ABSTRACT

This chapter explores the important aspects of the post-maintenance era thoroughly to signify that it is indeed an important movement in the history of equipment. As revealed in the history of equipment management, the changing of the phases is typically initiated by environmental changes. The environmental changes impose changes on equipment management goals and objectives. As such, understanding the strategic changes is the foremost step in comprehending the post-maintenance era. Under the maintenance setup, the functional-level objectives of equipment management are solely reflected through the objectives of the maintenance department. Job-level objectives are associated with positions held by individuals in the organization. In the structural aspect, the most significant distinction between the maintenance era and the post-maintenance era is that the organizational structure for equipment management emphasizes the overall process rather than the individual functions. The platform ownership concept, as a key practice in transforming equipment management to the post-maintenance era, takes a step further than the universal tech concept.