Manufacturing Jam Recap
Mary Gorczynski 1100006B54 firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  asset-management service-management tivoli maximo eam manufacturing
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Do you enjoy the thrill of the wind hitting your face as you soar down the highest peak of the roller coaster ride? To witness my best known career successes you would never know that I am actually afraid of roller coasters! Nevertheless, that is the topic of today's blog..........the thrill of a trend setting event well done.
In my Oct 26th blog entry, I announced that we would be hosting a Manufacturing Live Jam. In a few short weeks we had clients clamoring to be involved to share their stories. Finally in my Nov 12th blog entry, we had nailed down the agenda to include asset management industry experts, as well as Maximo Asset Management clients.
Alas, this Tuesday, Dec 1st we hosted the event. Participants came from 15 countries (good thing we were open 12 hours!) and the following spectrums: Automotive, Consumer Products, Life Sciences, Aerospace & Defense, Analyst Groups, Educational Institutions, as well as business partners.
In case you weren't able to attend, check out the Replay Link
First up, Bob Vavra, Senior editor at Plant Engineering Magazine provided a pre-released view of the results from their Annual Salary Survey. The survey had some results that you would expect, but other items you will be surprised about. Bob did a good job of providing commentary on their findings and addressing the impact of the recession in the minds of plant managers across the survey. This was truly a very insightful presentation & a great way to start the event.
Next up, Rusell Bee from IBM presented his view on Health & Safety & Compliance with a presentation entitled "Integrating Mitigation Strategies into Work Management Processes". Russell did a good job of incorporating Maximo Asset Management product content while addressing the following risk mitigation requirements that impact most manufacturers:
Our third presentation came from Mirela Matache from Lafarge Industries. Mirela addressed the key decision points behind Lafarge's best of breed strategy to align Maximo with their ERP solution. Key takeaways:
Our fourth presentation was a panel discussion hosted by Kale Sparling from Thermafiber and Dave Reiber from General Motors. Both Kale & Dave shared their views on what made their IBM Maximo Asset Management solution implementations successful.
For Thermafiber Incorporated, a single site, hosted system, focused on best work practices, Kale shared that to be successful with an asset management implementation you need:
Dave Reiber from GM, a global implementation, single centralized installation, shared that his success required:
We closed the day with a wrap up by Mary Bunzel, IBM industry leader for Manufacturing that included an invitation for more sharing at Pulse.
A long, but successful event that got the manufacturing industry jamming on-line! Stay tuned for future opportunities to jam with your peers.
Look for a future blog with links to the Q&A and Jam archives.