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    GenesisSolutions hosting Charleston, SC & NYC EAM & Reliability Strategy Seminars

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - Charleston Marriott - Charleston, South Carolina

    Thursday, October 9, 2014 - New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott - Elmhurst, New York

    GenesisSolutions, the Asset Performance Optimization service line for The ABS Group of Companies, invite you and your team to attend a complimentary, one-day, Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Reliability Strategy Seminar and Workshop.  Breakfast, lunch & snacks provided.

    GenesisSolutions is committed to providing an educational forum to promote a greater understanding of a progressive, multi-phase EAM Master Plan and how to leverage your CMMS investment to support your Reliability Strategy.  Click the link below to view a full description and logistical information for our one-day EAM and Reliability Strategy Seminar which has a focus on “Defining your Enterprise Asset Management Master Plan.”

    Click here for the Agenda for Charleston  (Tues, 10/7)

    Click here for the Agenda for New York (Thurs, 10/9)

    Click here to Register

    Maximo Performance Improvements: A CMMS Best Practice Webinar – August 27, 2014

    Maximo Performance Improvements: A CMMS Best Practice Webinar – August 27, 2014

    IBM Business Partner 116x73 Maximo Performance Improvements: A CMMS Best Practice Webinar   August 27, 2014GenesisSolutions, An ABS Group Company, is hosting a CMMS Best Practice overview webinar on Maximo Performance Improvements on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 11am ET / 10am CT.

    To request a copy of this webinar presentation, please click here.


    There is no doubt that Maximo performs and scales well “out of the box”. However, how many organizations deploy this version of Maximo? The reality is that nearly all organizations configure and customize Maximo to meet their business needs.

    In doing so, it is very easy to introduce performance and/or scalability and/or stability ‘defects’; some of which can be found prior to release and others that will only surface after Maximo has been used in production.

    There is no reason for any organization to suffer poor performance, instability or a lack of scalability from their Maximo installation – tools and best practices now exist that make Maximo non-functional issues a thing of the past.

    Value Proposition / What the Audience Will Learn:

    • What can cause Maximo performance/stability/scalability problems
    • Best practices for ensuring users are never affected by these types of problems
    • How the new generation of tools mean that performance testing prior to release is always possible
    • How to ensure that Maximo Support is alerted the moment problems occur and within seconds understand the cause of the problems through the use of new generation tools

    Who Should Attend?

    • Maximo Project Managers
    • Maximo Developers & QA professionals
    • CTO / IT Directors
    • IT Support Managers
    • IT Support professionals
    • Maximo Business Managers

    Session Leader:

    Graham Parsons has over 12 years’ experience in IBM Maximo Asset Management performance, scalability and stability.

    As CEO of Reflective Solutions, a company dedicated to providing tools and services to ensure Maximo’s scalability and performance, he has been the vision behind simplifying the process of Maximo performance testing and production monitoring/problem diagnosis.

    He is well known at Maximo User Groups and other events and often speaks at these and stresses the costs – both obvious and hidden – of an unstable or poorly performing Maximo system.

    Graham earned his graduate degree in Computer Science at the University of Hallam located in Sheffield, UK and resides in London, UK.

    ISO 55000 – The New Standard for Asset Management Webinar

    ABS Quality Evaluations (ABS QE Website Link) hosted a complimentary webinar on ISO 55000 – The New Standard for Asset Management on Monday, August 25th at 9am ET / 8am CT.

    Details on the discussion are available below. Please click here to request a copy of the presentation.

    João Ricardo Lafraia, President of the Brazilian Association of Maintenance and Asset Management, will discuss and explain the new standard for Asset Management (ISO 55000) and what maintenance and reliability professionals need to understand about the main models of asset management systems; about the application of the main concepts in asset management and the differences between PAS 55 and ISO 55000.

    Mr. Lafraia’s international business experience and background will provide the audience a great opportunity to learn visions about the ISO 55000 from a global business perspective.

    What the Audience will learn / Value Proposition:

    • Details of the new ISO 55000 Asset Management Standard
    • The major global contributors to this new standard
    • Who (both sectors and industries) will benefit from this new standard
    • How this certification can positively contribute to a company’s bottom line

    About ISO 55000

    The Institute of Asset Management, in conjunction with British Standards Institution (BSI) developed PAS 55 in 2004. It was the first publicly available specification for optimized management of physical assets, with widespread adoption in utilities, transportation, mining, process and manufacturing industries worldwide. An update was completed in 2008. The International Standards Organization (ISO) then accepted PAS 55 as the basis for development of the new ISO 55000 series of international standards.

