The Asset Journal, Volume 10, Issue 2
Now that a very successful AMPEAK 2016 is part of history, it is time to reflect on some of the messages you heard, things you learned and ideas you have generated to improve your Asset Management issues. Many topics reinforcing the AMBoK through practical experiences have been shared and are available to members on the Asset Management Council. A great thank you to the organising and technical teams that have arranged a record number of interesting and inspiring papers and presentations.
In this edition of 'The Asset', you will not only have cause to reflect on AMPEAK, but read about significant impact Asset Management has on Organisation, Productivity and the critical importance to align Industry and Academia. The contribution of APPEA points us to the strategic relevance of Asset Management in an increasingly constrained global market place. The examples from the local Oil and Gas Industry is easily projected onto other Industries that Australia depends on or wishes to develop.
I found it fascinating that there is such a revolution in Industry and Business through disruptive technology, yet there appears to be a lack of cooperation between Industry and Academia. Universities take a lot of trouble to research relevant topics and make sense out. Many University programs now focus on many aspects of an ever increasing complex world and look to Asset Management as an increasingly critical integrating concept. Perhaps you become inspired to team up with a University program to create practical value for your organisation. There is no doubt that all aspects of a business and its Assets will be impacted further by the rapid technology evolution, as demonstrated through the follow up article on the Maintainer of the future.
The Asset Management Council is very pleased to have completed through a huge effort by the AMBoK team the Asset Management Maturity assessment programme, in time for AMPEAK. The release of the programme is scheduled in the next few weeks. Please keep an eye out for this milestone announcement that will provide a unique way to self assess and compare Asset Management capability and maturity in your Organisation. The AMBoK team is to be congratulated on this significant and ground breaking achievement, also noted globally. We encourage you to keep looking at your local Chapter Events Calendar to take advantage of the interesting and thought leading presentations and events they organise for your benefit.
The editorial team hopes that you enjoy this edition of the Journal that provides many impulses to review the way your Assets are managed tomorrow. As always, please feel free to provide your feedback on any topic or article.
Editor in Chief