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    Asset Criticality Ranking Tool awarded 2015 Solution Award for Reliability Engineering for Maintenance

    GenesisSolutions is proud and honored to be the recipient of the 2015 Solution Award for Reliability Engineering for Maintenance (Software) for its Asset Criticality Ranking Tool.

    The tool is utilized for ranking assets based on their criticality to the business or operation, and product deliverables include:

    1. Evaluation of how asset failures impact organizational performance
    2. Provision of detailed profiles of characteristics that makes each asset critical
    3. Allowance for systematic ranking of assets for prioritization efforts

    Award categories are based on the Uptime® Elements™ Reliability Framework for Asset Performance, an internationally recognized system designed to deliver triple bottom line value in the areas of economic prosperity, environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

    Dedicated to rewarding innovation in asset performance management, the Solution Awards acknowledge companies who are committed to delivering the best in their industry., Uptime Magazine and the Association of Asset Management Professionals announced the winners of the 2015 Solution Awards on Wednesday, July 8th. The awards will be distributed at the Solutions 2.0 conference on Monday, August 3rd in Houston, Texas.

    To read the press release announcement of winners, please click here.

    To review the product specifics and submission details, please click here.

    To receive a product overview of the Asset Criticality Ranking Tool, please submit request here. (Please include “ACR Tool” in message field.)

    GenesisSolutions’ Jim Grimes achieves CAMA certification

    GenesisSolutions is pleased to announce that Jim Grimes, Director of Global Business Development, successfully completed his “Certified Asset Management Assessor” (CAMA) certification following the 2015 SMRP Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. The CAMA certification is based on criteria established by the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM), an association of professional maintenance and asset management societies formed for the purpose of knowledge creation and sharing, and information exchange among member societies.

    The CAMA certification establishes an individual’s credentials in asset management knowledge and comprehension, globally.  The World Partners in Asset Management (WPiAM) develops, maintains, and administers the certification exam based solely on the GFMAM requirements.

    For more information on the CAMA certification, please visit the WPiAM website.

    View Jim Grimes LinkedIn Profile 

    Employ the latest IBM Maximo-Based Asset Management Program

    August 19, 2015 | 11:00 - 12:00 am CST | Register Now

    ***To request a copy of this webinar presentation, please submit a request here***

    As the utility industry focuses on “building for the future”, transforming yesterday’s workflow processes into tomorrow’s cost-effective, efficient and proactive maintenance solutions is vital to increase the life span of the asset. It has become very important to consider Enterprise Asset Management as a competitive advantage and develop the strategic direction based on efficient data analysis and information. It is imperative to maintain the assets proactively and maximize the ROI as opposed to always working reactively in a firefighting mode. To that end, we need to collect relevant data about their current state and make meaningful sense of this data to prolong the life of the asset, which requires fit-for-purpose tools and practices. Historically, it has been very expensive to design, deploy and maintain these asset information tool sets to measure overall ROI of your maintenance and reliability program.

    During this webinar, attendees will learn about how the latest asset management technologies can be very affordable when taking advantage of new advances in software delivery technology. These advances allow the software to always be current. This enables your team to devote maximum energy in ensuring the processes behind maintenance & maintenance planning bring value to your company. The presentation will cover how to measure and assess the current state of asset management, analyze assessments to develop a master plan, improve asset management through master plan implementation using cost efficient technologies while capturing existing knowledge and processes before they are lost to retirement.

    Session Leaders

    Peyton Griggers is currently the Director of North American Sales at GenesisSolutions, An ABS Group Company. Peyton oversees and manages large scale IT projects for Enterprise Asset Management applications and technology. Peyton has spent the past 15 years at GenesisSolutions, serving as both a Manager of Professional Services as well as a Principal Consultant. Peyton’s responsibilities have included implementing and managing IBM Maximo Asset Management and Infor EAM (formerly Datastream Systems) CMMS application deployments and upgrades, as well as related Calibration systems. Peyton holds a BE, Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

    Eric Young is currently the Director of Power Sector for ABS Group, based in New York. He specializes in close collaboration with utility companies, jointly building practical business-led technical roadmaps, industrializing and integrating the client’s novel intellectual capital into their internal processes. Before joining ABS Group, Eric was a member of IBM’s Global Energy & Utilities Team where he was both a Business Development Executive and Subject Matter Expert focusing on the Industries’ top priorities to enable a more sustainable energy future. With 18 years of experience in consulting, digital automation of mechanical control systems and in power distribution, he is currently focused on the digitization and optimization processes and technologies to improve clients’ reliability metrics and grid transparency. Eric received his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and has experience across three continents helping clients realize their digital automation goals.

