Manage for long-term efficiency.

Organisations in the transport and infrastructure sector typically own or manage assets that deliver critical services to the public and other industrial sectors. This includes:

  • Roads
  • Rail – both track infrastructure and rolling stock
  • Ports
  • Airports

The assets in the transport and infrastructure sector typically constitute a mix of long-lived assets whose condition deteriorates in a largely steady and predictable manner (e.g. wharves) and other assets where asset condition and failure cannot be so easily predicted (e.g. conveyors and ship loaders). The major challenge in these sectors, however, is in forecasting future demand and usage rates for these assets.

As establishing new assets in the transport and infrastructure sector typically requires years (or in the case of establishing a new major highway or port, sometimes decades), there is a strong need in the transport and infrastructure sector to focus on longer term asset planning and establishing the processes and systems that allow this to happen efficiently and effectively. There is still a need, however, for shorter term focus on improving reliability for critical assets, and on improving maintenance productivity.

The work that we have done for clients in the transport and infrastructure sector mostly focuses on strategic asset management and asset management planning, but we have also helped clients improve maintenance and reliability performance.

We have also delivered training in asset management, maintenance and reliability improvement to the transport and infrastructure sector. Our experience in the transport and infrastructure sector includes work for organisations throughout Australia and South East Asia. 

Our clients

Some of our past and present clients within the transport and infrastructure sector include:

  • Airservices Australia
  • Australian Rail Track Corporation
  • Brisbane Airport
  • Cairns Airport
  • Fremantle Ports
  • Gladstone Ports
  • Land Transport Authority (Singapore)
  • Patrick Terminals
  • Pilbara Port Authority
  • SCT Logistics
  • SMRT (Singapore)
  • Southern Ports Authority
  • Sydney Trains
  • TasPorts
  • Yarra Trams

Transport and infrastructure articles

Coordinating activity between Maintenance and Supply – A Case…

This case study by Sandy Dunn will present the approach that was taken and the key lessons learned that will assist any organisation in a similar situation.

How to continuously improve your preventive maintenance program

It’s ideal to embed continuous improvement of your preventive maintenance program as part of day to day business. Let’s discuss how to make that happen.

Planning and scheduling: getting the basics right

How do we ensure that planning and scheduling department processes are performed effectively? By understanding the function and boundaries of the two processes.

Aligning Asset Management Strategy with your Organisational Strategy

The ISO 55001 standard is all about having robust aligned and integrated processes to manage your assets in a coordinated fashion.

Common traits of organisations that deliver effective maintenance

Organisations that get results from their maintenance strategies understand that no two operations are the same. OEM recommendations offer a fair starting point for how our assets should be…

How to estimate the economic value of improved maintenance…

Using a value driver tree to estimate Economic Value Added can help reliability and maintenance managers build a business case for improvement initiatives.

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