Over the past few months Accenture has done an extensive review on the status and the trends in the Dutch maintenance market, of which you can find the end result in the 2014 NVDO Onderhoudskompas.
Combine this with Accenture’s view on new technologies and developments and delegates from leading companies in the Dutch maintenance market from the industries infrastructure, fleet, manufacturing, process, construction and Food, Beverage & Farma and you have a great basis for the 5th Accenture maintenance masterclass, which took place preceding the iMaintain conference ‘Profit through multidisciplinary collaboration’ on the 20th of March in the Rotterdam Kuip.
The maintenance sector has been a growing source of employment in the Netherlands (300.000 and growing) while the budget lacks behind (B€ 30 and declining). Maintenance budgets are under pressure and maintenance departments have to account for each euro spent of the on average 5% of the turnover, which is spend on maintenance in the mentioned industries.
Although the maintenance budget is under constraint, the resourcing in terms of people is a possible pain point as well. The technical knowledge within companies is under strain and finding the qualified people is getting even more difficult, especially on MBO and HBO level. Companies are increasingly willing to collaborate on this subject, with each other and with education institutes. It seems there is room for broad forms of collaboration.Read the full article