Mar 30

US National Issues series – sponsored by AJAG

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As @AJAdvisoryGroup continues its sponsorship of the #AssetLeadershipNetwork National Issues series, reminder to register for the events at https://tinyurl.com/7sw9dn9c #USgovernment #AssetManagement #iso55000  e.g., great one the infrastructure report card recently released https://tinyurl.com/j46n9uu5      

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Feb 15

Overview of ISO 55000 Training

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This is overview of our ISO 55000 Training Introduction to ISO 55000 Training from Richard Uytdewilligen

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Feb 15

What Keeps Utility Companies up at Night

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The following is an overview of the issues that are currently facing the Utility sector in North America   What Keeps Utility People Awake at Night from Richard Uytdewilligen  

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Feb 28

“The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing in Our Nation’s Infrastructure Cannot Wait”

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Before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing in Our Nation’s Infrastructure Cannot Wait” review it here https://tinyurl.com/y5mxlk2r .     In Brief  Governors made investing in our nation’s infrastructure a top priority in 2019 and for the 116th Congress. Infrastructure is the foundation states are built upon. […]

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Jan 17

Capital planning through the lens of ISO 55000

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This paper is addresses capital planning that will be created by top management who understand organizational objectives and who want to implement a systematic approach to improved asset management. Case studies of organizations that have used advanced asset management systems are provided for context. Pertinent sections of ISO 55000/1/2 are addressed. First steps are suggested. […]

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Jan 17

San bruno case study – PG& E

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This case study is an overview of the actions taken by PG&E to transform its Gas Operations and begin rebuilding its reputation following the explosion of a gas transmission line in San Bruno, CA (near San Francisco). This incident is relevant because the actions taken and the lessons learned are applicable to all gas operations […]

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Nov 05

Impact of the GAO Report – GAO-19-57 Federal Real Property Asset Management

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The recent report by the GAO on  Federal Real Property Asset Management . In this post we discuss the implications of this report  for both Private and Public-Sector Organizations. Background :Senators Claire McCaskill and Tom Carper requested the U.S. Government Accountability Office to study the potential value of the ISO 55000 management system for asset […]

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Feb 02

How Can AJAG help with Inventory Management

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Data Standardization and Cleansing – Is your EAM/ERP/CMMS filled with duplication and materials that are no longer used? Review of the asset lifecycle process ensures that ghost assets (assets no longer in use or no longer on site but still on the books) are not costing you in unnecessary taxes, or causing shortages during critical maintenance.  Bill of Materials […]

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Jan 19

What is the best approach to stress the importance of having a proper maintenance plan ?

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Typical maintenance costs of world class maintenance organizations average 2% or less of plant replacement cost * (Reliability Magazine Article)  Every $100,000 saved in a maintenance department is equivalent to a $2,000,000 increase in sales, assuming net 5% margins.  The Criticality Assessment provides improved understanding of facility components critical to continued safe operation.  Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) development identifies likely failures and consequences of those failures.  Predictive Maintenance versus scheduled Preventive Maintenance  Understanding PdM Implementation Costs – Most […]

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Jan 11

Things to Consider when looking at Equipment Reliability

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Equipment Criticality Assessments – Are you performing maintenance on non-critical equipment while ignoring maintenance on equipment critical to safety, production or regulatory requirements?   Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) Support – Do you know what equipment is critical and what the true cost of its failure will be?   Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) Support – Do you know how to identify the […]

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