The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), established in 1921, oversees much of the regional transportation infrastructure, including bridges, tunnels, airports, and seaports, within the geographical jurisdiction of the Port of New York and New Jersey.
Initially, Electronic Data (EDI) was selected to provide a Pilot of core, best-practice work order and asset management processes in IBM’s Maximo Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system using Newark Liberty International Airport’s existing Airfield Lighting data. EDI imported data on Airfield Lighting assets and utilized best practice designs implemented at major airports to configure and load the appropriate classifications, locations, assets, and failure codes. This included setting up certain assets as rotating items to allow for more efficient replacement tracking and spares management. EDI then configured Airfield Lighting assets to be mapped on desktop and mobile devices, allowing end users the ability to easily attach Asset records to the work that they performed.
In January 2016, EDI conducted an assessment of the PANYNJ’s Maximo 7.5 Pilot System. EDI provided an overview of findings of the assessment, addressing specific business challenges for the Port, recommendations on options to address these challenges, as well as an explanation of the steps required to implement the recommended changes.
Based on the pilot program, the PANYNJ sought to transition from their MMIS maintenance management system to an asset management practice in order to more seamlessly and effectively manage and service their aviation assets. EDI applied their proprietary Implementation Methodology, including EDI’s Strategic Airport Asset Management configurations for Maximo, and proposed an alignment of several groupings of tasks for each of the PANYNJ’s airports, while maintaining a single, consolidated Maximo infrastructure to maintain data for three of PANYNJ’s airports — LGA, JFK, and EWR.
The implementation of the Maximo Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) covered the following functional areas and associated capabilities:
EDI was then contracted in 2017 to implement Maximo 7.6 for the PANYNJ. EDI implemented work management and asset management with the Port in the Maximo 7.5 environment, with services including: training, organizational change management, data migration, reporting, KPI’s, security setup, automated workflows and system configuration. The scope of EDI’s Maximo professional services covered moving from a single org system to a multi org system. This was to allow the other PANYNJ organizations to utilize the Maximo Enterprise solution. The existing PANYNJ Maximo 7.6 environment included the following functional areas:
EDI recently implemented Maximo Enterprise Asset Management with the EDI eSAM base configuration for Airports for PANYNJ. This software solution was deployed on a hosted platform by Projetech and is comprised of IBM Maximo Software, supporting hosted application server, database, and EDI’s eSAM solution for Airports.
EDI oversaw the creation and configuration of the environment by Projetech and provided coordination and assistance to help the PANYNJ with its network configuration to allow for communication with the Projetech Maximo 7.6 environments. EDI also provided guidance in setting up and configuring any VPNs necessary to enable access to the Maximo 7.6 environment.
EDI was tasked with Maximo System Administration services for the PANYNJ, and was responsible for the following administrative activities and support tasks:
EDI provided post-implementation maintenance and support services for all Maximo components implemented in the Airfield Asset implementation. Additionally, EDI implemented an Enviance replacement in Maximo along with additional enhancements using the eSAM for Airports solution.
EDI helped the authority to replace their dated Enviance application and merge the previous functions into the PANYNJ Maximo system. EDI conducted workshops, developed/configured, migrated data and trained key PANYNJ personnel on how previous Enviance processes would then function in Maximo. A functional specification and technical specification document were developed detailing the processes and configuration.
Incorporated assets included: Air Emissions, Deicer Use, New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (storm water), Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (Sanitary Permit), Storage Tanks (regulated only), and Backflow Prevention Devices.
EDI provided professional services for a task order to migrate from the Access database (FuzzyNet), spreadsheet, and paper legacy systems data currently used by the PANYNJ Communications, Security, Electronic Group (COMSEG) to the Enterprise Asset Management System (Maximo).
EDI implemented Maximo Work Order Management software from SCHAD Automation for IBM’s Maximo Enterprise Asset Management at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PA).
This robust mobile solution allowed the management of several complex SCADA systems across their organization like runway lighting, building automation systems, and baggage systems. EDI aided PANYNJ in implementing SCHAD mobile product to accomplish the following: