BPD Zenith has added value to manufacturing companies by improving asset availability, consolidating systems, supporting legal compliance, reducing maintenance and operating costs.
Keeping Production Running
The Manufacturing industry covers a wide range of organizations which produce anything from Automotive, Electrical, Chemical, Food/Beverage, Mining and Pharmaceutical products.
These companies depend on physical assets, from fleet vehicles to production facilities, to produce and deliver high quality goods and services to their customers. Each of these complex assets must be tracked, controlled and maintained to maximize production, reduce maintenance costs and improve reliability.
To remain competitive in today’s fluctuating business environment, Manufacturers must establish innovative strategies to keep production running at full capacity via extracting maximum value from their assets.
Our Manufacturing Offerings
Meet delivery schedules – managing and maintaining assets and resources whilst scheduling outages to improve availability and reliability in order to make deadlines, meet SLAs and satisfy customers
Preserve capital – effective maintenance to extend the useful life of assets to defer new purchases and improve ROI for all assets
Reduce operating expenses – streamline operations, reduce labour costs, remove excess and obsolete inventory spares, and consolidate key systems
Increase operational equipment effectiveness – eliminate recurrent failure stops and reducing changeover times
Prepare for regulatory changes – dynamic infrastructure supports the ability to adapt quickly, increase governance and reporting
Leverage the active monitoring of asset health to maximize production efficiency whilst predicting failure with AI and monitoring technology
Support asset and facility maintenance and manufacturing concepts such as RCM, TPM and GMP
Reduce maintenance costs – improve productivity/reliability/quality, deferring non-essential maintenance activities, standardize and enforce processes
Maximo also provides a natural alignment with the current PAS 55 asset management or future ISO 55000 standard
IoT in Manufacturing – The Next Step
We are now able to take sensor data and interpret that data to bring relevant and valuable advantages to Maximo.
In general, maintenance work is carried out today by interval-based inspections and servicing – we can now offer preventative maintenance based up on the information provided by sensors. These sensors could already be installed on current machinery or retrofitted and can provide information previously unobtainable due to advances in technology. The cost and efficiency benefits for work management in manufacturing environments are significant.
Thankfully, we don’t have to rely on human resource to make use of all of this new data. For example, using Artificial Intelligence (or AI), data can be interpreted quicker and more accurately, with exceptions or specific conditions of interest identified immediately. Maximo can be configured so that specific circumstances trigger work orders, inspections and a whole host of commands and operations. There is huge scope for reducing both the cost of inspections and interval-based maintenance, whilst reducing the downtime of production equipment.
BPD Zenith uses the IBM IoT Platform to connect assets and bring the information from the assets into Maximo. We are also working with IBM Asset Performance Management and other tools from the IBM Maximo EAM suite to further enhance maintenance operations.