I traveled to
Over the past several years I have been visiting clients globally and hearing their challenges and share
For many rail organizations there is a need to manage a wide variety of assets. In some countries, like
Because the rolling stock and linear assets are both “revenue generating” assets for a rail system, organizations will typically address these first with an asset management system. However, these assets fall into two different types. Each share some challenges, such as aging workforce, safety, security and regulatory changes, and improving service levels, but in general have different needs. Those managing rolling stock assets are concerned with increasing asset reliability and availability, improving asset performance to reduce the impact of rising fuel costs, recovering warranties on components and parts, optimizing inventory levels and reducing material costs, and capturing accurate data to drive condition based maintenance programs. For the companies or divisions managing linear assets, their challenges include managing aging infrastructure while also supporting growing service demands, managing continuous assets with dynamic segmentation, supporting visual and automated inspection systems and addressing lost revenue due to track occupancy. Those clients I have talked with are seeking systems with out of the box capabilities that address these challenges.
Meeting these challenges was clear in my meetings in
Asset Management in Transportation
Kenneth Donnelly 27000269JE firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  asset service-management transportation eam innovation maximo asset-management smarter-planet rail 2 Comments 2,614 Visits
I traveled to
Kenneth Donnelly 27000269JE email@example.com Tags:  asset maximo transportation asset-management service-management smarter-planet eam 4 Comments 2,860 Visits
Transportation assets can include many different types of equipment, and are generally particular to a specific industry segment. As I mentioned in my earlier blog entry, there are many segments of the Travel & Transportation industry, each their own "industry". Likewise, the assets that support these industries can be common or unique to each. Those who offer asset management solutions typically segment assets by "classes", as each asset class must be managed differently in a enterprise asset management (EAM) system.