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Asset Management

Alidade MER provides assessments, master plans, training and implementation support for asset management using our proven Organizational Reliability Model©.

Contact us to discuss your objectives, and how we can help you achieve them.

Asset Management

Asset Management means getting the most value from the asset you have.  An excellent framework for achieving organizational objectives is the Standard for Asset Management (ISO 55000, series).  Asset management focuses on aligning the entire organization on organizational objectives and optimizing the balance between risk, cost and value.

Assets can be human, financial, real property, equipment, tools, data, intellectual property or other items that have potential or actual value.  Asset management begins when new assets are contemplated or planned.  Asset management continues during design, procurement, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance, improvement and disposal phases of an asset’s life.

Activities in an asset’s life prior to commissioning account for 25% of total life-cycle costs.  Operation, maintenance, repair and improvements account for 75% of life-cycle costs. Alidade MER specializes in operations, maintenance and reliability asset management.  Assessing asset management practices and developing master plans to align senior leaders and departments with asset management best-practices.

Behaviors, Habits and Culture Change

Many organizations launch large-scale projects to create culture change.  Some organizations actually achieve it.  Few are able to sustain it.

Culture is what most people do most of the time.  What people ‘do’ are behaviors.  To get right behaviors leaders must define and implement the right guidance.  When people consistently carry out the right guidance their behaviors become the right habits.  The right habits, carried out by a large enough number of people will create the right culture.

No sustained change in culture can occur without accountable leaders and well-defined guidance.

Maintenance & Reliability

Many business schools teach students that maintenance is an overhead cost.  That it is a liability.  That’s the wrong way to look at it.  An organization’s maintenance function enables production or services.  New or existing capital assets must be designed, constructed, installed, commissioned, operated and maintained in a way that optimizes the balance between risk, cost and value.  The maintenance function’s objective is to achieve the inherent availability and reliability of the available assets.

Maintenance organizations must have a well-defined and disciplined work order management process.  Without it, maintenance managers will not know where their resources are being allocated.  They will not get adequate efficiency or effectiveness.  With a best-practice work order management process efficiency and effectiveness increase, more preventive maintenance (PM), condition monitoring (CdM) and reliability improvement can be achieved.

Tangible benefits include:

  • Workforce labor effectiveness improves on the order of 18% to 30%.
  • Higher job satisfaction, lower turnover, lower absenteeism and fewer grievances.
    • Typical turnover cost is 25% of hourly wage employee annual compensation.
  • The number of tasks completed per person per day can improve by 50% or more.
  • Preventive Maintenance (PM) completion rates improve to near 100%.
  • Reactive work declines from 60% to less than 20%.
  • Improved labor efficiency resources can be reallocated:
    • Reinvested in more PMs, increasing condition monitoring or predictive maintenance,
    • Increased opportunities for training and skills development,
    • More reliability and proactive improvement projects.

Additional benefit:

  • Well-defined and disciplined performance of processes generate consistent data.
  • Consistent data enables Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), improved data analytics capability and better decisions.

Excellence in core management processes include identification, prioritization, planning and scheduling, executing the task and completing and closing out the task.  Contact us.

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Organizational Reliability Model©

Alidade MER has developed the Organizational Reliability Model©. The model is based on the simple concept that control and stability of day-to-day activities creates consistency. learn more