Maintenance Strategy & Organization & IT

No Maintenance Without Strategy, Organization and IT


Ensuring the demand-oriented availability of plants, machines and equipment has been and remains the core task of maintenance, which thus provides an essential contribution to the value creation at manufacturing companies. This can only succeed if a cost-optimized maintenance strategy is in place, implemented through efficiently designed processes and supported by user-friendly IT systems. For more than 25 years, FIR at RWTH Aachen University has been supporting companies in optimizing their maintenance strategy, organization and IT with its Competence Center Maintenance.

With the help of our FMEA Analyzer, a tool that combines classic FMEA with RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance), we determine the optimal mix of reactive, preventive and even predictive maintenance strategies for each individual plant. We show you, for example, where the use of condition monitoring systems can help you implement a cost-optimized maintenance strategy.

Your processes and the organization underpinning them form the backbone for implementing your cost-optimized maintenance strategy. With our IH Check, we evaluate and benchmark the maturity level of your entire maintenance organization. Together with you, we redesign your processes in order to avoid inefficiencies and thus increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your maintenance operations. This also includes the selection of a maintenance and control system that meets your requirements. With our 3-Phase Concept, you can use digital specifications and call for tenders to compare system providers at a glance, test them and select them to help you digitalize your optimized maintenance processes. We track your progress by implementing suitable key performance indicator systems that give you an overview of your performance at all times and serve as a starting point for further improvement projects.

We look forward to helping you optimize your maintenance organization!