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    In the transportation industry, many factors must be accounted for when creating a solution for your assets. Transport-based solutions must include, for example, a schedule for planned maintenance, methods for monitoring asset status, warranty recovery, fuel management, and spare parts management. In addition, the transport solution must also meet stringent regulatory requirements and industry codes.

    With Maximo for Transportation, your company can take care of all your transport needs! We will now discuss some of the features that Maximo for Transportation offers. Should your company wish to save time, money and organize your transport assets to their full potential, IBM Maximo for Transportation is a solution worth considering!

    What is Maximo For Transportation?

    IBM Maximo for Transportation offers a complete solution for the transportation industry. As a complete solution, Maximo for Transportation helps manage different types of transportation, including:

    • Fleets of cars, buses, and trucks;
    • Aircraft;
    • Boats and shipping vessels; and,
    • Consists, rail vehicles, and locomotives

    Additionally, IBM Maximo for Transportation incorporates advanced asset management capabilities, enhanced work management capabilities, extended inventory management features, fleet management, and CXO management. The features mentioned above will be discussed in more detail shortly.

    These incorporated features help the transportation industry extend asset life, reduce road calls, optimize parts management, and increase planned maintenance. Users can save time and money and get the most from their transport assets with these features.

    Moreover, IBM Maximo for Transportation also assists users in meeting stringent regulatory requirements and industry codes.

    Let us now discuss the features of IBM Maximo for Transportation in more detail.

    Functionalities of IBM Maximo

    IBM Maximo for Transportation incorporates features that extend asset life, optimize spare parts, and reduce road calls. Keep this in mind as we discuss each component in turn.

    Asset Management

    IBM Maximo for Transportation advanced asset management capabilities helps your company to manage transportation assets with ease!

    Advanced asset management capabilities enable companies to view asset status & equipment status, meter change out history, meter import, serial number changes, position codes, and warranty recovery.

    Maximo for Transportation also introduces consistent management for railway assets and rail vehicles. This will be discussed in more depth below.

    Work Management

    Maximo for Transportation also has enhanced work management capabilities, making organizations’ daily activities more manageable. Work management capabilities include providing industry codes, labor qualifications, and certifications. Work management capabilities further include a mechanic’s clipboard, maintenance alerts, and outside reports features – all of which are vital for a company’s maintenance operations.

    Inventory Management

    Extended inventory management features help companies manage vital inventory essential for their operations. Thus, inventory management features include life cycle costing & life cycle counting, fuel tank management, and fluid management.

    The inventory management application in IBM Maximo for Transportation also supports motor pool management, labor qualifications, driver logs, and asset templates.

    Fleet Management

    As a software solution, Maximo for Transportation is the perfect solution for every transport problem. As mentioned previously, Maximo for Transportation can be used for every kind of transport, including rail vehicles, aircraft, boats, shipping vessels, cars, trucks, and buses. So no matter which type of transport your company manages, Maximo for Transportation has you covered!

    CXO Management

    Finally, the CXO Management feature assists companies with every aspect of maintaining their fleet vehicles and transportation assets. Essentially, this feature facilitates an easy user experience of IBM Maximo for Transportation.

    Role of Maximo In Transportation

    IBM Maximo for transportation features, such as enhanced work management capabilities, extended inventory management features, fleet management, and advanced asset management capabilities are all vital for transport management. As a reminder, the purpose of these features is to extend asset life, optimize parts management, reduce the frequency of road calls, and increase planned maintenance.

    While the aforementioned categories were quite broad in their application, we can now discuss some specific examples of how Maximo for Transportation can help your company meet its transport needs!

    Maximo Axle Configuration

    With Maximo axle configuration, your company can manage tires and wheels on transport assets. Specifically, axle configuration enables users to record axle and tire position specifications. The rules, requirements, and tolerance values for tires and axels can be registered on this feature. This ensures that management can share this information with employees, thereby helping the company to meet stringent regulatory requirements.

    Manage Warranty and Claims

    Warranty recovery features on Maximo for Transportation make downloading it a must! For a start, Maximo for Transportation enables users to classify assets that are under warranty and which party is responsible for repairs while the asset is under warranty. Maximo for Transportation can also register individual items within an asset and assign a warranty recovery contract.

    Preventive Maintenance

    Besides Maximo for Transportation, IBM Maximo is perhaps best known for its work order applications. Maximo for Transportation allows users to view all generated preventive maintenance and planned maintenance work orders. Moreover, Maximo can relate preventive maintenance work orders to each other, allowing users to monitor impacted assets.

