Manufacturing & Industrial

Your assets simply must perform to keep your plant producing – plant stops and idle workers mean 100% hit to the bottom line.  The key is effective preventative maintenance and condition monitoring.

Manufacturing & Industrial

Minimising Costs. Minimising Downtime. Maximising Production. 

The balancing act that every asset manager in the Manufacturing and Industrial sector is to reduce production costs and  minimise plant and equipment downtime ,  while maintaining safe and quality production at maximum levels. The Manufacturing and Industrial sector is becoming increasingly competitive with smaller margins and global pressure.  Cost leadership can only be gained through running a leaner operation.   Optimised asset performance is a major cost leadership strategy, but can only be achieved through the right enterprise level asset management system.

You need an asset management system to provide a visible and clear view of the condition of your plant and equipment and automate the effective scheduling of routine and preventative maintenance and inspections.  Periodic shut down of plant and equipment is inevitable but the planning of the shut down and the work to be done during this period can make millions of dollars in difference.

An effective asset management system will give you these productivity gains and is critical to support decision making. Tolerro specialise in high availability enterprise asset management systems, workforce mobility solutions and the consulting that makes implementation and enhancement a well-managed success.  Tolerro is the provider of choice for some of the largest Manufacturing and Industrial companies in Australia and internationally.

Enterprise Asset Management

IBM Maximo Asset Management is the best-of-breed asset management system designed to meet the exacting and complex requirements of the Manufacturing and Industrial Industry.

Here is a quick overview of IBM Maximo Asset Management:



IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management Brochure



IBM Maximo for Calibration Solution Sheet



IBM Whitepaper on Lean Manufacturing



IBM Whitepaper on Reliability Centred Maintenance



“My Team and I have a long standing relationship with Tolerro as our IBM Maximo asset management partner. Tolerro understands our business and continues to add value through tailored advice, business process development and reliable full support services.  Tolerro implemented IBM Maximo across our organisation internationally and managed the project seamlessly from needs analysis through to final “go live”.  I have found Tolerro to be reliable, innovative and professional, and we have benefited greatly from their expertise across the asset management spectrum. ”

Brian Weldon – $14.5 Billion Global Mining Equipment Manufacturer

To help maximise return on assets, Maximo Asset Management enables the organisation to develop comprehensive programs for preventive, predictive, routine and unplanned maintenance. Together, these programs contribute to the goals of reducing costs and increasing asset uptime. Key benefits include:

  • Improve return on assets
  • Decrease costs and risk
  • Increase productivity
  • Improve asset related decision making
  • Increase asset service delivery, responsiveness and revenue
  • Facilitate regulatory compliance efforts
  • Manage risk
  • Lower total cost of ownership.

For Manufacturing and Industrial organisations, a critical module as part of the Maximo Suite is Maximo Calibration, a comprehensive, customizable solution to help improve operational efficiency.  IBM Maximo Calibration is a fully integrated part of Maximo Asset Management, and used to calibrate tools and measurement equipment, and standards to optimise the quality of products produced. It provides all requirements for traceability and reverse traceability, all calibration history data, calibration data sheets and required reporting.  Maximo Calibration assists you to:

  • Automate calibration processes across your enterprise to help increase effectiveness and minimize operating costs
  • Leverage full traceability and reverse traceability to ease compliance with industry regulations
  • Enable technicians to perform mobile calibration using handheld computers to streamline work tasks
  • Enhance accuracy and reporting of instrument calibration to help address regulatory compliance.

Industry specific capabilities


Automates complete calibration processes, providing full traceability and reverse traceability, enable technicians to perform mobile calibration using handheld computers, detailed documentation with auditable reports


Fully integrated with Maximo Asset Management, provides greater data accuracy and validation, improves production output quality, and better prepares for audits. Aligns with the business needs and provides a greater fit out-of-the-box

Improves Regulatory Compliance


Provides complete accounting for the life of a component, automating a complex multi-dimensional task of tracking compliance


Allows organizations to track regulatory compliance of assets and better prepare for audits and inspections

Find out more about IBM Maximo Suite

Mobilising for greater productivity

Mobilising maintenance activities with handheld devices is not just for organisations working in remote or multiple sites.  A large manufacturing plant can gain just as much efficiency from dispensing with the data entry paper trail and entering data on-the-spot during inspections and other maintenance activities.   A mobile workforce solution augments your enterprise asset management system and can be easily integrated as part of your solution.

Find out more about our Mobile Workforce solutions

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