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10 Tips for Better Maintenance

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 15:24

Maintenance 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 maintenance 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.

 

 

Roadmap to ISO 55001 Compliance - Implementing ISO 55000

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 13:49

Once you have a clear mandate to progress towards alignment or compliance with ISO 55001, we recommend that you follow the steps in this article in order to gain that alignment.

This is the twelfth in a series of 13 articles on Implementing ISO 55000.

 

Asset Management Data and Decision Making – Implementing ISO 55000

Thursday, 30 June 2016 07:26

WKID PyramidA vital element of effective Asset Management is decision-making that is evidence-based and data-driven. In addition, sufficient, accurate data and documentation must be collected in order to:

  • Meet legal and statutory requirements, and
  • Permit effective communication with stakeholders

In this article, the 11th in our series on Implementing ISO 55000, we will discuss these elements in the context of ISO 55001.

 

The PF Interval – Is it Relevant in the world of Big Data?

Thursday, 16 June 2016 10:13

The PF Interval is a key concept when selecting preventive maintenance tasks.  But with more and more equipment being fitted with real-time asset health monitoring equipment and with the advent of Predictive Analytics and Big Data, is it really relevant anymore?  In this article, we will discuss the PF Interval, how it is applied and whether it can be applied to equipment fitted with real-time health monitoring and where equipment health is assessed using Predictive Analytics and Big Data.

 

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