Overview

Whether your manufacturing operations are continuous, batch or discrete, you always need better ways to monitor, manage and maintain assets.

IBM Maximo® offerings deliver AI and IoT-driven solutions for enterprise asset management (EAM), production optimization through asset performance management (APM), and visual inspection to help you solve quality assurance challenges and digitally transform your business in the process. Discover how you can:

  • Reduce downtime and keep critical assets running
  • Enhance failure predictions for more resilient supply chains
  • Improve product quality with visual inspection
  • Identify issues in real time with remote monitoring
  • Boost technician productivity with mobile tools

Benefits of Maximo for manufacturers

Improve maintenance practices and plans

Analyze historical and real-time data to determine asset health, predict impending failures, and automate condition-based maintenance and schedules.

Understand assets in operational context

Use asset health and performance data to help operations, maintenance, and finance personnel make smarter decisions about scheduling, replacement and new investments.

Jumpstart your Industry 4.0 transformation

Deploy low-code and no-code capabilities that add AI-enabled remote asset monitoring and visual inspection to your existing production capabilities.

IBM Maximo® for manufacturers

From processing natural resources to creating industrial products, IBM Maximo® Application Suite offerings integrate with business management systems such as ERP and MES to help you improve manufacturing operations, reliability and performance. Reduce risk with applications built on 30+ years of market-leading technology while maintaining compliance and increasing ROI. Centrally manage assets — such as pumps, production lines and RPA — on a single platform, and automate maintenance, inspection and repair workflows while boosting first-time fix rates.

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IBM Maximo® APM

IBM Maximo Asset Performance Management (APM) delivers capabilities powered by AI and IoT to optimize monitoring, maintenance and replacement actions based on historical and current asset health and weather data. Use prebuilt data models for manufacturing and determine risk exposure based on industry scoring methodology for health, criticality, end-of-life probability and effective age. Make smarter decisions, increase uptime, and minimize equipment failure and unplanned repair work.

IBM Maximo® Visual Inspection

IBM Maximo Visual Inspection adds intelligent “eyes” to your operations with AI-powered computer vision. The intuitive toolset makes deployment of deep learning vision models for real-time error and defect detection easy for business users without coding expertise. Combined with off-the-shelf mobile and edge devices, your enterprise can implement an automated platform integrated with maintenance and quality workflows and configured to notify key stakeholders of potential quality and performance issues immediately.

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Manufacturing industry case studies

Printed circuit and motherboard

SMART Modular Technologies

With AI-powered visual inspection, a microelectronics manufacturer increased production yield by 10%, while increasing throughput by 20%.

Hand on electronic equipment during inspection

Novate

Novate Solutions gained 24x7 process reliability using remote asset monitoring to spot imperceptible issues, before they caused downtime.

Spot, the industrial cobot, with sensors and four legs

Boston Dynamics

Meet Spot, the industrial “cobot,” who’s a roaming edge device for data collection and analysis, handling mundane and dangerous tasks.

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