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    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 register for this event, 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.

    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.

    Creating a Reliability Culture: How to Establish IBM Maximo Asset Management as the Backbone

    GenesisSolutions Presents at Key Industry & Regional IBM Maximo EAM Conferences

    “Creating a Reliability Culture: How to Establish IBM Maximo Asset Management as the Backbone”

    Mountain West Maximo User Group (MWMUG) - 5th Annual Meeting - Park City, Utah

    Gas & Oil Maximo User Group (GOMaximo 2013) - Houston, Texas

    Maximo Utility Working Group (Fall 2013 Workshop) - Knoxville, Tennessee

    IBM Pulse 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada 

    GenesisSolutions has delivered this presentation at the 5th Annual MWMUG (Mountain West Maximo User Group) meeting in Park City, Utah, at the 2013 GOMaximo (Gas & Oil) Annual Conference in Houston, Texas, at the Fall 2013 Maximo Utility Working Group Workshop, and finally, at IBM Pulse 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Matt Midas, Senior Account Executive has led a discussion on how to Create a Reliability Culture using the data and structure of IBM Maximo Asset Management as the backbone at each of these events.

    The presentation, along with each Maximo user event, emphasizes integrated operations and maintenance and the effective use of resources - collaboration between operations, engineering, health, safety & environmental and maintenance to keep equipment ready to perform when it is needed and to elevate safety and environmental performance.

    To learn more or request a copy of the presentation, please click here.

    Lubrication Excellence Program Development – An EAM Best Practice Webinar

    Lubrication Excellence Program Development – An EAM Best Practice Webinar

    ABS Consulting & GenesisSolutions (An ABS Group Company) hosted a complimentary EAM Best Practice overview webinar on Lubrication Excellence Program Development on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 11am ET / 10am CT.

    To view a recording of the presentation, check back here for a link which will be posted shortly.

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


    Many organizations are mired in old cultures and legacy practices when it comes to machinery lubrication and reliability. It is estimated that 40 to 60 percent of all equipment failures can be attributed to improper lubrication. Today’s modern equipment requires precision lubrication with specific lubricants administered through best practices to sustain reliability, maximize life cycles and generate profits. This presentation will detail how to use a Six Sigma approach to identify your lubrication program’s current state, measure progress to a desired state, properly develop your program and transition your organization to an award-winning lubrication excellence facility. Noria Corporation will conclude the presentation with some documented lubrication success case studies.

    What the audience will learn:

    • Methods for establishing current state of lubrications, poor lubrication practices and inadequate lubrication storage and handling
    • Key principles of Lubrication Excellence predicated upon best practices
    • The science of Tribology and best in class Lubrication Technologies
    • Lubrication Improvement Plans on achieving World Class using the Six Sigma DMAIC process

    Who should attend?

    • Asset Management Program Managers & Directors
    • Engineering Managers & Directors
    • Facility and Plant Engineers
    • Maintenance Managers & Directors
    • Maintenance Supervisors
    • Manufacturing Engineers
    • Operations Managers & Directors
    • Planners & Schedulers
    • Process Engineers
    • Reliability Engineers and Technicians
    Session Leader:
    Leon Reed is a Principal Reliability Engineer for GenesisSolutions. Leon has over 40 years’ experience successfully designing, implementing and managing Engineering, Maintenance and Reliability programs. Starting at General Motors, he worked his way through college as a Journeyman Millwright, Trainer and Maintenance Supervisor. He achieved Graduate with Distinction from Purdue University with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt from Motorola University. Additionally, he is also a Certified Trainer from Ball State University and a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP).
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