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Blog Article: Technology Trends and Challenges for Asset Management

Written by: Sandy Dunn - Managing Director, Assetivity | November 5, 2018

Why we need to move beyond point solutions to a more strategic & holistic approach

Last week I attended the IMARC conference in Melbourne which is Australia’s largest Mining conference.  With four streams over three days, a stellar speaker line-up of senior executives from mining companies and suppliers to the industry and a large trade-show, it was a great opportunity to hear and learn about the latest industry trends.  While the conference was industry-specific, I believe that the messages and trends are mostly universal.

The key messages that I got from the conference (with a focus on Asset Management and Operations Improvement, which is clearly the area of most relevance to Assetivity and our clients) were...

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Industry Lessons Learned in Maintenance Planning & Scheduling - Planning Pitfalls

This is the third of our three articles on Maintenance Planning and Scheduling – are we learning the industry lessons? Out first article explored “The Big Picture’’ and examined challenges associate with the overall process, people and capability issues, master data and key performance indicators. Our second article delved into the challenges we observe with the scheduling process.

The other articles in this series are:  

In this final article in the series, we explore the planning process and five of the common improvement opportunities we observe within the planning process:

  1. Quality of the relationship with supply department
  2. Feedback on the quality of planned work
  3. Use of Corrective Task Lists/Standard Jobs
  4. Planner focussed on future work
  5. Stakeholder engagement

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Industry Lessons Learned in Maintenance Planning & Scheduling - Scheduling Pitfalls

In the first article in this series on Maintenance Planning and Scheduling, we explored some of the “Big Picture” issues associated with the Planning and Scheduling process, people and capability to support the process, master data and KPIs.

The other articles in this series are:  

In this second article in our series, we will dive a little deeper and explore in more depth, five of the common issues that affect the Scheduling process, namely:

  1. Rework due to unplanned work being passed to Scheduler
  2. Capacity Management
  3. Priority of work
  4. Scheduler becomes a slave to the system
  5. KPI’s Driving wrong behaviour

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Industry Lessons Learned in Maintenance Planning & Scheduling - “The Big Picture”

Most organisations that carry out equipment maintenance have some sort of Planning and Scheduling process in place, ranging from a basic manual card system to an advanced Computerised Maintenance Management System such as SAP, Pronto or Maximo.

This is the first in a series of 3 articles, where we will explore the “Big Picture” systemic issues associated with the overall maintenance Planning and Scheduling process. The other articles in this series are: 

  • Industry Lessons Learned in Maintenance Planning & Scheduling - “ The Big Picture” (this article)
  • Industry Lessons Learned in Maintenance Planning & Scheduling - Scheduling Pitfalls (to come)
  • Industry Lessons Learned in Maintenance Planning & Scheduling - Planning Pitfalls (to come)

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Asset Management Strategy vs Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) – Has ISO got it wrong?

In dealings with our clients, I often find that there is considerable confusion regarding what should be contained in a Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP). We have seen SAMPs that are upwards of 200 pages long – a mighty tome that is destined to rapidly become “shelfware” and of little value to anybody. This confusion is exacerbated by the lack of clarity in guidance that is provided in ISO 55000, ISO 55001 and ISO 55002. In our view, it appears that ISO itself (or at least TC251 – the technical committee that put together ISO 55001) is confused regarding its definition of the SAMP. More specifically, they have confused two separate documents – an Asset Management Strategy, and the Strategic Asset Management Plan. We hope that this will be clarified in the next version of ISO 55001, but in the meantime, I outline the reasoning for why improvements are needed below.

First, let’s make sure we are all on the same page when it comes to terminology.

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