ImpRes are working with Australia’s largest rail freight operator as part of a major business transformation.
With the pending introduction of a new computerised maintenance management system (CMMS), we are assisting to align multiple depots to a common business process for managing rollingstock maintenance activities.
In addition to standardisation, there is also the need to reduce the use of satellite systems with manual interfaces, moving to a fully integrated CMMS ensuring that all rollingstock defects are managed.
We have spent time in multiple depot workshops engaging with a broad range of personnel and have mapped the current processes with a focus on the identification, planning and scheduling of maintenance.
Working closely with site personnel, we have designed a standardised future state process to efficiently amalgamate the system generated maintenance with a range of corrective maintenance activities that can stem from a variety of defect sources.
We have delivered a streamlined and proactive process that is aligned with the client’s national rollingstock maintenance strategy.
In readiness for the transition to the new CMMS later this year, all site roles have now been redefined in accordance with the new process.
A number of initiatives have also developed as a result of the process improvement, including improving the integrity of the existing CMMS data and the automation of routine maintenance tasks.