Maximo Asset Configuration Manager (ACM) is a Add On solution to the core Maximo Asset Management solution. ACM is designed to support complex components that have many sub-parts and require carefully planned and executed maintenance.
Currently, ACM is used in the aerospace, defense and rail sectors where safety and regulatory compliance is of primary importance, particularly in the area of tracking the status of historical changes to the asset configuration and its components.
Maximo Asset Configuration Manager is supported by Maximo 184.108.40.206 or later. Several new features and improvements were implemented in this new release.
This feature consists of two new applications that integrate the logic between the existing Model (CM), Assets (CM) and Work Orders (CM) applications.
A flight log book allows the flight and ground crew to enter data related to an aircraft during its life cycle. With this new solution, it is possible to cover operations, maintenance and logistics, aviation-associated equipment, mission related equipment, report deficiencies, document warranty actions and equipment modifications in an automated way.
Progressive Inspection Program
This new feature supports a type of aircraft maintenance program in which consists of a cycle of fixed periods between each maintenance event regardless of when the entire maintenance is started or completed.
With this new capability, it is possible for inspections to be started earlier if that is convenient or cost effective whilst increasing the asset availability.
The main benefits provided with this new capability are spreading out inspections over the entire PIP cycle, minimizing asset down time, increasing asset availability, complying with regulatory requirements, allowing inspections to be started earlier if that is convenient or cost effective, all while maintaining the quality of the inspection program.
For example, a 300 hour cycle that consists of 6 equalized checklist elements constitute a complete progressive inspection program (PIP) cycle. The inspection checklists must be accomplished consecutively at 50 hour intervals. The 50 flight hour interval will be computed from the beginning of the PIP cycle (300 Hour), not from the completion of the last inspection.
MSG-3 is a standard requirement specific to aviation sector maintenance for A4A organization.
The new capabilities in Maximo ACM v7.5.1 support the MSG-3 requirements for the definition and identification of a range of items that are related to this standard
It allows clients to efficiently define scheduled maintenance programs using an industry standard approach.
Alignment with Maximo for Transportation
This alignment is a benefit for Maximo clients that use both the Transportation and ACM products.
Some applications were integrated, allowing assets from ACM to be manipulated through Transportation applications. Also, a set of best practices about how to proceed when both products are in the same environment were provided in document format.
Enabling this integration allows customers to build complex assets through ACM and apply exclusive Transportation features.
Alignment with Maximo Asset Management Scheduler
Maximo Asset Management Scheduler allows for the creation of a reliable work schedule and tools to seamlessly dispatch assignments to field technicians. It is possible to view all work orders and forecasted activities in a Gantt chart so that they can be grouped logically and scheduled optimally. Viewing critical factors that can impact a schedule is vitally important to the planner.
A limitation in ACM prevented the full use of all the Maximo Scheduler features. From this release, it is possible to utilize all Maximo Scheduler features including the ability to visualize a preventive maintenance from ACM in Maximo Scheduler Gantt chart and take advantage of the Scheduler resources.
For more details, see the documentation provided with the product.
Kelly Bezerra da Silva - Maximo Asset Configuration Manager Quality Assurance
Rob Powell - Maximo Asset Configuration Manager Lead Architect
Ann Scanlan - Maximo Asset Configuration Manager Information Development