    GenesisSolutions Announces New Reliability Based Maintenance (RBM) Training Course

    A systematic approach to proactive preservation of critical asset functionality and operation

    GenesisSolutions is excited to announce that we have just revamped our Reliability Based Maintenance (RBM) Training Course.  This three (3) day training course is open to the public and will be held at our Knoxville Training Center on the following dates in 2015 (we are also finalizing dates for 2016):

    • Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - Thursday, September 17, 2015
    • Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - Thursday, November 5, 2015

    Course Description

    Reliability Based Maintenance (RBM) is a systematic approach to the proactive preservation of critical asset functionality and operation. This RBM course leads the participant through progressive overviews of the standard RBM concepts in a three (3) day classroom environment.

    The material is presented through instructor interaction, enlightening case studies, and engaging exercises throughout the course that couples all of the concepts into a simplified roadmap easily transferable into their organization.

    Each module contains an exercise that reinforces the learning objectives and builds upon those previous to reiterate the importance of executing the RBM concepts collectively.

    The course includes a comprehensive participant guide along with lunch and refreshments each day. Classes are normally Tuesday through Thursday and can be held at one of our training facilities or onsite at a selected customer location.

    To learn more, please click here.

    To download the course agenda, please click here.

    To register, please click here.

    GenesisSolutions Announces New ISO 55000 Assessment Service Offering

    Improve Asset Management Infrastructure, Scope & Alignment

    GenesisSolutions utilizes two proven methodologies to perform asset management assessments. These are the GenesisSolutions proprietary EAM Assessment Methodology tool, focused on the efficiency of the day to day operation, looking at people, processes, systems, and technologies; and the Institute for Asset Management (“IAM”) International Organization for Standardization (“ISO”) 55000 Self-Assessment Methodology (“SAM”) tool, focused on the asset management infrastructure, scope, and governance. The EAM Assessment results are primarily intended for maintenance management, technicians, operators, and support staff to better understand how to gain efficiencies within the daily maintenance and asset management workflows. The ISO 55000 Assessment determines the robustness of the asset management practices, capabilities, and systems and is intended for executives and middle management to better understand how to support technicians, operators, and support staff as well as to enable them to contribute to continual improvement of the asset management program.

    The purpose of the new service is to conduct a comprehensive ISO 55000 assessment of an organizations’ maintenance and asset management program in order to establish and document the organization’s expectations for evolving the maintenance and asset management program in a collaborative effort across all functional groups. GenesisSolutions will then deliver a comprehensive assessment report defining opportunities and recommended actions to support the organization in improved asset management infrastructure, scope, and governance in alignment with ISO 55000.

    To request more information on this new service offering, please click here.

    About GenesisSolutions

    GenesisSolutions, an ABS Group Company, has supported asset intensive companies as a strategic partner since 1998 providing Enterprise Asset Management (“EAM”) services. Our lean six sigma process driven methodologies are focused on enhancing your people, processes, systems, technology, and governance to ultimately sustain optimized Asset Reliability. Our services portfolio includes hundreds of success stories in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. The foundation of our methodology is to leverage the Computerized Maintenance Management System (“CMMS”) ensuring the system data is fully utilized and in alignment with the workflows and procedures that drive the daily maintenance and asset management operation. The ultimate goal is to strengthen our customer’s internal skills and intellectual capital by utilizing a team of experienced EAM practitioners with access to our comprehensive document library of best practices, a robust training portfolio, and a proven knowledge transfer process ensuring sustainability.

    GenesisSolutions is the Asset Performance Optimization service line of ABS Group.

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