SUNConferences, Southern African Institute of Industrial Engineering 2013

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The Recommendation And Validation Of An Appropriate Physical Asset Management Policy For PRASA’s Metrorail Division
Karl Otto Rommelspacher, Cornelius Jacobus Fourie

Last modified: 2013-06-25


The problematic state of public transport by rail in South Africa is common knowledge. Improved management of the physical assets of Metrorail is required. Through the development of a generic policy statement, the existing Physical Asset Management (PAM) strategies and techniques can be improved. This study tested the generic policy statement by deriving a roadmap from the statement. The roadmap was successfully applied to the wheelset maintenance procedures of Metrorail through highlighting problem areas and identifying financially sound alternatives.

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