Maximo Work Centers

Manage Inspection Forms

The Manage Inspection Forms tool opens and brings you to a dashboard showing each inspection form in the library as a card, you can create a new inspection form. The initial inspection form is at draft status and revision 1, inspection forms are under revision control.

An inspection form is a series of questions which you want an inspector or technician to answer. As you write the question you choose the response and whether it is a mandatory to respond, you may also add instructional text. The responses might be a single choice from a set of possible answers, a single numeric value, a date and/or time, a meter reading, a text response, or the ability to add an attachment, perhaps a photo or video. Questions can be grouped, and you can add conditions from one question to another or group of questions depending on the answer provided. You can also preview what the inspection form will look like when the technician or inspector is conducting the inspection.

When an inspection form has been created it can be associated with a job plan or job plan task, and a route stop so that on a work order it can appear on the work order header, its tasks, or on a record in the multiple assets and locations table. Recurring inspections would use a PM record with the inspection form on the job plan or route. You can also associate inspection forms with locations and assets so that they become a recommended inspection when planning or conducting an inspection. Inspection forms have a type to make it easier to choose the right one.

Follow-up actions, for example to create a follow-up work order, use an automation script to execute the action. It is possible to create an audio guided inspection. With a little bit of configuration it is also possible to add an inspection form into the receiving process in either the Receiving or Shipment Receiving applications.

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5 responses to “Maximo Work Centers”

  1. Jan-Willem Steur avatar
    Jan-Willem Steur

    Hi Andrew, great article!!

    In Maximo it is also possible to enter meter readings and downtime. Similar to Work Supervision, the Work Execution provides a map feature (same left handed navigation pane), but only support MX spatial maps.

  2. George avatar

    Is there a way to open tasks on the Plans tab of Work Execution? The task description cuts off at 41 characters and has no long description. No sure if this is supposed to open when you select it.

    1. maximosecrets avatar

      Hi George – In Work Execution Work Center on Plans tab you will have a card for each task, the description can be longer than 41 characters, I saw one of at least 50 that was not truncated, and there is a Long Description button, that looks like an eye. This is grey when there is no long description and blue when there is. This was on The tasks long description shows rich text formatting.

      1. George avatar

        Thanks Andrew. I’m looking at a number of tasks that are being cut off in Work Execution. All of them display the first 40 characters of the task description, followed by 3 periods. Since the task description field is set to 100 characters OOB, the long description field will be blank unless there is a description that goes over that. The only solution I see would be to copy and paste every task description to the LD field so they can be accessible from Work Execution.

      2. maximosecrets avatar

        Hi George, not exactly 40 characters of the task description before the … it is variable. It hasn’t truncated the description, use the hover over to see the full description of the task. I wouldn’t copy and paste into Long Description and I would test first with a mobile device or tablet as the behavior may be different depending on device. If this is still a problem, hover over for example wouldn’t work on a mobile device, then in first instance create a case with Support – saying that you can’t see full task description. It may be that they treat this is a bug rather than an RFE, I think it should be the former – there shouldn’t be any reason why in Work Centers you can’t see the full task description no matter what device is used. regards – Andrew

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