Successful EAM & CMMS Implementations: The Importance of Culture & Change Management
Bob Steibly, Principal Reliability Consultant
Preparing to implement a new (or upgraded) EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) or CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) should always start with understanding and addressing the culture prevalent within the maintenance organization. Most often, this change management element is not considered or addressed, which ultimately leads to either failure or less than optimal utilization of the EAM system.
Far too many EAM implementations begin with addressing only the technical aspects such as conversions from an older system to a newer, development of codes, development of procedures, user training, etc. However, the human element is very often ignored and is not given enough consideration, if any, until much later when the software is being implemented. This is a fundamental mistake most companies and organizations make and which leads to a much less than optimal implementation.
Why do so many implementations fail? Some of the reasons are change management related. This would include lack of clearly-defined roles and responsibilities, resistance to change, a history of failed initiatives, organizational silos, and fear of an uncertain future. Do you see some of these characteristics within your organization? Addressing the culture is fundamental to success.
Webinar: Maintenance Work Planning & Scheduling: A Best Practices Overview
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013, 10:00am - 11:00am CST
ABS Consulting & GenesisSolutions are hosting a webinar on Maintenance Planning & Scheduling: A Best Practices Overview on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 from 10am-11am CT.
Planning & Scheduling is a key component in achieving Enterprise Asset Management improvements, specifically for maintenance activities and subsequent equipment & facility reliability.
This webinar presentation will demonstrate and facilitate a discussion on:
- Key Principles of the Planning and Scheduling Function
- Requirements to Implement an Efficient Planning and Scheduling Team
- Realizable Benefits to an Organization through an Effective Program
- Examples of the Impact to the Overall Effectiveness of the Maintenance Team
We hope you can join us for this educational session.
February 25 - 28, 2013
ABS Consulting & GenesisSolutions will be participating at MARCON 2013 in Knoxville, Tennessee February 25 - 28, 2013.
The conference, in its 17th year, is a forum for all (practitioners, specialists, educators, students) including the new and uninitiated to learn and exchange information on new and emerging technologies as well as on tried and proven methods and techniques in the area of Reliability and Maintenance Engineering and Management.
MARCON 2013 will allow attendees to immerse themselves in ideas - some new, some reinforcing already known truths - to help them better understand each individuals role in leveraging reliability and maintainability programs to achieve world-class results.
Randy Montgomery (ABS Consulting) will be leading a workshop on “Basic Reliability” on Monday, February 25th.
Steve Cormack (GenesisSolutions) will be leading a presentation on a pharmaceutical healthcare shutdown project summary on Thursday, February 28th.
For more information on MARCON 2013, please visit the conference website.
IBM Pulse 2013
March 3 - 6, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada
GenesisSolutions will be participating at IBM Pulse 2013 as a Gold Sponsor, Exhibitor and Presenter. IBM Pulse 2013 is the largest annual Maximo Asset Management users conference, attracting 8000 attendees and entertainment performers including Carrie Underwood (2013) and Maroon 5 (2012).
Our Expo Theater Presentation, scheduled for 12:30pm on Monday, March 4th, will discuss “Asset Management Master Planning: Where do you stand on the EAM Maturity Continuum?” The presentation will discuss how Maximo data and structure can contribute to increased asset reliability and associated uptime and financial benefits.
Please visit us in Booth #G308. Our Account Management & Professional Services staff will be available to discuss how we’ve helped our customers with leveraging their IBM Maximo Asset Management CMMS investment to support Asset Reliability Improvement initiatives.
To learn more about IBM Pulse 2013, please visit the conference website.
EAM & Reliability Strategy Seminar
April 18, 2013
ABS Consulting & GenesisSolutions are hosting a complimentary Enterprise Asset Management & Reliability Strategy Seminar on Thursday, April 18th at the ABS Consulting Training Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.
This educational forum will provide attendees with a greater understanding of how a progressive, multi-phase Asset Management Master Plan can leverage an organizations CMMS investment to support Asset Reliability improvements.
Attendees will also learn where their organization stands on the Enterprise Asset Management Maturity Continuum and where areas of opportunity and ROI exist to develop a path forward towards EAM & Reliability Excellence through proven business models.
To learn more about the seminar and view the agenda, please click here.
To register, please click here.
Upcoming Industry Events
- FMMUG 2013 Annual Meeting
- Facilities Management Maximo Users Group
- April 1 - 4, 2013
- San Diego, California
GenesisSolutions is a Premiere Elite Sponsor of this annual event. This meeting is a forum for IBM Maximo users in the facilities management industry to exchange information, methods and experiences to optimize the use of Maximo’s capabilities.
- Reliable Plant 2013
- 14th Annual Conference & Exhibition
- April 16 - 18, 2013
- Columbus, Ohio
GenesisSolutions will be exhibiting and presenting at this annual event. Reliable Plant 2013 is an meeting of industry professionals seeking to improve the productivity, performance and reliability of their plants and assets.
GenesisSolutions will be leading two Learning Sessions, including “Effective Enterprise Asset Management Master Planning” (Mike Greenholtz) and “Maintenance Planning & Scheduling: A Best Practices Overview” (Matt Midas).
- MUWG Spring 2013 Workshop
- Maximo Utility Working Group
- April 29 - May 1, 2013
- Portland, Oregon (Hosted by Portland General Electric)
GenesisSolutions will be a sponsor and exhibitor at this bi-annual workshop. The Maximo Utility Working Group is a collection of worldwide utility industry members exchanging information related to the implementation and application of the Maximo asset management system.
- Midwest Energy Association
- Electrical Operations Technical & Leadership Summit 2013
- May 15 - 17, 2013
- Springfield, Illinois
GenesisSolutions will be an exhibitor and presenter at this annual summit. The Midwest Energy Association’s Electrical Operations Technical & Leadership summit will focus on safety, reliability and leadership development for utility professionals.
GenesisSolutions will be leading two presentations at this summit:
- Maintenance Planning & Scheduling: A Best Practices Overview (Matt Midas)
- RCM: Reliability-Based Enterprise Asset Management, Parts I & II (Mike Greenholtz & Quinton GoForth)