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The New Vanguard – Equipping the NextGen for Maintenance Management in the Digital Epoch of Industry 5.0

In the unfolding narrative of the industrial eras, none have been as transformative as Industry 5.0. We stand at an intersection where the machinery of the past interlaces with the digital innovations of the future, and nowhere is this metamorphosis more evident than in Maintenance Management. The flux and flow of this realm, intensified by the ISO55000 framework, beckon a new breed of professionals—ones equipped with both traditional wisdom and digital dexterity. This chapter embarks on an exploration of the educational odyssey for the next generation of maintenance managers and professionals, emphasizing the heightened need for a refined curriculum in light of the digital revolution and the intricate ballet of modern technical systems.

Maintenance Management, once grounded in tangible actions, predictable wear and tear, and routine checks, is now catapulted into a digital sphere where foresight, analytics, and real-time responsiveness hold sway. The increasing sophistication and complexity of technical systems demand a depth of understanding that goes beyond wrenches and gauges—it calls for the mastery of bytes and algorithms. As the ISO55000 framework enshrines, to implement, execute, and optimize Maintenance Management in this era, professionals must wear multiple hats, transitioning seamlessly between the physical and digital realms.

In this chapter, the author delves into:

  • The seismic shift in Maintenance Management’s educational landscape, shaped indelibly by Industry 5.0.
  • The indispensable role of the ISO55000 framework in guiding and grounding this new pedagogical approach.
  • The symbiosis of technology and education: how digitalization enriches the modern maintenance manager’s toolkit.
  • Case studies that elucidate the challenges and triumphs in bridging traditional practices with contemporary solutions.

Digitalization isn’t merely an adjunct to modern Maintenance Management—it is an integral component, reshaping its contours and redefining its horizons. As we navigate through the insights of this chapter, it becomes evident that the future belongs to those who can harmonize the echoes of the past with the melodies of the present. It’s an invitation to the next generation of professionals to step into the limelight, armed with knowledge, insight, and a drive to shape the Maintenance Management realm into one of efficiency, innovation, and unparalleled excellence.

Content The Learning Maintenance Management Journey