Did you miss the December 7th Maximo Manufacturing User Group Meeting?
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Today's blog comes from Eric Luyer.
In case you missed it.........last week more than 60 people, representing 15 companies from different industries participated in our 2nd Maximo Manufacturing User Group meeting. As the attendance was dominated by the Automotive Industry, the meeting was held at the Ford Engine Plant in Lima Ohio.
At the meeting, quite some time was spent in Panel and Roundtable discussions around interesting topics such as: moving from reactive to pro-active maintenance; refining failure analysis; traceability and mobility; as well as functionality and global implementations. The panel of experts included: Dave Reiber from General Motors, Rob Mundy from Honda, Howard Springston from Ford, and Gordon VanDusen from Ford.
Another interesting presentation was around “metrics to measure performance”. This is always an interesting topic that receives a lot of attention and this time it was about the experiences of a company in the Food Industry and how they are using Maximo Asset Management to measure performance using specific KPI’s. According to Jim Furgason of McKee Foods, “routine maintenance is about avoiding the consequences of a future failure or break-down” and that the solution will be used to include safety, quality as well as support increasing requirements for green and sustainable manufacturing. He said: “it is a continuous improvement cycle with a focus on pro-active maintenance”.
During the meeting we asked clients what they are seeing as the most important trends for EAM in 2011 and here is what we heard:
In summary, the meeting was a great place for manufacturers to gather and share their experiences, and to discuss what trends they are seeing for the future and to brainstorm on ways that current and future releases of Maximo Asset Management can help them. With current commitments of some leading customers and positive feedback from all attendees this user group will be a great asset to the Maximo User community in the Manufacturing/Industrial world. Click here to learn more and join.
To view more pictures from the event, click here.