Effective Asset Management Tool Helps Underscore Crucial Role Of Maintenance Function In Platform Design, Operation

03/06/2000
Two separate surveys on the motivation for outsourcing the maintenance function were recently held in The Netherlands; one (NIPO, 1994) addressing maintenance staff; another (Ernst & Young, 1998) asking for the opinion of executives. Click here to enlarge imageFig. 1 shows the wide disparity of their responses.The first category mainly valued the additional flexibility in terms of hiring-in specialist's skills and temporary workforce capacity. However, the representatives from the boardroom essentially challenged the existence of an in-house maintenance function by putting a heavy weighting on the non-core business aspects, the desired change-over from fixed to variable costs, and th...
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