Focus on the hard and soft elements during the implementation
Organisations consist of a technical business domain and a social domain. The technical business domain consists of ‘harder’ elements such as rules, processes, systems and structures. Organising this domain is usually done with a project-based approach.
The social domain consists of ‘softer’ elements. The most important elements are behaviour and culture. The social domain includes motivation, (personal) leadership, emotion and experience. Here there is a lot of attention to meaning so that people can experience the added value of the change in their own context.
A balance between the hard and soft elements is crucial. To reach this balance we define the goal as clearly as possible while innovatively involving the staff to get their buy-in.
The components of an asset management implementation
The classic components of asset management implementation are:
- Asset management maturity assessment. Identify the gaps in an asset management programme and benchmark an ideal maturity based on industry standards and company objectives.
- Asset management awareness training. Create meaning and ensure the importance of asset management is understood and valued by all.
- Organisational development. Focus on the ‘soft’ or human side of asset management. Develop effective asset management policies, a strategy and objectives.
- Complete risk management with underlying methods such as:
- Maintenance tactics based on FMEA and RCM.
- Maintenance optimisation. Review maintenance activities and asset care plans to ensure that they affordably deliver optimal performance while mitigating risks.
- Implement maintenance management including:
- Life Cycle Costing. Calculate the cost over the life of an asset.
- Life Cycle Management. Plan the asset’s optimal replacement time.