The United States Coast Guard faced a challenge. As it strove to modernize and restructure management of its $14B portfolio of shore-based assets, the Coast Guard realized that it did not have a consistent, standardized, fullypopulated inventory of these assets. Without this, decisions about where and how much budget to allocate to specific needs were impossible to make.
The Coast Guard’s Shore Infrastructure Information Management Strategy (IMS), developed by Access Sciences as part of a prior project, provided a fundamental underpinning by defining a strategy to realign informationcentric processes, procedures, and the supporting application portfolio to support the modernized and restructured organization. The IMS identified IBM Maximo as the Coast Guard’s asset and facilities management repository (inventory), and recognized that it was inconsistently populated and, that where it was populated, inconsistent standards were applied to describing the asset inventory and its condition.
To address these issues, the Coast Guard turned to Access Sciences, and our partner Cardno GS, to develop a strategy, standard requirements, and initial enrollment of specific shore facility equipment into Maximo. The outcomes, learnings, and supporting equipment enrollment technology from this project formed the basis for comprehensive equipment (asset) enrollment across all Coast Guard shore-based facilities.