Live closing event July 30th, 2021 LINK

Dear guest,

Welcome to the closing event of the 10th WCM Summer School! On this page we outline the program and walk you through the main steps to undertake in order to participate online.

During the meeting we make use of two digital apps (more information on how to use the apps is provided below):
YouTube for the live stream and voting (Main event);
Gather.town for the information market (Virtual networking event before the Main event).

MAIN EVENT (12:30 – 15:15): LIVE STREAM VIA YOUTUBE

YOUTUBE LIVE STREAM LINK!
(Please reload page (F5) when the link is not available on FRIDAY at 12:15).

The main event starts at 12:30 and will be streamed live via YouTube. You can access the live stream via this link (the live stream starts at 12:15 sharp, fifteen minutes before the start of the main event):

The program of the main event is as follows:

12:30 – 12:35 Welcome by Jan Braaksma, Director WCM Summer School
12:35 – 12:45 Maintenance – WCM focusing on continuation – Henk Akkermans,  Director World Class Maintenance
12:45 – 13:00   Introduction WCM Summer School case – DAES case (Heijmans/Sweco/Municipalities Enschede en Almelo) by Jan Braaksma
13:00 – 14:30 4 Minutes (timed) pitches for 7 teams (online voting for the winner!) – followed by 5 minute discussion with online comments of the audience at home (digital by posting comments/questions in Wooclap) and short physical panel reflection
14:30 – 14:45  Break and electronic election (Wooclap) for the various teams
14.45 – 15:00  Short recap final presentation winning group followed by reflection Heijmans, Sweco, Municipalities Enschede and Almelo on overall case outcomes
15:00 – 15.15   Hand-over certificates participants WCM Summer School 2021
15:15    Online event closes

From 13:00 the participants of the Summer School will present their solutions to the DAES case they have been working on this week. After their presentations we invite YOU to vote for the best one. Which solution was the most insightful? The most feasible? The most creative? You can let us know by submitting your vote! In order to vote, please have your mobile phone ready.

NETWORKING EVENT (11:15 – 12:15): GATHER.TOWN INFORMATION MARKET (BEFORE MAIN EVENT)

Before the main event, you are cordially invited to a virtual networking event. If you’re thinking “Effective networking during the Covid pandemic? That’s impossible!”, well, you are about to be proven wrong! The Summer School has created a virtual environment that is just like the real thing: you walk around, pick a table and join the conversation. All virtually! You only need to bring your own drinks and “borrelnootjes”…

To achieve this, we use the Gather.town application. In Gather.town, you walk around with a ‘Mario’ like avatar over a terrass with tables. At every table other participants are having a conversation or presentation that you can join. Once you join, you will be sent automatically to a private video call with only those participants. You will need your webcam and microphone to communicate with the participants. When you want to leave the conversation / presentation, with the press of a button you can go back to the terace and walk to another table of your choice with your avatar. That’s it! See the video below for a demo of the application.

You can use Gather.town in your browser or download the desktop app after clicking the Gather.town link below. Again, please mind that you need a webcam and headset (just as in regular Teams/Zoom sessions) for communication with guests and participants.

The password for the Gather.town link is summerschool
(link and program can already be tested).

https://gather.town/invite?token=fSDpaV05

Upon entering the virtual terrass, you will be welcomed by one of two avatars, used by two of our Summer School colleagues, in order to greet you and show you the way.

See for demonstration of Gather:

We look forward to meet you!

Interview Bianca Coolen on 2021 case: The Summer School helps to take a wider view

This year’s WCM Summer School is dedicated to ‘Doorstroming als een Service’ (DaeS). Former Summer School participant Bianca Coolen from Heijmans Infra talks about the case and her experiences with the Summer School. “We are looking for technical-substantive advice and tips on working together between organisations with different interests,” she says.

Bianca Coolen – Heijmans

“DaeS is new, new, new; it is new in the way of cooperation, in the form of contract, in the contract period of twenty years, and also the techniques we want to apply are new. We are trying to apply techniques that will not get in the way of future developments. For example, we are laying a glass fibre network with more fibres than are currently required. Because who knows how much data we will be sending in twenty years’ time,” says Coolen.

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WCM Summer School 2021 – open for application! – case Heijmans / Sweco on Traffic flow as a service

Are you a technical Master/PhD student or young professional (within 10 years after graduation), with a special interest in Maintenance Management & Engineering, then apply to the tenth edition (before June 1st) of our tenth WCM Summer School 2021 (July 26th – July 30th, 2021) and challenge yourself in our exciting program. 

