A conceptual framework for an agile asset performance management process

Ahmed Noaman Karar*, Ashraf Labib, Dylan Francis Jones

*Corresponding author for this work

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Purpose: Disturbances in terms of major crises such as pandemics, fluctuations in demand and oil price, energy consumption and supply chain can significantly impair the maintenance programs effectiveness and efficiency. Hence, there is an urgent need for an agile asset performance management (AAPM) framework. 

Design/methodology/approach: This paper's main objective is to design a comprehensive framework for an AAPM system that sustains the desired asset performance by reacting efficiently, quickly and intelligently to the changes in the operating context parameters and asset health conditions. Such a framework is adaptive to changes in scenarios and aims to systematise the decision support process, considering different objectives. 

Findings: The development of the proposed framework has led to identifying an innovative way of seamless integration between crucial reliability and asset management tools. Also, the methodology implementation is expected to promote the practical use of its reliability tools and enable asset stakeholders to break silo working for clear communication around asset performance. 

Originality/value: The implementation of the AAPM framework follows a new approach developed during this research and coined by the authors as the “8S approach”.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-716
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering
Issue number4
Early online date20 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2022


  • asset
  • availability
  • maintainability
  • maintenance
  • maintenance modelling
  • management
  • reliability


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