Archive: May 2013

UK National Grid Syclo Implementation

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This video is examines the UK National Grid Implementation of SAP Syclo to send work out to field personnel.  Outlines measurable productivity gains and staff reactions post implementation.

Speaker– Peter Massey, Director, UK Business Change, National Grid Author: SAP Syclo Video length: 2 min 28 sec

Heritage Victoria asset management principles model strategy

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Cultural Heritage Asset Management Strategy Model

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Heritage Victorian Government policy note

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This document outlines the asset management strategy model to assist agencies to manage their heritage assets.  It should be viewed in conjunction with the Heritage Asset Management Policy.  To ensure you can view the latest policy go to www.dpcd.vic.gov.au.

 

Date Whitepaper written  Dec 2009 Author: Heritage Victoria

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  • http://www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/36985/Government_Cultural_Heritage_Asset_Management_Principles_model_strategy.pdf
  • http://www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/36983/Govt_Asset_Management_Principle_V3.pdf

The Good, the bad and the ugly – A case study in selecting a maintenance work management system, The Australian National University

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The Good, the bad and the ugly – A case study in selecting a maintenance work management system, The Australian National University

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An objective whitepaper on the Australian National University’s implementation of IBM Maximo and an ERP system.  This article provides good details on the implementation process and the organisational considerations such as the importance of change management.  Although the case study centres around an earlier version of IBM Maximo and other systems such as Peoplesoft, it is an instructive case study with valuable insights for anyone embarking on enterprise level system implementation.

Author: Bart Meehan, Executive Officer, Fran Colbey, Business Solutions Coordinator and  Bruce Bailey, MMS Manager and Maintenance Planner, Facilities and Services, The Australian National University

DTE Energy unlocks synergy and gains flexibility with common integrated business processes.

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DTE Energy unlocks synergy and gains flexibility with common integrated business processes.

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Case study about DTE Energy’s implementation of IBM Maximo Asset Management system  and integration with SAP and other systems.  This article highlights the efficiencies achieved and demonstrates how flexibility and integration enable even the most complex companies to think, act and optimise as a single company. Despite diversity, size and the number of business units, DTE Energy achieved a unified enterprise and forecasted a $75 million saving in operating costs.

Date Article was written – 2008 Author: IBM

Predictive Maintenance for Manufacturing. How to improve productivity, minimize downtime and reduce cost

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Predictive Maintenance for Manufacturing. How to improve productivity, minimize downtime and reduce cost

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Unscheduled downtime due to equipment failure can have a serious impact on your organisation’s bottom line. Download this white paper from IBM, and learn the benefits of predictive maintenance and the underlying technologies and analytics that make it possible. Analytics can identify when equipment is likely to fail or need maintenance so you can take action to maximize uptime and reduce future warranty claims costs.  Also discussed are optimising allocated labour resources and spare part inventories, helping eliminate undue maintenance, preventing downtime and reducing inventory costs; and determining  why certain production runs fail and identifying the cause and possible actions.

Date Article was written – 2011 Author: IBM

 

Mobile Adoptions Report – Electric Utilities

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Mobile Adoptions Report – Electric Utilities

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This report briefly reviews the state of mobile adoptions among electric utilities and outlines several high pay-off mobilisation areas for managers to consider.  Although a Utilities case study it is instructive for all asset intensive industries and includes best practice criteria for selecting mobile solutions.

Author: Syclo

 

Transforming asset intensive industries with mobility

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Transforming asset intensive industries with mobility

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Successful asset-intensive organisations will look at mobile solutions as an integral component of their asset management strategy . Mobile technologies have the potential, when applied wisely, to streamline the organization’s processes and improve the company’s bottom line. This whitepaper examines how to use mobility as a tool to virtualize, accelerate, and most importantly transform your business.  Providing employees access to and visibility into data, processes, and interactions anywhere and anytime can increase employee performance and productivity and improve both tactical and strategic decision-making processes.

Date Article was written – 2012 Author: Technology Evaluation Centres, sponsored by SAP

Understanding the History, Foundations and Benefits of Asset Management

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Understanding the History, Foundations and Benefits of Asset Management

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This comprehensive whitepaper explores the new asset management paradigm and the changing scape of strategic asset management, with a focus on the draft ISO international standard for 55000 for Asset Management.  This is a great article about the different organisational stakeholder’s perceptions of the role of asset management and asset management systems and the integration of asset management into business strategy and organisational objectives.

 

Date Article was written:  March 2013

Author: Prepared by Steven L. Newman, Real Estate Institute, Baruch College, CUNY  and  by Thomas W. Smith, Program Director, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison