When you cast an eye across your organisation, how would you assess the maturity of the maintenance operation? Almost 70% of companies in the survey rate themselves only at a medium level, with just 15% saying they had high maturity in maintenance.
“I think many of these respondents are probably doing themselves a disservice,” says Dr Moray Kidd, a maintenance engineering academic. Kidd adds, “if you were to visit them, I would guess they are doing some predictive maintenance, they’re doing more with data on their critical assets. They probably feel that they could do better, but I would guess they are doing better than they think they are.”
Kidd strongly believes that combining the right people with the right maintenance strategy is key to improving maintenance operations maturity, with the result of reducing downtime maintenance costs.
As ever in business, when we measure an issue, we can more accurately create solutions and a strategy for implementing them. Business consultancy Accenture has devised an Intelligent Operations Maturity Assessment to help organisations identify where they are on their maturity journey and to identify routes to higher levels.