Het AMC Concept


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Asset Management Control (AMC) is defined as a Life Cycle Management (LCM) approach to manage all the processes (specify, design, produce, maintain and dispose) needed to achieve a capital asset (e.g. a ship, an offshore platform, an aircraft, etc.) capable to meet the operational need in the most effective way.

The increasing complexity, cost and size of capital assets, in combination with a shorter economic life time of high-tech system components has stimulated the need for management tools able to analyze the system effectiveness and life cycle costs.

The maritime environment has been chosen as the primary research domain. The maritime environment, in particular the Royal Netherlands Navy, is familiar with asset management and material logistics.

The maritime environment is an aggressive environment. Maritime systems and their equipment often operate in adverse conditions, suffer considerable wear and tear and have a high depreciation rate. Especially under these conditions cost-effectiveness is hard to attain. A reliable and well-organized AMC system is essential to ensure reliable operations.

The design, referred to as LCM-systems, aims to support the management control of the logistics processes throughout the life cycle with respect to the functionality of the technical system. The System Design is divided into six modules:
1. the Structuring Module to set up the system-, process- and information structure;
2. the Analysis Module to indicate the system elements, logistic products, processes, actors and budget needed;
3. the Training Module to provide a skilled Life Cycle Management team;
4. the Program Module to set up Logistic Programs for all different life cycle periods;
5. the Representation Module to achieve insight and understanding of the interdependence between functions, system installations, logistic products and processes, actors and cost;
6. the Control Module to inform and communicate with all involved actors.

During the first case study LCM-systems is experienced as a new AMC approach for the RNLN. Based on the case study results it can be concluded that the LCM-model supports AMC to meet the main objectives by providing insight into the system performances for all actors. The system modeler (AMICO) has proved to be applicable to represent the real combat-system to support AMC. The availability of unambiguous procedures and guidelines is essential to bring across the various roles and their relationship of the actors. Reliable system data are the basis for the logistic communication and activities, information management is considered to be a key factor for AMC.

For these reasons, an AMC system based approach would appear interesting for the whole maritime sector. It is expected that the principles and results of this research will be also useable in many other sectors where capital assets play an important role,

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