Implementation of Asset Management Strategy


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Implementation of Asset Management Strategy
GP Sibanyoni, Member, Project Manager, South Africa

Implementation of an Asset Management Strategy:
  • Efficiently and effectively manage the key activities related to the Maintenance departments, in order to meet business and customer requirements.
  • Ensure adherence to schedule in order to meet customer delivery deadlines, in full and on time, preventative schedules.
  • Implement a continuous improvement plan to increase production output and reduce spoilage.
  • Drive operational excellence and exercise good housekeeping.
  • Manage the department budgets and exercise cost control.
  • Manage the department to ensure that labour allocations are optimized.
  • Ensure effective recruitment, training of staff in using the asset management system, and performance management are implemented throughout the department, taking future organizational requirements into account.
  • Manage and be actively involved in the quality assurance process in order to ensure adherence to company quality standards and conformance to customer requirements.
  • Create a health and safety culture, and ensure that all activities within the department comply with statutory and company requirements.
  • Good understanding of the risk control and safety standards.
  • Work closely with the logistics manager and sales managers to ensure that the raw materials requirements are met in accordance with forecasts.
  • Ensure that all customer complaints are handled promptly and that corrective and preventive actions are put in place to curb recurrence.
  • Manage master data change in the system.
  • Identify master data change requirement Identify the master data that needs to be created or changed
  • Approve master data request requests need to be approved by the engineering / maintenance manager.
  • Check availability with production assign labour required assign stock material requirements materials and services sub process.
  • Assign external services and /or materials external services.
  • Assign documents or additional resources any drawings or technical documentation required in order to perform the work order task are assigned to the operations of the order.
  • Allocate labour to work order allocated labour to work order within the asset management system. If a work order or schedule is allocated to a person the work is seen as scheduled.
  • Applicable feedback on work orders to be monitored.
  • Overall responsibility for the technical control and maintenance of the plant.
  • Management of the internal processes of the technical department, ensuring that:
    • Planned maintenance programme is correctly implemented and controlled in line with the company standards and budgets.
    • Line efficiencies, spoilages losses and consumables consumption levels are optimised.
    • All downtime is analysed and preventative action taken to minimise it.
    • Quality of workmanship is to the desired standard.
  • Continuously improving and optimising processes by effective analysis and implementation of systems and procedures to maximise equipment availability.
  • Management of utilities, SLA (service level agreement) compressors, transformers, water, power and gas.
  • Driving quality and ensure electrical and mechanical standards are enforced.
  • Optimising maintenance spend and keeping to agreed budget levels.
  • Optimise spares stock holding through regular reviews of reorder levels and frequencies.
  • Management of safety, health and environment and risk for the operation.
  • Management of human capital in the technical department.
  • Compiling monthly and weekly reports on maintenance effectiveness and expenditure.
  • Responsible for building and general services maintenance
  • Management of capital and capex projects.
Job Requirements for Asset Manager:
  • National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Government Certificate of Competency (GCC).
  • Have manufacturing experience in a senior production or engineering role.
  • Have sound planning & organising abilities.
  • Systematic in solving people/process/technical problems.
  • Excellent projects/process and people management skills.
  • Have sound leadership capabilities, sound business management and analytical skills.


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