Teemu Heusala, product manager at Trimble Energy, has put a lot of thought into the maintenance processes, studying the current workflows at utilities and discovering ways to streamline them. “The problem with the traditional maintenance planning is,” Teemu explains, “that even though the foreman tries to optimize the field work efficiency, he or she doesn’t have all the information that is available in the field.” There might be field groups on different assignments at locations where there are also maintenance needs, or, at worst, a field crew is assigned a maintenance task only to realize they were just there. This causes idle driving, which, as we all know, gets expensive.
There is no point in fixing bits and pieces, when it’s the big picture that matters. Benoit Mallen, business area director at Trimble Energy North America, is driven by helping utilities transform their overall business functions to be more effective, whether that be about software or internal processes, staking or outage management, investments or maintenance - it all counts.
That is to say that Bruce Jumper, technical consultant, and Jamey McCay, services manager at Trimble Energy North America, know how to get things done for our customers. Their team basically combines all the services you could wish for - from the preliminary assessments to implementation, customer consultation, and training.
We all know it – you’ve got to measure your success. And oftenmost, you do it by setting up your KPIs, the key performance indicators and then – what? How do you manage to keep up with what’s actually going on with your indices?
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