In spite of their differences, the world’s busiest railway infrastructure, and part of the world’s largest steel and mining company, share one common problem: Complex maintenance operations, often time-consuming and costly.
The complexity of maintenance resource planning & optimization
To ensure their vital link between Great Britain and continental Europe, the Channel Tunnel runs varied specialized and complex equipment such as railways, catenaries, signaling, fire-fighting, ventilation and cooling systems, as well as cross passage doors and a pressure relief valve system between two running tunnels. These systems’ preventive maintenance operations need to be carefully and efficiently planned in order to avoid costly interruptions of the Channel Tunnel’s commercial services.
ArcelorMittal Dofasco faces a similar problem. The company employs a maintenance workforce of more than 1,500 employees, supplemented with contractors, to maintain more than 50 operating units across the Hamilton site. Several thousand work orders are processed every week supporting both operating unit planned outages and day-to-day work. Maintenance operations remains the third largest cost for the company, after raw materials and energy consumption.
Maintenance operations is not just complex within process manufacturing and rail infrastructure industries. In the aviation industry, large investments go into aircraft maintenance for increased passenger safety. An aircraft wishing to remain operating for 30 years, will have to spend at least two years in predictive maintenance cycles, representing almost seven percent of its total product life.
With so much at stake, how are ArcelorMittal Dofasco and Eurotunnel improving their maintenance resource planning and optimization? And how can you do the same for your maintenance operations?
Join ArcelorMittal Dofasco & the Eurotunnel in Paris
You now have the opportunity to hear how the world’s busiest railway infrastructure and part of the world’s largest steel and mining company are improving their maintenance resource planning and optimization at the Quintiq World Tour in Paris on October 1, 2015.
This year, Quintiq World Tour Paris will focus on the planning and optimization of maintenance operations across industries, starting with case studies from ArcelorMittal Dofasco and Eurotunnel. Register today!
Jean-Luc Pochet, Infrastructure Director of Eurotunnel, and Jerry Putt, Central Trades & Services Business Unit Manager, at ArcelorMittal Dofasco, will be walking attendees through the maintenance resource planning and initiatives they’ve taken to reduce inefficiency costs. Here’s a breakdown of what they’ll be presenting:
Eurotunnel case study: Increasing Channel Tunnel traffic by reducing maintenance-induced unavailability
- How to increase Channel Tunnel traffic by 30% by 2020
- How to make the most of the resources and competencies available on both sides of the Channel
- How to best position preventative maintenance tasks in the short- and medium-term
ArcelorMittal Dofasco case study: Minimizing downtime to improve the productivity of assets
- How to create efficient task schedules for 1,500 maintenance staff
- How to optimize AMD’s asset availability and minimize maintenance costs
- How to manage disruptions using real-time decision-making capabilities
Remember when you asked us if the presentations are worth the time away from your desk? The answer is yes. If you’re looking to improve your maintenance resource planning urgently, this is your opportunity to speak to the world’s busiest railway infrastructure, part of the world’s largest steel and mining company, and leading planning and optimization expert. Register now for Quintiq World Tour Paris 2015.