During the eight years since the publication of Maintenance Excellence: Optimizing Equipment Life-Cycle Decisions the business environment has changed drastically. Globalization, consolidation, and changes in technology challenge asset management and maintenance professionals to be more efficient. Globalization and consolidation have been particularly instrumental in the changes in maintenance standards, approaches, and the use of technology to become more efficient and cost effective. Reflecting all this and more, the second edition has been renamed: Asset Management Excellence: Optimizing Equipment Life-Cycle Decisions.
New in the Second Edition:
- Two new chapters on Maintenance Management Fundamentals
- Coverage of leadership issues, the implementation of new processes, and change management
- Discussion of the design stage and key factors for successful implementation
- Understanding the dynamic influences and optimization of spares management
- Updated case studies
- Introduction to new software packages that optimize a variety of maintenance and replacement decisions
Although there have been patterns and trends that have emerged around the world in asset management, the root principles are the same—personnel with tools go out to address the needs of maintaining assets. However, many of the tools, technologies, and thought processes have evolved and matured to allow a rethinking of the deeper maintenance processes. For this edition, a new set of authors and contributors have revisited the content, updated information, and added new content based on the passage of time, changes in thinking, and the introduction and improvement in technologies.
Table of Contents
Maintenance Management Fundamentals. Management Equipment Reliability. Conclusion.
John D. Campbell was one of a very few individuals in Canada who put Canadian expertise in physical asset management on the world map. He authored the widely used book Uptime: Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management, which was published in 1995 and by early 2006 had sold over 16,000 copies. He coauthored Planning and Control of Maintenance Systems: Modelling and Analysis and coedited Maintenance Excellence. In addition to being an author and leading thinker in maintenance management, Mr. Campbell was a sought-after public speaker, appearing once on television in the United States. He was a recognized subject matter expert and advisor in maintenance management to several of the world’s most widely recognized organizations ranging from Disneyland to NASA, or “Mickey Mouse to Rocket Science,” as he used to joke. He developed a very strong and internationally recognized maintenance management consulting practice in Canada, consisting of about 40 consultants. In recognition of that capability and expertise, PricewaterhouseCoopers appointed Mr. Campbell as its Global Leader for the PwC Physical Asset Management practice, consisting of about 150 consultants worldwide. With his sponsorship and support, the University of Toronto’s Physical Asset Management certificate program was born in 1999 and continues to this day, franchised for delivery worldwide.
Mr. Campbell was an incredibly busy person, but always made time to promote excellence in plant engineering and maintenance activities through his participation in numerous related voluntary events. He received, posthumously in 2006, the Sergio Guy Memorial Award from the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the maintenance profession.
In 2000, Mr. Campbell began discussions with his practice director about potential updates to Uptime. Altho