    ISO 55000 : 2014 provides an overview of asset management, its principles and terminology, and the expected benefits from adopting asset management. ISO 55000 : 2014 can be applied to all types of assets and by all types and sizes of organizations.


    MRO Inventory Management: An EAM Best Practice Overview Webinar – June 25, 2014

    3.3.3 MROSupply 307x195 116x87 MRO Inventory Management: An EAM Best Practice Overview Webinar   June 25, 2014GenesisSolutions, An ABS Group Company, hosted an EAM Best Practice overview webinar on MRO Inventory Management on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11am ET / 10am CT.

    To request a copy of the presentation file, please click here.

    To view the recorded session, please click here.



    There are many factors that must be considered when evaluating an MRO Inventory Management Program. Reliability Centered Maintenance recognizes the importance of having the right parts available at the right time to execute the Planning and Scheduling of maintenance work. The intention of this webinar is to provide instruction and guidance when conducting or developing an MRO Inventory Management Program to optimize maintenance workflow.

    Examples of inventory management concepts that will be discussed is the identification of an item master list, the process of organizing, maintaining, and controlling inventory as well as examining the elements of issuing and distributing MRO material to maintenance technicians or Point-of-Use locations.

    Value Proposition / What the Audience will Learn:

    • How to build and structure Item Master File – Data integrity / Normalization
    • How to execute Material Planning – Qualify Work Order Requests / Parts Requisition / Maintenance Tools / Rental Equipment / Special Needs
    • What steps are involved in developing a Stores Strategy - Layout / Security / Stocking
    • What are the major processes for Inventory Management – Receiving / Cycle Counting / Obsolescence / Scrap / Warranty & Repair
    • Best Practices for issuing and distribution of material – Picking / Staging / Point-of-Use (POU) delivery

    Who should attend?

    • Asset Management Program Managers & Directors
    • Engineering Managers & Directors
    • Facility and Plant Engineers
    • Finance Managers
    • Maintenance Managers & Directors
    • Maintenance Supervisors
    • Manufacturing Engineers
    • Operations Managers & Directors
    • Planners & Schedulers
    • Process Engineers
    • Reliability Managers, Engineers and Technicians
    Session Leader:
    Steve Cormack has over twenty-five years’ experience in Reliability Engineering, Maintenance Management, MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Operations) supplies procurement, application and repair, and hands-on operational experience across a spectrum of industries including pharmaceutical and biotech (regulated environments), aerospace / defense, oil & gas, discrete manufacturing, petrochemical, pulp & paper, and utilities industries.

    In his current role as Manager, Reliability Services, he focuses on developing technical solutions for his customers centering on maintenance and reliability improvements.

    Steve earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration at the University of Montevallo located in South Central Alabama and resides in Birmingham, AL.

    Oil & Gas EAM Symposium – Houston, Texas – Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    When: June 4, 2014

    Where: Houston, Texas (Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria)

    5.2 OilGas 307x195 116x87 Oil & Gas EAM Symposium   Houston, Texas   Wednesday, June 4, 2014The purpose of this educational session is to provide participants with Oil & Gas industry specific Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Best Practices that will be presented to the audience as documented case studies. GenesisSolutions, An ABS Group Company, will provide this one-day, complimentary symposium applicable to a wide array of professional disciplines. Upon conclusion of this seminar, attendees will gain insight in identifying opportunities for improving overall operational effectiveness.

    Senior representatives from ABS Group, GenesisSolutions, and Noria Corporation will lead the content discussion.

    Session topics will include:

    • Leveraging EAM Systems for Operational Excellence (Matt Midas, GenesisSolutions)
    • OSHA Compliant Mechanical Integrity Programs (Randy Montgomery, ABS Group)
    • Ensuring Process Safety Performance and a PSM Regulatory Update (Steve Arendt, ABS Group)
    • Asset Configuration Management (Kelly Gleason, GenesisSolutions)
    • Lubrication Excellence (Thomas Kurtz, Noria Corporation)
    • Organizational Change Management (Tom Terfehr, GenesisSolutions, Retired)

    Value Proposition:

    • Understand the value of Mechanical Integrity and Reliability data tied to assets in the CMMS for a better understanding of asset performance
    • Understand how to apply technical solutions for the safe and reliable operation of high performance assets
    • Benefit from real life Operational & Reliability Excellence implementation studies and lessons learned
    • Ability to justify a lubrication enabled reliability program to extend asset life expectancy

    GenesisSolutions will be joined by the following companies to provide additional Best Practices content:

    • Noria Corporation - The importance of lubrication excellence as part of a reliability strategy

    To learn more or to register for this complimentary event please click here.

    View the Press Release.

    View the Summary Fact Sheet for this Event.

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