Tips On Asset Performance Management
Asset management is all about getting as much value as one can from the assets that the company owns.The term asset management refers to the ability to derive as much value as one can from the company assets. The main purpose is to decrease waste by making sure every resource is working at full capacity to meet their intended purpose. Case and point is carefully taking care of a machine so well such that it supersedes its expected lifetime or anticipating wear and tear effects in the production line and repairing them before they compromise production. The other integral part of asset management is learning about how various assets work and how they can be leveraged for optimal performance. It falls on asset managers the duty to investigate the expected performance of various resources and being able to detect machines that are faulty early enough for repairs to be done.
Asset management has grown over the years and is one of the areas that has been affected by the internet of things (IIOT). This has led asset managers to embrace various disruptive technologies and software that help in value extraction. Technologies like deep data mining, machine learning systems, energy monitoring and RFID tagging have simplified the jobs of asset managers the world over.
Even though there are so many technologies that are available for use some of the changes that need to be effected for the best results are just minor changes that have a huge impact.
Data remains a key pillar in asset management and actionable data is pivotal in the asset management process. One of the ways to be always getting actionable data is to set up systems that can get data at any time and convey it to any place. This can be done by setting up smart assets that can automatically collect data while they are in operation then transfer it to an analytics platform in the cloud that can process the data and extract valuable insights. Mobile devices can also be added to the process so that the floor manager has access to all this data at any time despite wherever he is. Such technology does not mean that the work life balance of employees will be infringed on.
Rather it just means that there is a responsible person that can action on the data and be able to contain, control or even avert a crises. This will eliminate the hustle that managers have to remain glued to their screens since there will be automated systems that have been setup to issue notifications and alerts in case something is not working the way it is intended to work.
This also allows more free time for your employees because it removes them from being in a 24/7 work cycle state by creating a system that can catch and avert any potential disasters early enough.