Clustered Maintenance, therefore, provides structure and clarity to the maintenance organization. To implement Clustered Maintenance, we work with Waternet on:
- Checking and optimizing current maintenance concepts;
- Mapping the available capacity;
- Developing work processes (team meetings, checklists, formats, etc.);
- Making maintenance cluster-proof: implement adjustments such as the separation between plannable and non-plannable maintenance;
- Clustering maintenance concepts per location and per asset;
- Drawing up maintenance planning appropriate to Clustered Maintenance;
- Assisting Waternet’s organization in the execution of Clustered Maintenance; focus on getting and keeping the PDCA loop going.
In order to have Clustered Maintenance adopted internally, a lot of attention is paid to organizational change. Clustered Maintenance involves working in multidisciplinary teams that work flexibly across the locations. Knowledge is better facilitated through collaboration in teams with employees from maintenance, operations, production and projects. In addition, the team fulfills a flying keep function. Erwin de Witt, MaxGrip consultant and project leader: “At its core, the assets of drinking water and sewage installations do not differ much. It is therefore perfectly possible to deploy employees flexibly to locations and the different types of installations. It broadens and deepens the knowledge and skills of employees.” MaxGrip initiates collaboration between the departments and ensures that Clustered Maintenance is widely supported within the organization; not only in the technical department, production/ operations also play a role in Clustered Maintenance.