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  • 1.  Mass move of rotating assets/items

    Posted 17 days ago

    As a water utility we are managing all of our meters and transmitters as rotating assets. They are all serialized and we need to know what meter is installed at what customer. This has proven difficult when managing inventory. We commonly move pallets of rotating items from one storeroom to another. Reflecting that move in Maximo is time consuming as it only allows you to move one at a time. The only way I can find to do this is using the Inventory Usage app. That app has the Split function that does allow you to move several at a time, but you don't have the ability to select which ones move. Maximo grabs the first ones in the list as far as I can tell. We need the ability to identify which specific ones are being moved.

    Has anyone else dealt with this and built any tools that allow for the mass move of rotating assets between bins or storerooms?

    Thanks, Brian


    Brian Schrantz
    Del-Co Water Company

  • 2.  RE: Mass move of rotating assets/items

    Maximo Certified
    Posted 17 days ago

    The utility industry solution has functionality around meter assets that you may want to look at if you're not familiar with it.

    But speaking from a core Maximo perspective, the Manage Inventory work center provides a good way to transfer rotating assets. When you choose to transfer an item and its rotating there's a multi-select that allows you to pick which assets are being transferred (screenshot below of the selection process). And if you're using a tablet device you can use barcode scanning to enter the value as well.

    If you don't want to use that, in the Inventory Usage's Split Usage Quantity dialog you can specify which assets are being transferred by adding new rows in the Select Rotating Assets section. It's tedious in core Maximo (especially if you have a lot of you are transferring) since there is no multi-select. In the Utilities industry solution we do have a "Select Multiple Assets" including the ability to filter and bulk select. 

    Steven Shull