Asset Management

An insight into Maintenance Work Management

July 12, 2021

Pragma Academy Subject Matter Expert Tim Beavon I have been working in the asset and maintenance management fields my entire professional life. It has always astounded me that organisations continually appear to feel frustrated at their organisation’s inability to get the maintenance planning office “right”. In this article, I will endeavour to convince you that, […]

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Massmart’s approach to digitising its facility and asset management practices secures them the prestigious 2021 SAFMA Award for Technology

April 22, 2021

Helgard Pienaar, Solutions Specialist Massmart’s shareholders and customers have good reason to celebrate yet another success with the facilities management team involved in achieving the 2021 SAFMA Award for Technology. The national retailer’s commitment to digitise their facility and asset management processes and workflow has reaped a 25% increase in workflow efficiency across their 400 […]

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Memorable training that results in improved workplace activities

March 29, 2021

The main focus of the Pragma Academy is to create courses and provide training that is memorable to our clients and value adding to their businesses. We work hard to ensure that learning is demonstrated through improved workplace activities and partner with our clients to measure this. Providing learning that is targeted and relevant results […]

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The foundation of sustainable infrastructure asset management: aligning the equipment and financial asset registers

March 23, 2021

Andre Jordaan, Partner Consultant Introduction Many organisations discover that they have two or more duplicate asset registers when they take a good look at their practices and systems. This conundrum of multiple asset registers also surfaces during new system implementation or asset or infrastructure management intervention. This is especially true for the public sector, where […]

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Is a Centralised Enterprise Asset Management system, a pie in the sky for organisations with multi-divisions?

November 24, 2020

The case for having a reliability centred maintenance approach has been proven time and time again. Yet, it is one of the most significant physical asset management challenges facing large, diversified organisations today. By sticking to best practices and getting the foundations of asset management in place, RCL Foods has managed to overcome this challenge. […]

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A structured approach to the development and implementation of an AM scorecard

October 12, 2020

Darryl Summers: Partner Consultant, Pragma Measuring and managing performance in an organisation is vital in driving an organisation towards success. Management requires fact-based decision making which relies on authentic performance measures. In medium to large organisations, which tend to span multiple customer sectors and countries, consistent evaluation of performance is often a challenge experienced by […]

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Pragma | 30 Years in the making

July 15, 2020

2020 might forever be known as the year in which Covid 19 struck, but life goes on despite this and many other challenges that businesses face. It is with this mindset, that we take a look back at an engineering firm that was born on the first of June 1990. “Politically South Africa was in […]

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Procurement

Effective procurement practices aligned to asset management can save you millions

February 14, 2020

Andre Jordaan: Partner Consultant, Pragma In a world where examples of inappropriate expenditure are widespread, it is easy to justify extensive procurement practices as a means of improving governance. However, it would be best if you deliberated whether such practices are meeting your intended objectives, and at what cost. In any company or organisation, procurement […]

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Financial Asset Management

Five facts every CFO should know about asset management

February 3, 2020

The link between a company’s long-term financial plan and its strategic plan are generally well understood. But what about the link to the long-term asset management plan – and does your organisation have one? Asset management and a company’s bottom line is intrinsically linked. Here’s what CFOs need to know about physical asset management in relation to a company’s financial health.

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