Transport 2018-03-09T06:51:45+00:00







Key Rail
Volker Rail



KLM Cargo
Port of Antwerp

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 is recognised by Gartner as the leading Enterprise Asset Management Solution. MACS have been implementing Maximo for over 17 years.
Maximo provides functionality to support
•    Asset Register
•    Preventive Maintenance
•    Work Order Management
•    Inventory Control
•    Procurement
•    Service and Contract Management
This Maximo Industry Solution provides additional functionality for those customers operating vehicles. Functionality includes
•    Position and Component coding structures
•    Warranty contracts for non-serialised spare parts
•    Asset depreciation calculations
This unique Maximo option is used by the operators and maintainers of high value complex vehicles, where the maintenance of the valid component fit across a range of variations within a given asset type is of paramount importance. ACM guarantees that any given asset is operating with a valid bill of materials and is in a safe operating state according to the defined maintenance practice.
Maximo Spatial provides the perfect way for infrastructure operators and maintainers to synchronise their assets between the GIS representation of assets and that represented in Maximo. Assets in Maximo are dynamically linked to the map, which can also be used to visualise work orders and service requests. This provides a truly unique capability to manage work in a spatial context.
Maximo Linear provides capabilities that allow linear assets, such as rail track and roads, to be defined, and for work carried out on these assets to be described the appropriate linear length along the asset.
Scheduling maintenance work in the Transportation industry is a big challenge and Maximo Scheduler is capable of supporting the optimisation of many of the common scheduling scenarios that occur in the industry.

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.

Maximo Mobile solutions serve to improve the productivity and accuracy of data within both the vehicle and infrastructure maintenance arenas. Working in both connected and disconnected mode these solutions enable maintenance workers/crews to readily see what activity needs doing, to update and complete work, and to raise new work orders where required.