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Cincinnati MSDGC AM Performance System Delivers Results thru Efficiency, Reliability and Compliance

IMC-2017 Focused Forum - 46:17
by John Shinn and Eric Stevens, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati

This case study by the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati’s Wastewater Treatment Division (MSDGC) shows how MSDGC achieved significant Uptime Magazine 2013 and 2014 award winning results through implementing a performance system to manage physical assets efficiently within the operations and maintenance phase of the asset lifecycle. MSDGC’s asset performance system is based on an industry best practice asset management framework called the Uptime elements, shown in the figure below. The Uptime Elements framework provides a reference for best practice assessment, improvement planning and auditing. MSDGC continuously uses the Uptime framework to focus a dynamic leadership culture on improving and sustaining the business systems used to manage resources, asset reliability and lifecycle cost.

The framework includes asset management best-practices and systems, including condition based maintenance, PM Optimization (PMO), risk-based reliability centered maintenance, and advanced planning and scheduling. Continuous improvement of the management system is supported by a rolling 5-year master planning process that documents ongoing and future activities and budgets. Key performance indicators and sub-measures of performance link day to day operations to strategic objectives identified within the framework, shown in the figure below.