“Challenge yourself in our multi-disciplinary Summer School on Maintenance Management & Engineering. Satisfy intellectual curiosity, gain new professional skills in the area of Maintenance and extend your professional network by joining the WCM Summer School″ (prof. dr. H. Akkermans, and director World Class Maintenance)

Please click here for a short movie about the WCM Summer School (Dutch)

You will learn about the exciting world of maintenance with all its aspects through our workshops on state of the art maintenance tools and approaches. Knowledge gained will be applied immediately as your analytical skills and creativity will be tested to its limits when you are solving the problems presented in our real life case study.

CORONA NOTE:
As organizers we are very aware of the Corona measures currently in place in the Netherlands. We plan to organize the WCM Summer School as much as possible as we did last year (within COVID-19 regulations) in a physical form. This means that we will either organize the WCM Summer School in physical form or we will cancel or postpone the Summer School to next year.

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WCM Summer School 2020: ‘Continuity in maintenance innovation’

18 August 2020

Performance Based Contracting Royal Netherlands Army and Scania

Link naar Nederlandse versie van artikel

The ninth edition of the WCM Summer School also took place this year at the military base in Stroe. Because of COVID-19, it remained exciting for a long time whether and how the Summer School would take place. Summer School-director Jan Braaksma: “Foreign students could not travel to us this year and the turnout of the earlier large numbers of students would not go with all the corona measures. The choice fell on a hybrid study week, partly live and partly online.

Henk Akkermans, WCM Director and Professor Tilburg University: “The world around us is in transition. The continuation of the Summer School is a great opportunity to meet all societal challenges and to continue to work on maintenance innovation”. 

During the study week from 10 to 14 August, 30 students were presented with the latest maintenance-related theory in seven workshops. Theory that they could directly apply to a practical case of the Ministry of Defence and Scania.

Colonel Mark Bours, Head of the Materiel Department of the Royal Netherlands Army: “Defence will use the results to test and further improve the current plan of approach”.

SynergY

The WCM Summer School is intended for young professionals with a maximum of ten years of work experience and for wo-students in the last part of their studies. It is a partnership of seven Dutch universities, the Ministry of Defence and WCM.

Colonel Mark Bours: “The WCM Summer School is like a three-stage rocket: it’s all about our partnership with World Class Maintenance, secondly it’s about getting ideas for the implementation of the Defence/Scania case plan and finally it’s about the mutual cooperation of Defence with the professors of the universities. We know how to find each other well, also next to this study week. This synergy is extremely valuable”.

CASE study

This year’s case for this year’s WCM Summer School revolves around Defence’s transport systems and focuses in particular on the maintenance of Scania’s new trucks. The contract form and the available technology offer interesting opportunities and challenges towards smart maintenance. The main Defence question the student teams will have to answer this week is: “How can Defence, together with the stakeholders, use the available maintenance innovations to improve the maintenance performance of the transport systems?”

WCM Summer School 2020 – open for application! – case Royal Netherlands Army

Are you a technical Master/PhD student or young professional (within 10 years after graduation), with a special interest in Maintenance Management & Engineering, then apply to the nineth edition (before June 1st) of our WCM Summer School 2020 (August 10th – August 14th, 2020) and challenge yourself in our exciting program. 

“Challenge yourself in our multi-disciplinary Summer School on Maintenance Management & Engineering. Satisfy intellectual curiosity, gain new professional skills in the area of Maintenance and extend your professional network by joining the WCM Summer School″ (prof. dr. H. Akkermans, and director World Class Maintenance)

Please click here for a short movie about the WCM Summer School (Dutch)

You will learn about the exciting world of maintenance with all its aspects through our workshops on state of the art maintenance tools and approaches. Knowledge gained will be applied immediately as your analytical skills and creativity will be tested to its limits when you are solving the problems presented in our real life case study.

CORONA NOTE:
As organizers we are very aware of the special Corona measures currently in place in the Netherlands. Hopefully in August the Summer School can still take place in a physical form in Stroe. See also our most recent Corona update.

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WCM Summer School 2019: ‘They are all comprehensive solutions’

The eighth edition of the WCM Summer School took place at the military base in Stroe this year. During this week, 52 students were introduced to the latest in maintenance-related theory by means of seven workshops. Rijkswaterstaat provided them with a practical case study to which they could immediately apply this theory. “We look forward to working with the proposed solutions”, RWS-director Nienke Bagchus says on the closing day.

WCM Summer School is intended for young professionals with a maximum of ten years work experience, as well as university and technical university students in the final legs of their programs. World Class Maintenance (WCM) uses its own network to recruit participants. Potential participants submit a resume and a letter of intent, which will be evaluated by a selection committee.

Zie voor de Nederlandse vertaling: https://www.worldclassmaintenance.com/verslag-wcm-summer-school-2019/

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