BPD Zenith has added value to auto-manufacturing companies by improving asset availability, consolidating systems, supporting legal compliance, and reducing maintenance and operating costs.

    Keeping Production Running

    The Auto Manufacturing industry is facing several EAM challenges in 2023...


    • Increasing equipment complexity

    • Adoption of new technology

    • Cost management

    • Data management

    • Workforce management

    • Cybersecurity concerns

    IBM Maximo offers a comprehensive EAM solution to overcome these challenges by providing customized workflows, comprehensive asset management and tracking, integration with advanced technologies, streamlined work processes, mobile accessibility, and robust security features.

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    Compliance in Manufacturing...



    Discover why MaxiCloud is fully equipped to deal with todays Auto Manufacturing challenges...

    With IBM Maximo at its core - MaxiCloud offers a comprehensive, flexible, and customizable EAM solution that is well-suited to address the challenges faced by the auto manufacturing industry in 2023. It provides a holistic view of assets and equipment, enabling effective maintenance planning and scheduling, reducing downtime, and improving efficiency.

    MaxiCloud Accelerator for Manufacturing




    Whether you are manufacturing food and beverage products, mining and metals, or chemicals, BPD Zenith’s Maximo for Manufacturing Accelerator model serves all aspects of the sector...

    Together, we are building a powerful network of companies committed to advancing asset management in the manufacturing industry.


    Advancing Asset Management in the Manufacturing Industry...


    The MaxiCloud Manufacturing Accelerator embodies proven business processes and industry configurations to streamline Maximo implementation for quicker Return on Investment.

    With Maximo for Manufacturing, you can:

    • Extend the useful life of assets through better maintenance processes, in turn deferring new purchases and preserving capital
    • Reduce operating costs – streamline operations, reduce labour costs, remove excess and obsolete inventory spares, and consolidate key systems
    • Eliminate recurring failures and reduce changeover times to increase operational effectiveness
    • Support regulatory compliance, traceability, governance and reporting
    • Support RCM, TPM and GMP as well as alignment to PAS 55 and ISO 55000.

    Procurement Supply Chain Integration

    Mercateo Unite logo

    Unite’s e-procurement platform provides the public sector with a 'Tail Spend' Solution...

    BPD Zenith has integrated IBM Maximo with Mercateo - allowing users to easily create, order, and re-order items from the Mercateo/Unite procurement platform, all from within IBM Maximo...


    Our real-time API interface pulls through product information from the Mercateo platform directly into IBM Maximo. Access real-time Mercateo catalogue data including product description, image, datasheets, attributes, stock availability, lead time & price, from an approved list of suppliers and pre-agreed pricing, allowing the user to select an item based on priority criteria (availability, price, lead-time, sustainability, supplier, fit for purpose, etc.) 

    Procurement tailored to your needs

    Take control and create your own B2B marketplace with user management. Activate pre-integrated BusinessShops from suppliers in the Unite Store and access them immediately. Cover your ad-hoc needs in our Spotmarket at any time.

    Unite is a named supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Tail Spend Solution Framework (RM6202). Through Unite’s Mercateo Procurement Portal, buyers across the public and third sector have single and immediate access to a diverse and extensive supplier base of pre-qualified businesses.


    Maintenance Schedule/Compliance SFG20 Integration


    EAM Automation with Health Technical Memoranda (HTMs) from SFG20 by BESA

    BPD has integrated SFG20 via API to IBM Maximo making uploading/updating of SFG20 schedules automated, along with Work Order generation and Job Plans via the interface...

    BPD Zenith’s SFG20 EAM Integration Adaptor not only takes care of the synchronisation of your subscribed SFG20 schedules and plans with your EAM system but it regularly checks to ensure you’re fully up-to-date and compliant with the latest legislation.

    It updates/creates new Job Tasks where required, allowing automation of Work Orders, Reports, and many other processes - as well as peace of mind....

    • Automation of manual entry – completely remove the resource requirement to enter your subscribed SFG20 schedules and plans
    • Remove the resource requirement for any future manual checks and updates
    • Avoid any risk of human error due to manual input
    • Standardisation/Certification/Compliance ‘built-in’ – data is available and accessible from Maximo as and when required, or through automated scheduled compliance reporting and other analytic tools
    • Flexible and configurable to your business needs and processes

    “SFG20 has simplified the task of setting specifications for our maintenance contractors at the same time as making sure we’re following all correct procedures.”
    (Brian Dunne, PPM Manager, Estates Department Operations Office St George’s Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust)




    IBM Maximo - SFG20 Integration Adapter

    Schedule a regular ‘update check’ through the SFG20 interface and identify any changes to SFG20 schedules and plans due to changes in current legislation
    -Maximo Authenticates against the SFG20 API using your subscription details, then makes a request to retrieve the latest information available to your SFG20 account

    Create new Job Plans in Maximo if they don’t already exist, ready to be used against Maintenance Schedules
    -Response data is processed by Automation Scripts in Maximo and applied to the corresponding Job Plan, or a new job plan is created where they don’t already exist

    Update existing Job Plans in Maximo using the built-in revision functionality, and notify a predefined group of users about the changes, ready for their approval
    -Job Plans are set to ‘Pending Revision’ or ‘Draft’ (if new) and sent for review to a predefined set of named users with email notifications

    Flexibility to manage updates and mappings, all controlled from within your enterprise asset management system
    -No requirement for opening firewall ports or allowing incoming connections
    Maximo Manage

    Maximo Manage

    Transforms how you manage assets 

    Optimize asset performance and reduce downtime and costs with market-leading enterprise asset management (EAM) – IBM Maximo Manage is a fully integrated asset management platform that uses advanced analytic tools and IoT data to improve operational availability, extend asset lifecycles and optimize performance.

    Built on 30+ years of market-leading technology, IBM Maximo® offers best-practice industry solutions and extensions to address an organization’s unique needs, reducing risk and costs.

    Now, industrial leaders have a single solution that provides unmatched visibility and control across the enterprise to manage assets, schedules, resources, processes, inventories and expenses.

    Maximo Manage Includes: 

    Discover BPD’s Maximo Accelerator for Manufacturing

    Discover how our Manufacturing model helps companies maximize asset reliability and performance for a lean manufacturing implementation.

    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.