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Fewer resources. More automation and higher quality.

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

IBM Maximo offers solutions to help you do just that and digitally transform your business in the process. You’ll find IoT-driven and AI-driven offerings for enterprise asset management (EAM), production optimization through asset performance management (APM), and visual inspection to solve quality assurance challenges.  

Maximo also has customized solutions to meet your specific business requirements. Discover how you can:

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

→ IDC Info Snapshot on resilient manufacturing (PDF, 117 KB)

→ Webinar: Building smart manufacturing operations (link resides outside of ibm.com)

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: Built for any operation

For any type of manufacturer — from natural resources to industrial products — the IBM Maximo Application Suite offers critical EAM applications to improve operations, reliability, environmental and operational performance, reduce risk and increase your return on assets. 

Built on 30+ years of market-leading technology, these applications give you the power to centrally manage all your assets — such as pumps, production lines, RPA, and whole facilities — efficiently and effectively, all on a single platform and database. It also integrates critical asset information with business management systems, such as ERP and MES. Leveraging industry best practices,  Maximo enables you to:

  • Support all types of asset classes
  • Automate maintenance, inspection and repair workflows
  • Manage compliance to health, safety and environmental (HSE) objectives
  • Boost first-time fix rates with best-in-class job plans, asset data and more
  • Use advanced planning and scheduling based on multiple criteria

→ Get the four-part EAM overview

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A better way to monitor, maintain and manage assets

IBM Maximo Asset Performance Management, part of the IBM Maximo Application Suite, delivers asset performance management (APM) capabilities to optimize monitoring, maintenance and replacement actions based on current asset health and predicted risks. Powered by AI and the IoT, you can make smarter decisions, minimize unplanned repair work, increase uptime, and reduce the risk of equipment failure. You can also:

  • Use prebuilt data models for key asset classes and operations specific processes
  • Determine risk exposure with industry scoring methodology for health, criticality, risk, end-of-life probability, and effective age
  • Aggregate and analyze current and historical operational and weather data to visualize asset health

→ Explore the APM demo

A better way to monitor production and diagnose issues

IBM Maximo Visual Inspection, part of the IBM Maximo Application Suite, provides intelligent “eyes” to your operations with AI-powered computer vision. It’s easily deployed for business users without coding expertise. Maximo Visual Inspection delivers an intuitive toolset that streamlines the processes to label, train and deploy deep learning vision models. Combined with off-the-shelf mobile and edge devices, your enterprise can implement a fully automated platform, increase productivity, and identify production defects 24/7. You can also:

  • Identify potential quality and performance issues in real time
  • Configure to notify key stakeholders immediately 
  • Integrate with maintenance and quality workflows 
  • Continually improve error and defect detection with deep learning

→ Learn about IBM Maximo Visual Inspection (01:38) 

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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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