About Dr. Andrew Jardine
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Dr. Andrew K.S. Jardine
Ph.D, C.Eng., M.I.Mech.E., M.I.E.E., P.Eng. has been actively involved — for
over 25 years — with teaching, research and the application of scientific
techniques to real-world decisions in equipment maintenance, replacement
Andrew K.S. Jardine is a Professor and Director of the
Centre for Maintenance Optimization and Reliability
Engineering (C-MORE) at the University of Toronto,
Canada where the EXAKT software for CBM optimization
and the SMS software for the optimization for emergency
spares have been developed. C-MORE is funded by
the following 12 organizations. From Canada: ABB,
ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Barrick Gold, Enmax Power
Corporation, Hydro One Networks, CVRD Inco, Irving Pulp
and Paper, Manitoba Hydro, Teck Cominco, Trans Canada;
and, internationally: the Ministry of Defence (U.K.) and
XEROX (USA) along with support from NSERC and OCE.
His Ph.D was awarded at the University of Birmingham,
United Kingdom. Throughout his career, he has served as Head of the Department
of Engineering Management at the Royal Military College of Canada; Chair
of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto;
and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Information Systems at Hong Kong
Polytechnic University in Hong Kong.
Dr. Jardine is a part-time advisory consultant with IBM
Global Business Services. He studied at
the Royal College of Science and Technology, Scotland
and obtained his undergraduate and master’s degrees in
Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde,
Scotland. He was awarded his PhD in Engineering
Production by the University of Birmingham, England.
Dr. Jardine is the author of the economic life software AGE/CON and PERDEC that is licensed to organizations
including transportation, mining, electrical utilities, and
process industries and is author of the OREST software
used for optimizing component preventive replacement
decisions and forecasting demand for spare parts. His software is licensed to organizations such as Canada Post, British
Airways, the Hong Kong Mass Transit Authority, and the Israeli Electric Authority.
For over 25 years, Dr. Jardine has
been committed to the ongoing process of research, teaching and consultation regarding
advances in maintenance decision-making, with an aim to combining academic theory
with the real world of decisions made in the maintenance field. He is the author
of several publications, including the book Maintenance, Replacement
and Reliability, first published in 1973 and now in its
He is the co-editor with J.D. Campbell of
the 2001 published book Maintenance Excellence:
Optimizing Equipment Life Cycle Decisions. His new book Maintenance, Replacement & Reliability: Theory and
Applications, co-authored with Dr. A.H.C. Tsang, was
published by CRC Press, 2006.
Dr. Jardine was the 1993 Eminent Speaker to the
Maintenance Engineering Society of Australia. In 1998
he was the first recipient of the Sergio Guy Memorial
Award from the Plant Engineering and Maintenance
Association of Canada in recognition of his outstanding
contribution to the Maintenance profession.
In April, 2008 Dr. Jardine received the award for The
Best Paper, presented in the category of Academic
Developments, and sponsored by the Salvetti
Foundation, at the bi-annual conference of the
European Federation of National Maintenance
Societies, in Brussels. The title of his paper was Optimizing Condition Based Maintenance Decisions.
Dr. Jardine is listed
in Who’s Who in Canada.