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Highlights 2007

Un amico è come il sole: che tu lo veda o no, c'è sempre !

OMAINTEC 6 - Conference and Exhibition
The 6th International Operation and Maintenance Conference in the Arab Countries

03 to 05 December 2007
Le Meridien Hotel
Amman - The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Slyline seen from DownTown, Amman
Slyline seen from DownTown, Amman

Operation & maintenance departments in the major organizations in the Arab countries are still optimizing the best cost ­effective methods to operate and maintain their facilities to keep their productivity and services in a way to assure the fulfillment of facilities long run goals.
The complexity of modern machinery and equipment has led to the recognition that industry requires dedicated and professional management since in many companies, current trends are intensifying the pressure to improve performance in all areas of business. (Text OMAINTEC 2007)

Impression
Impression

OMAINTEC 6 under the slogan "Cost Effective Maintenance" presented real case studies in the field of Operation and Maintenance and was an excellent platform for discussing effective ways to overcome problems and proposing co-operative mechanisms among participants. (Text OMAINTEC 2007)

Award Ceremony during the Gala Dinner
Award Ceremony during the Gala Dinner

EFNMS-Meetings

19 and 20 October 2007, Wroclaw (Poland)

Wroclaw.
Wroclaw.

Bryarlie Dear (AFIM) has decided to leave the Board of Directors.
Bryarlie Dear (AFIM) has decided to leave the Board of Directors.

Antoine Despujols (AFIM), the new member of the Board of Directors.
Antoine Despujols (AFIM), the new member of the Board of Directors.

EuroMaint - Leonardo Da Vinci Project

6 October 2007
4th meeting
Stockholm

Stockholm - Harbour
Stockholm - Harbour

Report - Work Package 2: Professional competences

MBA as a new model for Training:

Maintenance Management is really very interdisciplinary, it includes to-day a lot of competencies and skills,as

  • Leadership / Human resources
  • Asset Management / Facility Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management (TQM)
  • Safety Management
  • Safety Management Audit in the Process Industry
  • Risk Management /- Assessment
  • Environmental Management
  • Support and Resource Management
  • Change Management
  • Visual Management (TPM)
  • Financial Management
  • Business and Administration
  • Responsibility and Decision Making
  • Contingency Management (heavy accidents)

Guidelines for Maintenance Management Courses - Competences on European level :

There is an increased need to an international employment for Maintenance managers and engineers due to globalisation. The market is global - then, the education must be global, too.

  • A. Organisation and Maintenance Management
  • B. Operation Management
  • C. Information systems
  • D. Financial concerns
  • E. Human and Material Resources
  • F. Laws and regulations
  • G. Entrepreneurship

Some general remarks

Maintenance Managers would like to have a vision for the further personal development. This means that we should offer a large education portfolio.
Maintenance Managers should be positioned on management level within companies. This means that they have good knowledge in financial concerns and Business / Administration.
Maintenance objectives are related to company and production objectives.
Maintenance Management is an important part of the Integrated Quality Management (Quality Management, Environment, Occupational Safety and Health Management as well as Social Responsibility.

Guido Walt, project leader, work package 2

CEN/TC 319 Maintenance
European Committee for Standardization (CEN)

17th Plenary Meeting
26 September 2007, University "La Sapienza", Rom

University
University "La Sapienza", Faculty of Engineering, Rome

CEN TC 319, Debriefing after the meeting.
CEN TC 319, Debriefing after the meeting.

New item: Healthcare service Maintenance and Responsibilities in the Management of Technology

The identification of responsibilities in a complex context such as the health sector requires both technical and juridical knowledge, with special reference to the evolution of norms and technology, which has developed considerably, moreover, in recent years.
Convention, 2007 May 24th, Italian Ministry of Infrastructures.

European Facility Management Conference 2007

26 and 27 June 2007,
ETH Zürich,
Switzerland.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.

Dr. Kjell A. Nordström, Institute of International Business, Stockholm School of Economics:<BR>
Dr. Kjell A. Nordström, Institute of International Business, Stockholm School of Economics:
"Create your temporary monopoly !"

Keys of success in business:
Best solutions are: "female - personnel - emotional - simple".
Freedom has four dimensions: "to know - to be - to go - to do".
Best products are: "female - personnel - emotional - simple".

Booth of the National Hosts<BR>
Booth of the National Hosts
"female - personnel - emotional - simple"!

Poster gallery

Students from all over Europe presented their study/research findings in the poster gallery. The five best posters were announced during the closing plenary session.

Poster presentation during the closing plenary session.
Poster presentation during the closing plenary session.

Poster presentation during the closing plenary session.
Poster presentation during the closing plenary session.

The winners from the University of Applied Sciences Waedenswil.
The winners from the University of Applied Sciences Waedenswil.

EuroMaint - Leonardo Da Vinci Project

2 June 2007
3rd meeting
Hilten Copenhagen Airport Hotel

Copenhagen Airport, view from the meeting place
Copenhagen Airport, view from the meeting place

This Leonardo Da Vinci Project started December 2006 and will last until autumn 2008.

