was found at the requested location. Initiating a base installation of Maximo Asset Management”
I sat down with Elliot Bonilla and Omar Rivera, two of our foremost Maximo experts, to get their Dos and Don’ts everyone needs to know about.
Use this Oracle script to search for columns in IBM Maximo or any Oracle Database.
This is a useful SQL script that will search through all the tables in a database for a specific field name and return the tables where that field is found
Let’s take a closer look at the benefits, what we can expect to see in the near future, and what it means for the technicians who used to do these jobs.
Maximo data can become a nightmare…and having bad data is like being haunted by a vampire ready to suck the lifeblood out of your time and resources.
Run into the situation that you need to add more and more columns to a Maximo dialog box to enhance user experience but the columns were squished together?
What to do when you come across the message "You have reached the maximum number of sessions allowed for a user".
How you prefer to see the date may not be how your IBM Maximo CMMS is configured to display the date. Here's how to customize it.
Sooner or later, enterprises are confronted with an important dilemma: Should they replace, maintain, or repair and upgrade existing equipment?
I can’t stress enough that what you can see quickly, clearly, and easily in one screen will define how productively you can work.
How to control visibility for a change in a person’s place in the org. chart, seniority, the sensitivity of the information, or for simplicity’s sake.
Having the right information at the right moment at your fingertips enables you to make more effective Planning and Scheduling decisions.
In maintenance planning and scheduling, if all work was completed as scheduled, we’d never have to deal with roll over work. But that’s wishful thinking.
Based on my extensive experience, I’d like to share some basic principles to ensure that your maintenance planning efforts are built on sound foundations.
Increase your company’s productivity, regain control of your backlog, eliminate guesswork, and quickly adjust to unexpected situations and specific needs.
Let’s review five oil refinery and offshore rig incidents by looking for causes that are specifically related to maintenance activities or systems.
Learn how WiRAM have raised the profile of women in the reliability and enterprise asset management industries.
Create a spare parts program for your enterprise maintenance efforts that ensures the right spares are available, in the right quantity, at the right time.
Whether your backlog beast is a rampaging behemoth or a tamable critter, you need to identify asset criticality, prioritize, and create a plan of action.
There are five significant emerging trends in industrial maintenance, which will lead to new maintenance paradigms and associated business models.
If you’re like most enterprise planning and scheduling professionals, you want to know: how do we boost wrench time? Here are 5 essential facts.
How can we harmonize the permitting process between Maintenance and Operations? Try these three tips.
Shopping for a new electronic permit to work solution? Avoid buyer’s remorse. Make sure it has these top three features before you evaluate anything else.
Here are seven features that will make a difference in your day-to-day efforts to keep your maintenance technicians safe and your organization productive.
Stuck with a paper permitting? Your company doesn't understand how bad paper permitting is? Make the case for an electronic permit to work system.
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) changed the paradigm and the concept of maintenance. This article reviews core concepts of RCM methodology.
Standards-based systems and processes provide distinct benefits when compared to proprietary ones due to tried-and-true methods that users can incorporate.
If you work with IBM Maximo, the Maximo World conference in Orlando, Florida was the place to be. (I hope you didn’t miss it. Sorry if you did.)
You’re investing time, energy, and resources to attend or to send members of your team to this event. Get the most out of your Maximo World experience.
One of the most effective ways to improve plant maintenance operations and wrench time is to streamline your planning and scheduling process.