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Physical asset management is the management of fixed or non-current assets such as equipment and plant. Physical Asset Management presents a systematic approach to the management of these assets from concept to disposal. The general principles of physical asset management are discussed in a manner which makes them accessible to a wide audience, and covers all stages of the asset management process, including: initial business appraisal; identification of fixed asset needs; financial evaluation; logistic support analysis; life cycle costing; maintenance strategy; outsourcing; cost-benefit analysis; disposal; and renewal. Physical Asset Management addresses the needs of existing and potential asset managers, and provides an introduction to asset management for professionals in related disciplines, such as finance. The book provides both an introduction and a convenient reference work, covering all the main areas of physical asset management.
Proper management of physical assets remains as the single largest business improvement opportunity in the 21st Century. Based upon the U.S. Census Bureau, an 1979 maintenance study performed by MIT and recent reliability and maintenance studies, the size of the asset maintenance industry in the USA was $1.2 trillion in 2005, in which $750 billion was the direct cost of poor physical asset maintenance and management. Of the $12.5 trillion GDP for the USA, an additional 20% was lost due to poor or improper physical asset investment while over 60% of businesses rely upon maintaining equipment reactively. Dr. Penrose discusses the strategies that must be applied to your business to take advantage of this last frontier in business improvement. Determine where you stand by asking yourself this one question: The next time you get on that elevator or airplane, what if they are maintaining it the same way you maintain your facilities and production equipment; would you want to ride?
A holistic approach to managing physical assets has become a top priority for organizations both in the public and private sectors. For years to come considerable amount of funds is being committed to invest in physical assets and asset management practitioners are honing their skills to be part of the huge undertaking. But there is one key oversight: how will organizations cope with the implementation of a holistic physical asset management approach? In many organizations there exists a lack of collaboration and alignment to achieve organizational strategic goals. Why? Organizational silos, the very silos that must be major contributors for the successful implementation of the holistic physical asset management approach. Physical Asset Management -- An Organizational Challenge explores how the physical asset management philosophy fits within an organization, details the challenges it faces, and reviews the different functional areas dealing with physical assets. Existing gaps and overlaps are uncovered, exposing those that hinder collaboration and alignment. Written with asset management practitioners in mind, as well as everyone involved with physical assets, Physical Asset Management-An Organizational Challenge and its case studies will aid organizations to be better prepared when they embark on the journey of holistic physical asset management.
This definitive handbook provides a practical overview for executives, managers, and team members charged with gaining maximum productivity and effectiveness from systems and equipment in response to stated mission/business/operating imperatives. The book is a top-to-bottom review of the processes, practices, technology, implementation, and results attainable with Physical Asset Management. Physical Asset Management Handbook, Third Edition addresses financial requirements, including conservation of capital. It illustrates how generic processes and technology can be assembled to provide maximum results for a given mission, business, and set of operating conditions. ?Soft? issues?such as culture, organization, communication, ownership, compensation, and training?are addressed as integral elements that are vital to the success of Physical Asset Management.
During the eight years since the publication of Maintenance Excellence: Optimizing Equipment Life-Cycle Decisions the business environment has changed drastically. Globalization, consolidation, and changes in technology challenge asset management and maintenance professionals to be more efficient. Globalization and consolidation have been particularly instrumental in the changes in maintenance standards, approaches, and the use of technology to become more efficient and cost effective. Reflecting all this and more, the second edition has been renamed: Asset Management Excellence: Optimizing Equipment Life-Cycle Decisions. New in the Second Edition: Two new chapters on Maintenance Management Fundamentals Coverage of leadership issues, the implementation of new processes, and change management Discussion of the design stage and key factors for successful implementation Understanding the dynamic influences and optimization of spares management Updated case studies Introduction to new software packages that optimize a variety of maintenance and replacement decisions Although there have been patterns and trends that have emerged around the world in asset management, the root principles are the same—personnel with tools go out to address the needs of maintaining assets. However, many of the tools, technologies, and thought processes have evolved and matured to allow a rethinking of the deeper maintenance processes. For this edition, a new set of authors and contributors have revisited the content, updated information, and added new content based on the passage of time, changes in thinking, and the introduction and improvement in technologies.
Definitions, Concepts and Scope of Engineering Asset Management, the first volume in this new review series, seeks to minimise ambiguities in the subject matter. The ongoing effort to develop guidelines is shaping the future towards the creation of a body of knowledge for the management of engineered physical assets. Increasingly, industry practitioners are looking for strategies and tactics that can be applied to enhance the value-creating capacities of new and installed asset systems. The new knowledge-based economy paradigm provides imperatives to combine various disciplines, knowledge areas and skills for effective engineering asset management. This volume comprises selected papers from the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd World Congresses on Engineering Asset Management, which were convened under the auspices of ISEAM in collaboration with a number of organisations, including CIEAM Australia, Asset Management Council Australia, BINDT UK, and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China. Definitions, Concepts and Scope of Engineering Asset Management will be of interest to researchers in engineering, innovation and technology management, as well as to managers, planners and policy-makers in both industry and government.
Bringing together the insights, experience and advice of a panel of leading thinkers and practitioners, it gives readers multiple perspectives on the practicalities of adopting asset management principles and equips them with tools and frameworks they can use to create effective asset management strategies and cultures within their own organisations. Successful asset management demands an enterprise-wide, cross-functional approach. The contributions which make up this book each reflect on the origins, development and achievements of asset management, considering its implications for organisational structure and culture, leadership and competence. Contributors draw on data, case studies, examples and illustrations from a wide range of sources including the rail and utilities sectors, oil and gas, process and manufacturing industries, public sector estate management and procurement, climate change research and major civil engineering works. Each contributor has drawn on data, case studies, examples and illustrations from a wide range of sources including the rail and utilities sectors, oil and gas, process and manufacturing industries, public sector estate management and procurement, climate change research and major civil engineering works.

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