Automation Scripting 101

I've been quiet the last couple of weeks as I prepared to upgrade our Maximo environment to 7.5. Last week I finally made the move with a marathon session on Wednesday with the upgrade and then did triage Thursday. With a new version comes new features. The one I'm …

Better Asset Reliability through GTD

Normally when you talk to someone in the engineering, maintenance or reliability fields about the subject of better productivity, their minds usually jump to ways to increase the productivity of what they are working on - better throughput in the factory, increased wrench time, decreased down time, etc.

So when do …

Karma...

One of my favorite lines from the latest Batman movie is when Catwoman disappears quietly while Batman turns away for a second while he's talking to her. He was notorious for doing this to others in the first two movies. So as Batman looks around he mutters to himself,

Huh …

First things first for Maximo KPI's & Metrics

After getting maintenance activities completed in the plant and documented in Maximo, most organizations want to understand what they’ve got done. Going beyond summary reports – number of work orders closed, dollars spent per month, etc., most organizations look to key performance indicators (KPI’s) and metrics to help them …

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