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Maintenance KPI’s – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 11:39

Maintenance KPIs – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly 

Why KPIsa green KPI is not the end goal image

The theory and context behind KPIs is well established, a quick internet search leads to pages of results.  Debates ensue over what is a KPI, what is a Metric, who should set KPIs and based on what, when and how they should be reviewed, the balance between leading and lagging indicators, the list goes on.  But in general a KPI is defined as:


Key Asset Management Processes - Implementing ISO 55000

Friday, 29 January 2016 11:33

Our series has already explored the asset management planning and decision making process in some detail in Parts 45 and 6. This is obviously a key process for successful asset management, but it is equally obviously insufficient as the actions identified in the plan(s) will need to draw on other organisational processes.


Organising for Effective Asset Management: Leadership - Implementing ISO 55000

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 11:17

At this point in the series, we have answered many of the technical questions regarding asset management. This article moves on to some of the human issues – how to build an asset management organisation and how to lead it to success. Nothing happens without an appropriate workforce structure, so let’s start with the organisation chart.


Asset Management Planning for Electronic Equipment

Friday, 18 December 2015 19:27

Increasingly in our lives both at home and in our workplace we are utilising the capabilities available of new Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technology that manifests itself in electronic assets we own and use. Think about all the electronic assets that you own; a smartphone, iPad, laptop, flat screen TV etc. Take any one of these, say your smartphone, and ask yourself ‘what maintenance can I do to prevent the phone from failing and maximising its useful life’. The answer is not much really. When it fails…we accept that it fails.


How to Sustain a Positive Culture While Reducing Maintenance Cost

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 13:48

5 Practical tips for the maintenance leader to get (keep) the team performing and positive while reducing cost


Integrating & Aligning Asset Management Strategies & Plans - Implementing ISO 55000

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 12:50

Our series has already discussed the ISO 55001 requirements for the Strategic Asset Management Plan and Asset Management Plans and also provided practical advice and templates that could be used to create both compliant and usable versions. This article remedies the situation, providing useful advice on how to establish an integrated planning approach that will generate cohesive planning documents. The ISO standards are deliberately not very explicit on this topic, so we are basing this on what we’ve seen work (and fail) in practice.


Big Data, Predictive Analytics and Maintenance

Thursday, 22 October 2015 20:36

How are recent developments in areas such as Big Data, the Internet of Things, Predictive Technologies and Predictive Analytics impacting on traditional Preventive Maintenance and Predictive Maintenance activities?  Where are these trends taking us, and what should maintenance organisations be doing now to take advantage of the opportunities that these technologies enable? 

This article attempts to answer these questions.  First, let’s start by defining some key terms.


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