Finding the asset management sweet spots

Finding the asset management sweet spots

David Lestani EAM

Optimisation programs are often undertaken with an eye on making a particular process more efficient in isolation. But when asset management information systems and processes are delivering on their potential, in alignment with the organisation’s strategic plan, there are sweet spots that can be found across the entire business when orchestrated correctly. Safety The safety of employees, environment, community and …

Enterprise asset management optimisation

Four signs you need to improve asset management

David Lestani EAM

System noun [sis-tuh m] a set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network; a complex whole. You might be able to chart the location of assets on a map, record their depreciation in an asset register spreadsheet or bring up a calendar of the manufacturer’s recommended service schedule. But an optimised system will remain …

GDA2020 Readiness Assessment

We’re getting down to ‘brass pins’ on GDA2020

Michael Krome Location Intelligence

This year’s Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute Queensland Conference will be held at City Hall on 23-24 August 2018, and I am delighted to be returning to present my thoughts on moving forward with the GDA2020 transition.  As everyone grapples with the change in Australia Datum, preparing for your transition to Geocentric Datum of Australia 2020 is gaining urgency and momentum.  Last …

Unitywater optimising asset management

What good asset management looks like

David Lestani EAM

Whether you’re looking to improve quality, or searching for efficiency through automation, you will need to ask yourself “what does good look like”. The answer won’t necessarily be the same for everyone, or a shining example of ‘best-practice’. There are, however, a common set of goals shared in any asset management program: Reduce unplanned downtime; Minimise asset failures; Maximise use …

EZMaxMobile Inspection Forms

Asset inspection on mobile devices? Check!

David Lestani EAM, Mobility

Clients often ask me about how Maximo can support mobile workers conducting asset inspections in the field. Consistently capturing meter readings and condition monitoring reports against structured criteria can be hugely powerful in informing maintenance and scheduling decisions. Until recently, this has involved a cumbersome process of creating tasks on work orders, which has not always delivered the most friendly …

Michael Krome in the pipes at OzWater'18

Protecting assets, saving money and improving outcomes with modern technology

David Lestani EAM

Earlier this month Michael Krome and I joined thousands of water industry professionals from around the country at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for Ozwater’18 – the annual conference of the Australian Water Association. With a spectacular trade exhibit and solid program of presentation from keynote speakers, academia and industry representatives, I always find something that captures the imagination …

Michael Krome reports from Palm Springs on the Esri Partner Conference and Dev Summit

5 take-aways from 7 days with Esri

Michael Krome Location Intelligence

Ouch, my head hurts … and driving on the right-hand side of the road has nothing to do with it! After seven days in Palm Springs, initially at the Esri Partner Conference and then the Esri Developer Summit, I feel like I have been drinking from a fire hose! I set out for California on a mission to find information on three GIS …

Cradle Mountain Tasmania

Building smarter dispatch processes

David Lestani Customer Story, EAM

Organisations that maintain assets and infrastructure over large geographic areas face common challenges in dispatching work crews for reactive maintenance works that meet response time commitments. Clarita’s asset management team have recently delivered an exciting project for Tasmania’s water services provider, TasWater, that has reimagined the dispatch process with location context for huge productivity returns. At an estimated 68,400 km2, …

Palm Springs Esri Partner Conference 2018

GIS Hot Topics at Esri’s 2018 Partner Conference

Michael Krome Location Intelligence, News & Announcements

This time next week I’ll be getting ready for the long haul flight over the Pacific to attend Clarita’s first Esri Partner Conference as a Silver Partner in Palm Springs, California. It’s an exciting opportunity, not only for the chance to hear about Esri’s vision for the future of GIS directly from company President Jack Dangermond, enjoy a glimpse into …

What's new ArcGIS 10.6

Exploring what’s new in ArcGIS 10.6

Michael Krome Location Intelligence, News & Announcements

On 17 January, Esri announced the release of ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6. Together with recently announced licensing changes, this new release expands on the software’s key capabilities, including deploying mapping, analytics, data management from both Public and Private Cloud platforms, leveraging customised self-serve web delivery solutions. ArcGIS 10.6 is now available for download to users currently on maintenance. Here’s a quick overview …