Maximo Production | All You Need to Know About Maximo Production Optimization

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    Manufacturing companies and organizations rely on consistent machinery and equipment effectiveness to produce their goods. Thus, unplanned downtime or a drop in overall equipment effectiveness can harm their manufacturing performance. Thus, to decrease unplanned downtime, maximize throughput, reduce costs, and reduce waste, organizations need insights and feedback from their plant equipment.
    With IBM Maximo Production Optimization, companies can solve the issues mentioned above. Maximo Production assists companies by helping them utilize plant floor data. With this vital feedback and information on their machinery and equipment, organizations can effectively respond to equipment issues before they occur and therefore continue their manufacturing work.

    What is Maximo Production Optimization On Premise?

    As mentioned, IBM Maximo Production Optimization is a predictive solution that manufacturers can use to monitor and increase overall equipment effectiveness using plant floor data. So how does Maximo Production exactly work? Essentially, Maximo Production uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology, which continuously learns from the plants’ machinery and equipment processes. Machinery and equipment processes essentially include everything that can transmit data – such as event data, torque data, and parametric data.

    The plant floor data that is subsequently produced includes details on current inefficiencies/areas of loss in your company. Additionally, Maximo Production also includes prediction details regarding when equipment might fail. These details also include advice to operators on maximizing yield and throughput while minimizing the cost of doing so and ensuring that equipment lifespan is maximized. Thus, Maximo Production is vital for manufacturers to generate essential insights, content, and feedback on their production processes. With Maximo Production, your company can unlock and subsequently discuss the hidden patterns and relationships within your plant equipment.

    Benefits of IBM Maximo Production Optimization

    Whether you decide to establish Maximo Production as an ‘On-Premises’ solution or deploy it along a ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) model, your company will enjoy the full benefits of Maximo Production either way. Let’s quickly analyze the benefits that your company can enjoy when opting to use Maximo Production as a Service. 

    Seamless Management

    IBM Maximo Production can be used easily by team members and management when deployed as a Service! Overhead and upkeep costs can eat into your IT department’s valuable time when deploying an On-Premises solution. When deploying Maximo Production as a service, the external provider handles these routine tasks. The result will be that team members can easily access Maximo Production and make good use of its features while not worrying about its upkeep! 

    Enhanced Security

    The data gathered by Maximo Production tools will be secure on the external provider’s servers! Your Maximo Production data is protected by advanced security features – such as data encryption, timely updates, and a firewall. Additionally, these providers undergo a yearly audit to ensure their security policies are sufficient for protecting your data.

    Timely Updates

    Finally, deploying Maximo Production as a Service also means that the external provider will provide updates and patches to guarantee the smooth running of Maximo Production. Conveniently, the company can schedule these updates at convenient times to not disrupt important production schedules! 

    Features of IBM Maximo Production Optimization

    We have already discussed several features of IBM Maximo Production Optimization. An additional feature of Maximo Production is that it can be quickly deployed by any company due to Maximo Production having pre-built analytic models and templates. These case model templates include features such as root cause analysis; anomaly and error detection (in other words, detecting anomalies or any other sign that might undermine overall equipment effectiveness); time-to-failure analysis; and failure probability prediction (essentially, this particular features provides probabilities for the likelihood of a list of assets failing in the next few days). 

    As IBM Maximo Production Optimization is part of the ‘IBM family’, Maximo Production can easily be integrated by a company with Maximo’s Enterprise Asset Management Solution. Such ease of integration saves valuable time and ensures your company can quickly enjoy the full scope of what Maximo has to offer! Finally, IBM Maximo Production Optimization comes with a series of Visualizations on one Dashboard that provides key performance indicators (KPIs) for your company to use. Let us discuss these dashboard visualizations offered by IBM Maximo Production Optimization. 

    Visualizations on Dashboard of IBM® Maximo Production Optimization On-Premises

    OEE Pane

    The OEE pane (or Overall Equipment Effectiveness) provides the most general indicator for the enterprise. Essentially, the OEE pane provides an effectiveness score (expressed as a percentage) for the whole enterprise.

    Availability, Performance, and Quality pane

    The Maximo Production Availability, Performance, and Quality pane show important KPI values for the enterprise. Thus, the Availability KPI demonstrates how much manufacturing equipment is available for production; the Performance KPI illustrates the manufacturing equipment’s overall level of manufacturing performance; and the Quality KPI assesses the quality of process control at the enterprise.

    Overall Productivity Pane

    The Overall Productivity Pane (also known as the Station Productivity Pane) consists of a scatter plot that demonstrates each station’s Availability, Performance, and Quality levels. On this pane, enterprises can also select individual stations to see their productivity. The Overall/Station Productivity Pane is essential to understand how your production timelines are impacted if one of your station’s productivity is adversely affected. 

    Hierarchy of the Equipment Pane

    As the name suggests, the Maximo Production Hierarchy Pane displays a hierarchy of details for the equipment at the company. As users delve deeper into the equipment hierarchy, additional information on the equipment is given to users. These details include an overview of the equipment, notifications about this equipment, and predictions for when it is expected to fail. Conveniently, this hierarchy can be customized to suit your enterprise’s needs. Of course, the enterprise’s name is at the top of this hierarchy. The rest of the order is devoted to organizing the equipment by geographical location. 

    For example, the Hierarchy Pane provides details on the location/site of the manufacturing plant and the area of the manufacturing plant, which is defined as a designated zone for a particular process – such as a welding shop, assembly shop, or a paint shop. At the bottom of the hierarchy is the piece of equipment needed for a particular operation. When users go down the hierarchy plane, they gain additional details (which can be customized) on specific pieces of equipment. This brings us to the Equipment Analysis Pane. 

    Equipment Analysis Pane

    Finally, the Equipment Analysis Pane is closely integrated with the Hierarchy Pane. As you go further down the Hierarchy Pane, you are presented with information relevant to the hierarchy level. For example, besides predictions for when one can expect machine failure at the Equipment Level, there is also a display for the probability of failure and the anomaly score for a specific piece of equipment. Of course, the higher these scores, the more affected overall equipment effectiveness is. 

    The Equipment Analysis Pane also displays the current recommendations for the selected piece of equipment. These recommendations include how one can optimize variable values, the current setpoint suggestion, and values for other setpoints. If anything, these recommendations for your equipment, which comprises the backbone of IBM Maximo Production Optimization, makes purchasing Maximo Production for your company a must!

    Wrapping Up!

    But, navigating IBM Maximo can be tricky! Installing, navigating, and utilizing Maximo to its full potential will require a significant amount of expertise (expertise that will often stem from an external source/provider). Should you want to start using IBM Maximo Production Optimization for your company (or should you wish to use anything from the IBM Maximo Suite), you should consult with Banetti, a company specializing in using IBM Maximo. Whether your company is just starting with IBM Maximo and Mobile EAM integration, or if your company has been using IBM Maximo (or Maximo Production) for years and wants to optimize it further, Banetti has your back. Check their website ( and consult with them today! 

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