AMC Base Book

(Deze informatie is alleen beschikbaar in het Engels)  

An indispensable textbook for all who are depending on capital assets! From knowledge workers to knowledge teams is the central theme in this book.

The most common material logistics methods and techniques are extensively described, as well from a theoretical as a practical perspective. The developed system approach, which resulted in an LCM-model to support management control will be explained by means of many illustrations and examples. The LCM-model provides management a tool to manage and control the complete logistics process: specify, design, produce, utilize, maintenance and phase out.

The required computer application 'AMICO' is based on (default) standard web technology which is available in almost every organization or to realize with modestly means. AMICO and the use of web portals, enables management to inform all actors about their own cost/performances and their contribution to the total cost-effectiveness of the asset concerned. 405 pages, hard covered, full color edition.

405 pages, hard covered, full color edition (ISBN 90-9015938-X).
Retail price € 85,-.

'How to achieve Cost Effective Management Control of Capital Assets?'

This question is based on the impediments found in previous studies:

  • The operational needs of the customer/user are either insufficiently defined, or subject to permanent changes, possibly due to changing operational requirements;
  • Logistic results are not clearly related to the operational needs and therefore difficult to measure;
  • There is a lack of asset management information to control the logistics processes.

It introduces a new concept, named Asset Management Control.
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.

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, e.g. aviation, railways, chemical industry, medical care, etc..

These expectations are founded on the following considerations:

  • LCM-systems design is based on a generally acknowledged system approach;
  • Developed methods and techniques are based on proven concepts;
  • The applied information- and communication technology is based on standard software;
  • Criticism received concerns solvable problems. 

An indispensable textbook for all who are depending on capital assets!


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