On June 15, the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) and the European Federation of National Maintenance Societies (EFNMSvzw) signed an agreement to develop and market a compilation of global maintenance and reliability indicators. The document will contain those SMRP metrics that have been harmonized to maintenance indicators in European Standard EN 15341, “Maintenance Key Performance Indicators.”
Harmonized indicators are those which are similar between the SMRP and EN 15431, and those for which any differences can be identified. The harmonized indicators provide a common platform for global organizations to benchmark their facilities across borders.
The harmonization effort has been underway by the SMRP Best Practices Committee and EFNMS Benchmarking Committee for the past three years, and resulted in publication of the first edition of the “Global Maintenance and Reliability Indicators” at Euromaintenance 2008. These indicators also are used in international benchmarking workshops sponsored by the EFNMS.
Two track sessions at SMRP’s annual conference in St. Louis, Oct. 19–23, will be offered on maintenance and reliability indicators. One will focus on the entire set of SMRP metrics; the other will focus on those metrics that have been harmonized to the European standard. Additionally, a full-day workshop will be offered on the final day of the conference on the application of the SMRP metrics. Inquiries can be directed to Al Poling, SMRP Technical Director, at (832) 295-3009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.