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June 12, 2019
Jacquie Chischillie, Technical Sales Engineer, Projetech
How much thought have you put into your Priority values on the records in your Maximo solution (Check out our IBM Maximo On-Premises Solutions here)? Did you know you can Set Priority Preferences like how Maximo calculates priorities or response times?
Maximo uses values up to 999 for Work Order and Asset/Location priorities and will use these values to calculate an overall priority for the Work Order. Making smart choices can ensure you achieve the most efficient and reliable schedule for your resources and equipment.
If a Work Order is created manually in the Work Order Tracking application, you can specify the value in the Priority field. Work Orders generated from the Preventive Maintenance will inherit the PM priority.
If the Asset or Location record has a priority Maximo will copy the priority from the Asset to the Work Order. If the Asset record does not have a priority, Maximo will use the Location Priority.
Once the Work Order is created, Maximo will use a predetermined calculation to assign a priority to work. Even though Maximo allows Priorities values over 900, It is a good idea to limit your priority values to lower numbers, since the resulting, calculated value will always be higher.
Following is one way to determine the meaning of your Priority values, so that you have a consistent and defensible system for scheduling both planned and break-in work.
Suggested Priority System for Work Orders
PRIORITY 4 (Emergency Work): Priority 4 is the highest priority work and requires immediate action. This work bypasses the normal planning and scheduling routine.
PRIORITY 3 (High Priority Work): Priority 3 is the highest priority work that can be planned and scheduled. This work shall be accomplished as soon as practical based on available resources.
PRIORITY 2 (Medium Priority Work): Priority 2 is medium priority work that can be planned and scheduled and shall be worked on as soon as practical based on available resources.
PRIORITY 1 (Low Schedule Priority): Priority 1 is work on assets/equipment that have minimal impact on the safe, efficient and economical operation of the facility. Priority 1 work will be planned and scheduled based on available resources.
Suggested Priority System for Assets and Locations
Priority 4 (Highest Priority) –A system which failure will cause an unscheduled event that results in any one or more of the following:
Priority 3– A system failure that will cause a reduction of capacity that affects the ability to produce and results in one or more of the following:
Priority 2 –A system which failure will cause an increase in operating costs but will not affect production or system reliability or any system which failure may represent a significant maintenance cost burden to repair or replace.
Priority 1 (Lowest Priority) –Any system that is not a priority 4, 3, or 2 system and no special requirements apply.
Setting or Changing the Priority Preference calculations
1. Go to Work Orders – Assignment Manager
2. Under More Actions, select Set Preferences
3. Select Set Priority Preferences
4. This is where you can set the Work Priority Calculation and the Work Priority Response Time
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