About The Maximo Scheduler Features
The IBM Maximo Asset Management Scheduler comes with several applications that aid in scheduling. Planners, Schedulers, Field Technicians, and Supervisors can use these IBM features to manage, schedule, and assign work. The compliance dashboard also lets them compare the performance of the schedule to the plans.
The IBM Maximo Asset Management Scheduler helps with scheduling by providing you with a graphical view, maps, and calendars to allow you to view the schedule’s work and resource requirements. The IBM Maximo Scheduler can also help you graphically assign work based on the availability of your crews.
Every role in your business can use a specific application in the IBM Maximo Asset Management Scheduler. The Planner can use Graphical Scheduling to forecast work and costs over the long term, while the Scheduler can use it to define schedule windows and monitor compliance.
The Supervisor can use Graphical Assignment or Graphical Crew Management to assign work and manage crew resources. The Repair Facility Planner can use Graphical Assignment – Repair Facility to manage its capacity. The Customer Service Representative can even use the Graphical Appointment Book to book appointments based on information such as weather or work zone, and the Technician can use Maximo Everyplace to receive their assignments.
There are a few concepts and terms that the IBM Maximo Scheduler will include that you may not know. One of these concepts includes rolling projects, which allow you to set schedules to automatically refresh at regular intervals. These are usually used for moving time frames.
Date Calculations and Display are shown on the graphical view. These display information such as work dates based on the scheduled start and finish date of the work record. Date Constraints In Schedules are work date constraints that appear in the Gantt view of the IBM Maximo Scheduler. You set these in work management applications.
Increase The Performance Of Maximo Asset Management Scheduler
The IBM Maximo Maintenance Scheduler will perform better if you limit the query size of your schedules. You can also create your schedule at the work order level, provided the tasks are descriptive and don’t affect the scope of the schedule. However, make sure to clear the Include Tasks in the Schedule checkbox in the Work Order Tracking application to bring only the work order into the schedule. If you want to see resources used by specific work orders, plan them at the work order level rather than at the task level.
Performance can be boosted by limiting the number of records that you access at one time. This includes records that you retrieve via a saved query, records you select when modifying work records, and records that you commit before they get sent to asynchronous processing. When committing records, you can allow any records after a set amount to be run in the background through asynchronous processing, which allows you to work on other schedules while the records are being committed.
If you clear the Enable Related Attributes checkbox in Graphical Scheduling projects, this will also allow the graphical view to appear much quicker.