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South African Journal of Industrial Engineering

On-line version ISSN 2224-7890
Print version ISSN 1012-277X


VISSER, J.K.  and  BOTHA, T.A.. Evaluation of the importance of the 39 subjects defined by the global forum for maintenance and asset management. S. Afr. J. Ind. Eng. [online]. 2015, vol.26, n.1, pp.44-58. ISSN 2224-7890.

The Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) was formed in 2011 to bring together various experts, practitioners, academics, and other professionals who are active in the field of asset and maintenance management. The primary mission of GFMAM is to develop and promote knowledge, standards, and education for the maintenance and asset management professions. To fulfil this mission, GFMAM developed an 'Asset Management Landscape' document, which defines 39 subjects on asset management, grouped into six main subject areas. This paper reports on two surveys that were conducted to determine the importance of the 39 asset management subjects. Respondents were requested to rate the importance of each of the 39 subjects on a five-point scale. Results from the survey indicated that the five most important subjects are 'asset management strategy and objectives', 'asset management policy', 'strategic planning', 'asset management planning', and 'asset management leadership'.

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