September 19, 2019, 10:24 pm

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Coaching – the Secret to Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Implementation

Monday, 29 August 2016 15:19

The planning and scheduling function is the heart and soul of the maintenance work management system. It is one of the fastest and most effective investments an organisation can make to improve productivity of its maintenance teams resulting in improved asset availability. Many organisations have documented processes and highly integrated Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) but still have poor performance in areas of maintenance work management, especially planning and scheduling. What makes an organisation’s work management system efficient and effective is the competence of its people.

 

Maintenance Budgeting – Real World Challenges

Monday, 22 August 2016 11:44

 

Ever had trouble justifying your maintenance budget to your accountants?  Is it difficult to explain condition based maintenance and why it is better not to know when maintenance will actually occur? Then this is the article for you. We explore the challenges of maintenance budgeting in the real world, discuss how principles such as zero-based budgeting and activity based costing apply and give some tips on how to justify good maintenance practice to accountants.

 

4 Traits of an Excellent Maintenance Team

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:25

We often hear companies say that people are their best asset.  Those same companies have often invested a significant amount of resources in their maintenance information systems.  Yet many of those companies are not seeing the desired results in terms of production, cost, availability and reliability.  Why is it that the sum of good people and good systems does not always produce good performance?

 

10 Foundations of Work Management

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 15:24

Work Management sits at the heart of any good asset management system.  If it is not functioning correctly then the other systems that interface with it will not work efficiently either.  There are foundational aspects of work management that you must get right.  They are universal and they are critical to your ability to improve.

 

Maintenance Supervisors – Driving Safety, Effectiveness & Efficiency

Monday, 01 August 2016 15:21

Maintenance Supervisors are key players in the safe, effective and efficient execution of maintenance, but we see shortfalls in their performance in many organisations. In this article, we would like to explore in depth the role of these individuals as well as some practical tips on how they can fill this role effectively. Our intent is to help you identify and eliminate issues that may be causing high maintenance costs, low production or, worst of all, safety issues in your organisation.

 

Certification Against ISO 55000 - Implementing ISO 55000

Monday, 25 July 2016 11:54

Congratulations! You have reached the last article in our series on implementing ISO 55000. In this article, we want to discuss how to get your asset management system certified, including various certification schemes and certifying bodies. This will be critical information if your organisation is seeking certification, but will likely be of interest to those seeking to align or comply with ISO 55000 as well. This is because these organisations will still usually require gap assessments and audits to guide their implementation efforts and choosing a reliable independent provider is key to obtaining value from these activities.

 

Using ISO 55000 and Integrated Information Systems to Drive Organisational Alignment

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 14:53

One of the central tenets underpinning ISO 55000, the international standard for Asset Management, is that organisations perform better when there the goals and activities of all that work within that organisation are aligned.  The better the connections between individuals and departments and overall organisational goals, then the better organisational performance will be. 

Organisational alignment takes two forms – vertical alignment (a clear understanding of how what each individual does contributes to the achievement of the organisation’s overall goals), and horizontal alignment (ensuring that different functional areas collaborate towards the achievement of common goals).  This article discusses each of these in turn.

 

 

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