According to Prof. Biedermann, even large, well-known companies are still a long way from the ideal type of lean and smart data-driven maintenance. "You can only reach the last two levels of the maintenance pyramid when you overcome the digitalization barrier. Only then do you get to knowledge- and learning-based maintenance."
Criticality assessment of assets and components
The basic prerequisite for reorienting maintenance management towards LSM is a detailed assessment of the criticality of assets and components. With the Criticality & Asset Priority module (CAP), companies have a simple solution to evaluate their assets according to specific criteria.
The advantages at a glance:
- Individual compilation and weighting of the evaluation criteria
- Structured evaluation process
- Simple and convenient evaluation of assets
- Evaluation of qualitative criteria by experts
- Evaluation of quantitative criteria can be automated
- Calculation of an asset index for each asset (value between 1 and 5)
- Visualization of the most critical assets in a ranking or priority portfolio
- Focus on critical assets
- Detection of medium critical assets that indirectly cause problems
- Suggestion for possible follow-up actions (vulnerability analysis, cost analysis, etc.)
- Effective action thanks to clear focus
- Regular assessment (e.g., semi-annually) to obtain up-to-date information and monitor asset performance
Maintenance pursues the goal of managing everything that influences the probability of breakdowns on the one hand and keeping the direct effects of breakdowns as low as possible on the other. This risk can be easily captured with the criticality tool. In the first step, our experts, together with the company's internal specialists, look at what the company's success factors are (e.g. costs and plant availability) and, derived from this, the risk factors that jeopardize these goals are recorded in a risk assessment.