Asset Management in Transportation and Infrastructure
The purpose of the Transportation Industry is to carry people, goods and services from the start to the finish of their journey safely, reliably and cost effectively. The physical assets involved include vehicles (e.g. trains, planes, ships, lorries etc.) and infrastructure (e.g. Airports, Sea Ports, Rail Tracks, Roads, maintenance depots etc). Most Transportation operations require a large investment in both vehicles and infrastructure assets, and therefore it is essential to maximise the utilisation of both if a profitable transportation business is to be achieved.
Transportation Industry Challenges
Operators in the Transportation industry face a large number of national and international rules and regulations that govern the way they operate, with the safety of both employees and the general public being given the highest priority by regulators and legislators.
Physical assets are required to be maintained regularly and for proof of that maintenance activity to be available on demand. In addition, for more sophisticated assets (e.g. aircraft and high speed trains) proof that the operating configuration of the assets is as designed is also demanded.
In order to manage a profitable operation it is also necessary to ensure that the physical assets are available when required, are utilised to their maximum potential, and that they perform over their lifetime reliably and cost effectively.
Solutions and Support available from MACS
MACS have years of experience of providing asset management and scheduling solutions for both vehicle and infrastructure operators and maintainers within the transportation industry.
Maximo provides functionality to support
• Asset Register
• Preventive Maintenance
• Work Order Management
• Inventory Control
• Service and Contract Management
• Position and Component coding structures
• Warranty contracts for non-serialised spare parts
• Asset depreciation calculations
For vehicle operators routine work needs to be fitted in with the operational schedule and location of the vehicle. Major overhauls require project planning capabilities that optimise both the utilisation of the workshop machinery and minimise the time taken to perform the overhaul. For Infrastructure companies the challenge is the scheduling of maintenance crews across a wide geographical area.