Amentum Commercial Operations & Maintenance Team Saves Caterpillar $100M

Amentum Commercial Operations & Maintenance Team Saves Caterpillar $100M

Jim Peck Caterpillar Amentum PartnerAmentum and its legacy companies began an enterprise-wide Integrated Facility Management (IFM) contract 16 years ago with Caterpillar. The results of this partnership have generated over $100M in documented and approved cost savings since the global IFM model was initiated; the initial labor savings and strategic consolidations generated $20 million of savings in the first two years alone.

The sustained programs and strategic management produced year-over-year savings of more than $6 million annually, increasing the initial savings targets 500 percent.

The continuous improvement methodology for savings included reducing general spend on maintenance services, as well as significant savings/world class excellence in project execution, vendor consolidation, decreased asset life-cycle costs, strategic capital planning.

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Some of the industry best-practices used by Amentum to sustain these savings included:
• Stratified technical workforce program
• A metric-driven work management process
• Diligent facility data collection and data analysis
• Reliability-centered maintenance and technology innovation
• Strong collaboration between the client and project investments
• Strategic ‘bottoms-up’ commercial cost management
• Vendor consolidation program

Amentum continues to service Caterpillar facilities and production maintenance in their critical facilities across the globe. Recognized as a tier-1 supplier by Caterpillar for 15 straight years, we are proud of the Amentum/Caterpillar partnership. Our team continues to deliver substantial savings, while maintaining excellent customer satisfaction and a world class safety culture.