Maintenance Management Essay
Maintenance management has evolved over a long period. The incorporation of maintenance management as a sub-system of an organisation is indicative of its pivotal role in supporting business objectives. Maintenance management is defined as the combination of all technical and associated administrative actions intended to retain an item, or restore it to a state in which it can perform its required function. (British Standards 3811:1993). This is a broad definition and encompasses major aspects that were missing in older versions as highlighted by John Moubray, 2000-Reading 1-1. The inclusion of ‘associated administrative actions’ and ‘retaining an item to its required function’ makes this definition more relevant to current …show more content…
The administrative element includes the maintenance manager (Leader), supervisors, planners/schedulers, shut down co-ordinators. Shut down co-ordinators are specifically for critical machinery and they give machine status analysis and monitoring.
The administrative part also deals with the mathematical models of maintenance which include data collection based on operational research, supervision and computers, training, planning and scheduling among other factors (Sherwin, D 2000 vol 6 pp138-164)
Maintenance responsibility in the organisation the author works for has taken the concept described in reading 1.1.7, 8-9.For most of the critical machinery there is Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) (site dealership representative). Their involvement varies from sourcing parts, sourcing technical information regarding major break-downs and product modifications. They also ensure there is a link between the manufacturing specifications and modifications based on Operational Research from different sites around the globe. Site Reps monitor and give first hand information to manufacturers regarding failures. Dealerships