An optimal maintenance strategy must be aligned with a company’s strategic business objectives. Cratos’ best in class four step approach analyzes an asset’s term-maintenance contract and identifies misalignments between the intended business strategy and the current maintenance program. Optimization cannot occur until the maintenance program and its underlying term-maintenance contract are properly aligned with the assets strategic business objectives.
Cratos’ process begins by interviewing key stakeholders in your organization and, then, outlining the strategic business objectives for a given asset. Our unique blend of business and technical expertise provides your working team an effective moderator approach to define the optimal maintenance program that delivers on this strategy. Alignment is a critical requirement. A company’s strategic business objective too often get lost in translation as the strategy cascades down an organization.
Begins by recognizing and grasping your current situation. This involves reviewing the maintenance contract(s) and baseline of unit condition, inventory on the shelf and in operation, outage and repair reports, TILs, upgrades, and configuration. Through this analysis, a baseline is created.
Applying Cratos’ contract analysis process, we methodically identify gaps between business strategy and maintenance. This eliminates inefficient or ineffective structures. Through this detailed FMEA approach, we apply our process to identify gaps where value can be extracted. Value is clearly identified in categories of reduced technical or commercial risk, stranded inventory or inventory gaps, misalignment between contract costs and operating revenue, market vs. contract price, contractor compliance, and a multitude of other areas.
The final step is a detailed review of the diagnosis and recommendations. We work with your technical and legal/risk team to focus and target efforts to address agreed upon key items, extracting the hidden value and improving the owner’s return on investment. Cratos’ proprietary approach provides the roadmap to achieve true optimization…. Alignment between the maintenance program and your asset business strategy.