AMICO / VALID+


AMICO stands for Asset Management Information & COmmunication. It is a simple desktop application, developed to create Life Cycle Management (LCM) models. These models give an Asset Manager a detailed insight into the goals that need to be acomplished and allowing him to respond to unexpected situations.

AMICO Services role is not to sell AMICO as a software product but to guide an Asset Manager and/or consultant in creating workable LCM models. Since any model is only as good as the designer that made it!

The illustration below shows how AMICO has a central role in Asset Management in the shape of Performance Based Logistics.

 

Using the now created LCM model several performace indicators (Reliability, Availability, Capability and Cost) are calculated from installation level towards higher functions and finally end up at system level. These models reflect the way in which installation performace impacts the overal operation of the system.

The models and their underlying principles are developed using the 'from global view to detailed view' and the 'KISS' principles. THe idea behind this is that it is more important to implement Asset Management sooner and afterwards gain a complete insight in it's workings.

The LCM Model consists of a function diagram, several different installation diagrams and activity diagrams. The LCM Model quickly shows you Asset Management related bottlenecks, which actors are involved and which operational functions it impacts. To effectively work with LCM Models several baselines for operation must be established. These are then used in reports like annual maintenanceplans and remaining Lifecycle costs. The LCM model periodically reads actual system data so the actual cost/performance of a given asset or system can be compared with it's baseline(s). These comparisons provide the basic information needed to create Performance Killers / Cost Drivers reports.

Creating and working with LCM Models requires a focus on materiel processes and an increasingly businesslike implementation of the logistic processes chain whereby agreements have to be made between actors about expected supplies and services to keep assets up and running.

The illustration below shows each individual type of diagram in an LCM model. 



For more information about this System Modeling Application we refer to the AMC Base Book “Cost Effective Management Control of Capital Assets” by J. Stavenuiter, ISBN 90-9015938-X.
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