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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.

 

What Does a Good Asset Management Plan Look Like? - Implementing ISO 55000

Monday, 21 September 2015 16:06

In this article we discuss how to create a good asset management plan that will work for your organisation.

 

What Happens When You Cut the Maintenance Budget?

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 16:31

Times are tough.  Your company isn’t making as much profit as it used to. Perhaps it isn’t making a profit at all.  You need to cut costs, but where? 

What about maintenance?  Maintenance costs a lot of money, and in a slowing market, maybe you don’t need the equipment to be as reliable as we used to.  Maybe you can defer maintenance till another time, when your finances look better.  And in a budget that big, there is bound to be some fat that can be cut.

That may be true, but before you rush in and cut the maintenance budget, here are a few questions you should ask your Maintenance Manager (and the risks if you don’t).

 

Selling the Value of Reliability Improvement to Senior Management

Monday, 07 September 2015 13:32

We, as Maintenance Reliability professionals, are convinced of the benefits that improved Maintenance and Reliability practices can bring to an organisation.  Often, we are passionate about our cause.  But Senior Managers at many organisations are yet to share our passion and our faith in the value of Reliability Improvement.  Why are they waiting?  Why do they not share our enthusiasm and actively support us in our improvement efforts?  To answer this question, we must look at how we are communicating our passion, and how we “package” our pitch for support.

 

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