Automotive and Maximo Asset Management

Industry Challenge Asset Management in Automotive

The automotive industry finds itself in a continous changing market with the following challenges when it comes to asset management.

  •  Extremely competitive marketplace has evolved the industry from mass-produced identical products to a high degree of customization to meet customers’ individual needs
  • Pressure to minimize order-to-delivery (OTD) time to speed up sales and lower costs
  • Tier one & tier two manufacturers & suppliers run in a decentralized mode, with multiple sites all running their own profit and loss. Maintenance personnel need to significantly increase their return on assets (ROA) while reducing overall maintenance and inventory costs
  • Manufacturers must also adhere to growing government and environmental guidelines
  • Improve customer satisfaction, quality and reduce costs by better aligning supply with actual demand

MACS Automotive Strategic Management Opportunities

MACS uses a formalized Strategic Asset Management approach based on 6 specific opportunities to maximize results:

  • Incremental Earnings

Increase in earning due  to increase in production asset availability

  • Reduction in Labor Cost

Reduction in labor cost  due to improvements in asset reliability, work management, task efficiencies, material availability and employee skill levels

  • Reduction in Materials Cost

Decrease in material cost due to improvements in Maintenance, Repair and Operating (MRO) materials management. Materials management includes activities like warranty management, inventory management and purchasing

  • Capital Expenditures

Decreasing capital expenditure by increasing  asset life cycle

  • Risk Reduction

Improvement in maintenance practices leads to reduction in health
and environment risks

  • Opportunity Costs

Increase in unrealized benefits that can be used for other business
and operations


MACS Automotive Solutions

A growing number of tier one Automotive Manufacturers worldwide are using IBM Maximo® Asset Management. With Maximo, Automotive companies have been able to improve asset availability and reliability, production output quality, labor efficiency and material optimization. By using Maximo to monitor their compliance efforts, many have achieved higher levels of compliance with government regulations and provisioning across the entire asset base. Maximo Asset Management can help automotive manufacturers manage output capacity to respond to customer demands, while helping to ensure continuous improvement in the quality of vehicles produced.

Maximo Calibration Manager can be used to improve quality of measurement instruments, tools and equipment Maximo &/or partner Mobile Work Solutions can be used to provide key functionality on portable hand-held systems to improve data quality and labor efficiencies and real-time decision support capability through access to core Maximo as well as integration to SCADA/Control Systems

Services and Support available from MACS

MACS provides full life cycle EAM services for the Automotive industry:

  • green-field/new implementations of Maximo
  • replacement of other EAM systems
  • Maximo upgrades
  • Process innovation and enhancement of existing Maximo solutions
  • Integrations to interdependent systems e.g. ERP, Document Management, Mobile Solutions, Scada Systems
  • Reporting & Data Warehousing

MACS – Carlex Glass Success Story

  • Carlex Glass, a subsidiary of Central Glass is a multi-national automotive glass manufacturer, one of the main automotive manufacturers for clients such as BMW, VW, Audi among others.
  • To standardize their growing operations worldwide, the need arose to implement a world-class EAM system that could support worldwide operations

Download Carlex Glass Success Story

MACS  & Maximo Customers in Automotive include

Examples Maximo Asset Management in automotive industry Automotive Maximo Asset Management