UIC Asset Management Working Group

Main activities of the UIC Asset Management Working Group

  • Common view on understanding of what is asset management.
  • Standard: Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 55, which sets out the principles of asset management.
  • “Methods and instruments to manage life cycle costs” and “methods and instruments to manage risk”.
  • Asset information and asset registers - “structure, level of detail of an adequate and flexible AM register/database”.
  • Use of a Geographical Information System as the main way of accessing asset information.
  • Exchange of best practice in AM organization (process).
  • Exchange of best practice in AM methods, techniques and instruments.
  • State of the art in Asset Management outside Rail Infrastructure.
  • What is the value of Risk- and Life Cycle Cost management for AM.
  • Define/classification of lines in terms of functionality and quality.
  • Processes (tactical, realization on medium term):
  • Framework for a AM decision making process; standards or structures for an effective AM-approach/AM-process.
  • Method(s) to manage explicitly the relation between costs, income and performance.
  • How to create best value for money.
  • How to measure performance and quality.
  • Execution of benchmarks: costs (=LICB), performance and organisation quality.
  • Overview and definitions of effective Kpi’s related to the IM-business (costs, availability, safety, ...).
  • Methods and instrument(s) to manage Life Cycle Costs.
  • Methods and instrument(s) to manage Risk.

To provide IM members of the UIC with the necessary instruments/tools to develop their own Asset Management Plan to optimise the level of performance with the minimum LCC in a homogeneous way.

To provide IM members of the UIC with a vision on AM in general and specific tools to create best value for money for the stakeholders. It is a platform to exchange best practice.

Publications:

http://www.uic.org/IMG/pdf/guidelines.pdf

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