Major aims of this project:
• Listing the required professional and general competences of engineers and managers involved in the maintenance process.
• International consensus on the list.
• A definition and procedure for a Personal Development Plan for developing the required competences.
• Gathering educational materials to learn the required competences
• Integration in the European Qualification-system.

Statement
There is an increased need to an international employment for Maintenance managers and engineers due to globalisation. In the frame of this project EuroMaint, the requirement of competencies for maintenance managers and engineers, including a procedure for a Personal Development Plan are discussed and focused on industrial needs.

The whole project is divided in 7 Work Packages:
1. Determination competences on National level
2. Determination competences on European level
3. Educational products to develop required competences
4. Curriculum leading to European qualification
5. Procedure for developing a Personal Competence Plan
6. European Qualification system including assessment methods
7. Business plan with financial agreements.

Mr. Palle Grøndahl, DDV; explaining results from Work Package 1
Mr. Palle Grøndahl, DDV; explaining results from Work Package 1

Work Packages 1 and 2
In step 1 and 2, a lot of discussions are focused on the image of Maintenance in the industrial world and the profile of Maintenance Management and the corresponding Manager.

Project partners EuroMaint:
Denmark, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the European Federation of National Maintenance Societies (EFNMS).

EFNMS-Meetings

25 and 26 Mai, 2007, Dublin

Preparing the meeting,<BR>
 Kari Komonen, SF
Preparing the meeting,
Kari Komonen, SF

Mr. Hans Klemme Wolff was elected as the new Chairman EFNMS.<BR>
 Congratulations!
Mr. Hans Klemme Wolff was elected as the new Chairman EFNMS.
Congratulations!

Meeting of the European Training Committee<BR>
 Mladen Jakovci, HR; Vaclav Legat, CZ and Tomás Hladik, CZ; behind Robert O'Connor, IE<BR>
 New item: e-learning
Meeting of the European Training Committee
Mladen Jakovci, HR; Vaclav Legat, CZ and Tomás Hladik, CZ; behind Robert O'Connor, IE
New item: e-learning

TPM Round Table with JIPM

10 May 2007, 15h00 to 19h00
Hotel Bellevue, Bern
Mr. Yoshitaka Murase,
Senior Counserlor of the Japanese Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM)

To install a tradition of progress for achieving 3 "zeros" through the following 3 steps:
- Identification of losses
- Increased visibility of losses
- Visual Management.

Mr. Yoshitaka Murase:
Mr. Yoshitaka Murase: "The balance of quality - Quality standards are a key for success !"

Focus on the 3 "zeros": Accidents - Defects - Failures.

Global expertise in Maintenance

2 and 3 May 2007, MAV - Budapest

Steam locomotive: v max. 168 km/h
Steam locomotive: v max. 168 km/h

Steam locomotive: Drive
Steam locomotive: Drive

CEN/TC 319 Maintenance
European Committee for Standardization (CEN)

16th Plenary Meeting
23 and 24 April 2007, Paris

Good News:
The Technical Report prCEN/TR 15628 - Maintenance – "Qualification of Maintenance personnel" was approved by the CEN/TC 319.

The Swedish delegation
The Swedish delegation

After the vote!
After the vote!

General Assembly MFS 2007

34th General Assembly 2007
19 April 2007, Stade de Suisse, Bern

The French Speaking Area of Switzerland was well represented.
The French Speaking Area of Switzerland was well represented.

Mrs. Beatrice Cantieni-Wolf, FM Schweiz, was optimizing the energy management of Switzerland!
Mrs. Beatrice Cantieni-Wolf, FM Schweiz, was optimizing the energy management of Switzerland!

Board of Directors, EFNMSvzw

30 March 2007, Antwerp

The art of tasting beer, a Must in Belgium !
The art of tasting beer, a Must in Belgium !

Maintenance in the Boardroom

Organised by BEMAS
29 March 2007, Antwerp

Spreaker: Marc Descheemaecker - Chief Executive Officer, NMBS:
"In the next years, a lot of excellent employees will retire.
We need young people - how to motivate them is our challenge !"

Herr Marc Descheemaecker, NMBS (on the right)
Herr Marc Descheemaecker, NMBS (on the right)

easyfairs Maintenance

28 and 29 March 2007, Antwerp EXPO

Antwerp EXPO
Antwerp EXPO

Interested visitors.
Interested visitors.

Everybody was happy!
Everybody was happy!

European Training Committee EFNMS

16 March 2007,
Institution of Electrical Engineers offices in Savoy Place, London

Discussion about an e-learning concept
Discussion about an e-learning concept

European Training Committee EFNMS, London, March 2007<BR>
 Experts from UK, Norway, Croatia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Norway, Denmark (from left to right).
European Training Committee EFNMS, London, March 2007
Experts from UK, Norway, Croatia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Norway, Denmark (from left to right).

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