European industry is ageing. Recent research shows that almost half of our industrial installations will have to be replaced between 2015 and 2025. Due to the economic crisis, few companies have the financial means to do so. Closure is imminent and prolonging the lifespan is often the only option to maintain industrial production in the West. And this in a strongly globalizing economy, with increasing competition from low-wage countries with relatively young and modern factories.
See here the new challenge of today's maintenance manager. The competitiveness of our obsolete plants must be increased and maintenance alone is not enough. The technical service of the future must become an improvement engine, combining maintenance with life extension, replacement and modernisation. But how do you organise that, and not unimportantly, how do you do that in a commercially responsible way?
After the great success of their first book "VDM, New Faith in Maintenance", Mark Haarman and Guy Delahay have developed a new methodology that answers this question. Value Driven Maintenance & Asset Management, or VDMXL for short, shows how you can add maximum economic value to an existing plant, fleet or infrastructure through maintenance, lifetime extension and modernisation. It uses a quantitative control model, a control panel with twelve KPIs, sector-specific benchmarks and more than fifty best practices. Appealing cases from DSM, Pepsico, GlaxoSmithKline, VolvoCars and many other companies show how valuable VDMXL can be in practice.
Mark Haarman and Guy Delahay are among the trendsetters in the field of Maintenance & Asset Management. Both are respected speakers at international seminars and founders of Mainnovation, a leading consultancy specializing in Maintenance & Asset Management.