    Preventive maintenance is not the only maintenance feature offered by Maximo for Transportation. Maintenance alerts can be issued as part of Maximo’s enhanced work management capabilities. Maintenance alerts come in the form of both planned maintenance and emergency breakdown. With maintenance alerts, your company can respond to maintenance issues quicker.

    The mechanic’s clipboard is another helpful feature. With the mechanic’s clipboard, managers can assign work orders and check the statuses of in-progress work orders. Much like Maximo’s work order system, the mechanic’s clipboard enables users to view the costs, maintenance history, materials, and information about labor hours of a work order.

    Finally, as part of Maximo’s extended inventory management features, asset templates can be created to apply identical information to multiple assets. Asset templates will include the following asset information: location, type, vendor, model, and information about costs. Users can also associate specific planned maintenance with asset templates, enabling a company to save time by standardizing asset classification.

    Import Telematic Data

    This particular feature truly makes IBM Maximo for Transportation a complete solution for the company’s transport needs. Telematic data will include information about an asset’s GPS location, status, meter readings, operating information, and dispatch systems. Essentially, the ability to import telematic data gives users complete control over their assets.

    Motor Pool Application

    The motor pool management feature assists companies in controlling vehicle requests, vehicle dispatches, and billing for associated costs. Through this application, users can request a vehicle and create a cost schedule when the vehicle is in use.

    Advanced Asset Management Capabilities

    With Maximo for Transport, your company has access to advanced asset management capabilities. The latest version of IBM Maximo for Transport introduces consistent management, which is vital for railway assets and rail vehicles. With consistent management, users can arrange individual elements of an asset. In the case of railway assets, users define the rules on managing the position of unique locomotives and cars (the individual elements of a railway asset). Similar to preventive maintenance, asset templates can be created for consistent management.

    Users can also create asset lists and arrange them by location or type. Additionally, Maximo enables your organization to add assets, associate job plans with an asset, and apply an entire asset list to a preventive maintenance record.

    Finally, Maximo for Transport assists users with managing asset meters. Specifically, Maximo for Transport facilities meter import readings and meter change out. During a meter change-out procedure, data will be recorded on the new meter before the replacement is inserted.

    Component and Position Codes

    Your company can use Maximo for Transportation to create component codes for assembly parts of a vehicle. With component codes, users can track asset performance and maintenance costs (the component code will enable easy cost estimates).

    Maximo for Transportation also allows your company to create and define position codes for a part or component to streamline maintenance operations and optimize parts management. Position codes identify individual parts of a vehicle and allow users to associate them with component codes. Come maintenance time, position codes enable quick identification of the problem and an easy resolution.

    Periodic Inspection and Repairs

    Maximo for Transportation can create recurring recording inspections, servicing schedules, and preventive maintenance activities. Additionally, users also have access to detailed information of recent recording inspections and maintenance work at their fingertips.

    Manage Fuel Issues

    Maximo for Transportation now has an application to help companies with fuel tank management and fluid management. Fuel tank management and fluid management are primarily achieved through monitoring and tracking fuel and fluid consumption. Additionally, fluid management enables to control the issuing of fuel and fluids to assets.

    Advantages of IBM Maximo

    The advantages of using IBM Maximo for Transportation are manifold. Among the most important advantages include simple motor pool management of large fleets of vehicles and being able to easily add new vehicles to an existing fleet via the ‘asset add’ function.

    Asset performance can also be monitored in real-time. For example, fuel consumption and can be monitored to improve efficiency. Should maintenance be required, recalling all or part of your fleet is made easy as the location of your transportation assets will be known at all times.

    Additionally, IBM Maximo for Transportation is essential for lowering company costs. With the warranty recovery function, your company will pay lower maintenance costs. Finally, Maximo for Transport ensures compliance with regulations by having licenses, permits, and insurance information on hand.

    How To Install IBM Maximo For Transportation?

    Installing IBM Maximo for Transportation requires you to first download Maximo Asset Management version or later.

    With Maximo Asset Management installed, an application server must first be prepared (this is usually WebSphere Application Server or Oracle WebLogic Server.) Following this, download Maximo for Transportation 7.6.2 from IBM Passport Advantage. The launchpad can then be activated by double-clicking on the launchpad file; on the pane reading ‘Install IBM Maximo for Transportation’, select ‘Install.’ The installation programme will be completed once you agree to the terms and conditions.

    Following the instalment of IBM Maximo for Transportation, a few configuration steps are needed to complete the process. To do this, open the configuration program and select ‘Update-Database and Build and Deploy Application EAR Files.’ In the ‘Apply Deployment Operations’ panel, select the appropriate option for your environment and then select ‘finish’. The configuration program is complete and you are now ready to use IBM Maximo for Transportation!


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