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Managing maintenance resources for better asset utilisation

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Asset utilisation is concerned with how an asset is effiAsset utilisation is concerned with how an asset is efficiently and effectively

    deployed and used. Essentially the asset utilisation is driven (broadly) by the asset design in

    particular reliability and maintenance considerations. Asset maintenance involves determination

    of maintenance strategy to manage failures and maintenance resources. This paper discusses the

    policies for managing integrated maintenance resources (human resource and supporting material)

    to perform maintenance activities for a complex asset. Good asset utilisation can be achieved by

    attaining a better performance of the asset using the same amount of maintenance resources or by

    reducing the amount of maintenance resources used for the same asset performance. A maintenance

    department may not manage each kind of resources and may have its own policy to achieve better

    asset performance. Thus, an integrated policy with all related departments is required. This research

    aims at developing a model to determine an integrated optimum policy with associated departments.

    It consists of three sub models representing three different departments in an organisation

    including Maintenance, Human Resource, and Inventory & Purchasing. Through the model, some

    combinations of the policies are made and tested to find the best combined policy that, in turn, can

    help to generate better asset performance.ciently and effectively

    deployed and used. Essentially the asset utilisation is driven (broadly) by the asset design in

    particular reliability and maintenance considerations. Asset maintenance involves determination

    of maintenance strategy to manage failures and maintenance resources. This paper discusses the

    policies for managing integrated maintenance resources (human resource and supporting material)

    to perform maintenance activities for a complex asset. Good asset utilisation can be achieved by

    attaining a better performance of the asset using the same amount of maintenance resources or by

    reducing the amount of maintenance resources used for the same asset performance. A maintenance

    department may not manage each kind of resources and may have its own policy to achieve better

    asset performance. Thus, an integrated policy with all related departments is required. This research

    aims at developing a model to determine an integrated optimum policy with associated departments.

    It consists of three sub models representing three different departments in an organisation

    including Maintenance, Human Resource, and Inventory & Purchasing. Through the model, some

    combinations of the policies are made and tested to find the best combined policy that, in turn, can

    help to generate better asset performance.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Cahyo, W. N., El-Akruti, K., Dwight, R. & Zhang, T. (2015). Managing maintenance resources for better asset utilisation. Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering, 11 (2), 123-134.

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 123

End Page


  • 134

Volume


  • 11

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • Asset utilisation is concerned with how an asset is effiAsset utilisation is concerned with how an asset is efficiently and effectively

    deployed and used. Essentially the asset utilisation is driven (broadly) by the asset design in

    particular reliability and maintenance considerations. Asset maintenance involves determination

    of maintenance strategy to manage failures and maintenance resources. This paper discusses the

    policies for managing integrated maintenance resources (human resource and supporting material)

    to perform maintenance activities for a complex asset. Good asset utilisation can be achieved by

    attaining a better performance of the asset using the same amount of maintenance resources or by

    reducing the amount of maintenance resources used for the same asset performance. A maintenance

    department may not manage each kind of resources and may have its own policy to achieve better

    asset performance. Thus, an integrated policy with all related departments is required. This research

    aims at developing a model to determine an integrated optimum policy with associated departments.

    It consists of three sub models representing three different departments in an organisation

    including Maintenance, Human Resource, and Inventory & Purchasing. Through the model, some

    combinations of the policies are made and tested to find the best combined policy that, in turn, can

    help to generate better asset performance.ciently and effectively

    deployed and used. Essentially the asset utilisation is driven (broadly) by the asset design in

    particular reliability and maintenance considerations. Asset maintenance involves determination

    of maintenance strategy to manage failures and maintenance resources. This paper discusses the

    policies for managing integrated maintenance resources (human resource and supporting material)

    to perform maintenance activities for a complex asset. Good asset utilisation can be achieved by

    attaining a better performance of the asset using the same amount of maintenance resources or by

    reducing the amount of maintenance resources used for the same asset performance. A maintenance

    department may not manage each kind of resources and may have its own policy to achieve better

    asset performance. Thus, an integrated policy with all related departments is required. This research

    aims at developing a model to determine an integrated optimum policy with associated departments.

    It consists of three sub models representing three different departments in an organisation

    including Maintenance, Human Resource, and Inventory & Purchasing. Through the model, some

    combinations of the policies are made and tested to find the best combined policy that, in turn, can

    help to generate better asset performance.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Cahyo, W. N., El-Akruti, K., Dwight, R. & Zhang, T. (2015). Managing maintenance resources for better asset utilisation. Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering, 11 (2), 123-134.

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 123

End Page


  • 134

Volume


  • 11

Issue


  • 2