Ensuring data readiness for Infrabel Asset Management

Since 2012, Kapernikov has been ensuring the readiness of all master data used in Infrabel’s SAP EAM system. This has allowed the company to manage the maintenance of its installations more efficiently.

Challenge

Every day, more than 12.000 Infrabel employees make sure that the Belgian railway equipment – catenaries, switches, signals, crossings, etc. – is in optimal condition. To run the maintenance of its installations more efficiently, Infrabel has been rolling out an SAP EAM system across the entire technical workforce. Since 2012, Kapernikov has been ensuring the readiness of all master data used in the SAP EAM system.

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Role

In a first phase, Kapernikov focused on the data describing all signaling installations. We performed a data quality assessment and coordinated a data cleaning program. Considering the regional differences in the data management processes, we deduced a best-practice process. We also specified and implemented an interface to load master data from the technical inventory into SAP.

Results

Our data cleaning program has not only improved data quality, but made the maintenance team more aware that reliable master data is an indispensable tool for planning and organizing the everyday work. Infrabels KPIs have shown that the data quality improvements Kapernikov has achieved since 2012 are sustained through the data management process that has been implemented.

Applied solutions

CMMS / EAM
Asset data collection
Data integration projects

Technologies

SAS
Python