The management of assets can be a daunting task. Understanding what needs to be maintained, to what level / standard and how much should be spent achieving this goal is challenging. There are many components to asset management. When implemented appropriately, with an ongoing regime for continuous improvement, the outcome can be a cost-effective, customer focused system. This ensures that assets are available for use as they were intended and when you need them, within the confines of available budgets.
How can we Help?
Asset management must be considered from both a strategic and operational perspective and its link to local and / or contracted engineering services. Asset life cycle can be supported by processes such as asset management, reactive and preventative maintenance regimes and appropriate policy and procedures.
- Review and assessment of planned and reactive maintenance regimes to ensure that they are appropriate to the needs of the organisation.
- Set up and implement systems (electronic, using existing or new software or manual) to improve processes and accountability for asset management. This could include the management of physical assets, planned preventative and reactive maintenance regimes and how data integrity is maintained over time.
- Setup and implement policy and procedures applicable to engineering / maintenance teams. Provide educational, mentoring and supervisory support to maintenance staff to enhance their skills and knowledge.
- Assistance with the development and processing of engineering related contracts to ensure that the most appropriate contractor is appointed and that they understand the expected outcome from the contract. Contracts could be local or organisational “group” wide.