November 14, 2018, 4:15 pm

ISO 55000

Asset Management Strategy vs Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) – Has ISO got it wrong?

Written by Sandy Dunn.   

In dealings with our clients, I often find that there is considerable confusion regarding what should be contained in a Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP). We have seen SAMPs that are upwards of 200 pages long – a mighty tome that is destined to rapidly become “shelfware” and of little value to anybody. This confusion is exacerbated by the lack of clarity in guidance that is provided in ISO 55000, ISO 55001 and ISO 55002. In our view, it appears that ISO itself (or at least TC251 – the technical committee that put together ISO 55001) is confused regarding its definition of the SAMP. More specifically, they have confused two separate documents – an Asset Management Strategy, and the Strategic Asset Management Plan. We hope that this will be clarified in the next version of ISO 55001, but in the meantime, I outline the reasoning for why improvements are needed below.

First, let’s make sure we are all on the same page when it comes to terminology.

 

Linking Asset Management & Quality – ISO 55000 & ISO 9000 Synergies

Written by Scott Yates.   

There is growing acceptance that the organisational benefits of formal asset management and quality management systems are real and significant, but there are also many concerns about the very real and significant cost associated with establishing and maintaining such systems. This is particularly true where the demanding requirements of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) are being followed, such as ISO 9001 for Quality Management Systems and ISO 55001 for Asset Management Systems. Fortunately, ISO is aware of this and is actively working to reduce the compliance burden associated with its management system standards. With the recent release of ISO 9001:2015, we undertook a review to understand the synergies that exist between this and ISO 55001:2014 and how they might be exploited to reduce costs and increase benefits associated with compliant systems.

 

Certification Against ISO 55000 - Implementing ISO 55000

Written by Scott Yates.   

Congratulations! You have reached the last article in our series on implementing ISO 55000. In this article, we want to discuss how to get your asset management system certified, including various certification schemes and certifying bodies. This will be critical information if your organisation is seeking certification, but will likely be of interest to those seeking to align or comply with ISO 55000 as well. This is because these organisations will still usually require gap assessments and audits to guide their implementation efforts and choosing a reliable independent provider is key to obtaining value from these activities.

 

Using ISO 55000 and Integrated Information Systems to Drive Organisational Alignment

Written by Sandy Dunn.   

One of the central tenets underpinning ISO 55000, the international standard for Asset Management, is that organisations perform better when there the goals and activities of all that work within that organisation are aligned.  The better the connections between individuals and departments and overall organisational goals, then the better organisational performance will be. 

Organisational alignment takes two forms – vertical alignment (a clear understanding of how what each individual does contributes to the achievement of the organisation’s overall goals), and horizontal alignment (ensuring that different functional areas collaborate towards the achievement of common goals).  This article discusses each of these in turn.

 

 

Roadmap to ISO 55001 Compliance - Implementing ISO 55000

Written by Scott Yates & Jakob Verhoef.   

Once you have a clear mandate to progress towards alignment or compliance with ISO 55001, we recommend that you follow the steps in this article in order to gain that alignment.

This is the twelfth in a series of 13 articles on Implementing ISO 55000.

 

Asset Management Data and Decision Making – Implementing ISO 55000

Written by Sandy Dunn.   

WKID PyramidA vital element of effective Asset Management is decision-making that is evidence-based and data-driven. In addition, sufficient, accurate data and documentation must be collected in order to:

  • Meet legal and statutory requirements, and
  • Permit effective communication with stakeholders

In this article, the 11th in our series on Implementing ISO 55000, we will discuss these elements in the context of ISO 55001.

 

Asset Management Culture – Implementing ISO 55000

Written by Sandy Dunn.   

Organisational cultureWhile it is tempting to focus on processes and systems as being at the core of good Asset Management, success is only achieved by ensuring that the right behaviours and attitudes are in place in an organisation.  This article, the tenth article in our ISO 55000 Asset Management series, discusses the behaviours that are essential for good asset management, and the elements that drive these behaviours.

 

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