Asset Management Ecosystem – Driving Assets from Value

March 27 - 30, 2017, Las Vegas


Business Based Asset Management – A Strategic Approach

Phil Beelendorf, Maintenance Technology Senior Manager, Roquette America

What is business-based Asset Management? As a philosophy, how does it differ from proactive maintenance? Ask CEOs of organizations who adopt a business-based maintenance approach and they will tell you that the purpose of maintenance is to create customer satisfaction by maintaining asset health and availability at the lowest total cost of ownership. They will further explain that the maintenance program is designed to be part of an overall business strategy which collectively positions the organization as THE reliable supplier of choice, thus giving the organization a competitive advantage in its market.

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The Risks of Cutting Maintenance Costs

Howard Mavity, Fisher and Phillips LLP

In our competitive environment, every manufacturer struggles to do more with less and to find capital for “nonproduction” areas, such as maintenance, safety, training, housekeeping and human resources. If done in a short-sighted fashion, the employer learns through painful experience the sacred law of “unintended consequences.”

A recent magazine article detailed the harm to production and profits that resulted from gradually shifting almost all maintenance functions to production employees. You’re probably thinking, “I wouldn’t do that,” but many employers have eliminated certain housekeeping workers and relied upon production employees to clean up their area or machine.

Let me share some of my experiences where “nonproduction” functions were neglected:

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Professional development in asset management at AMPEAK17


Develop your skills, stay on top of the latest trends and realise the value from your assets at AMPEAK17, the Asset Management Council’s annual conference.

AMPEAK is one of the world’s leading asset management conferences, featuring presentations, workshops and interactive sessions from more than 60 speakers across all industries.

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Failure data merging and assessment require common viewpoints of equipment for meaningful data comparisons.

failuremetrics_0ISPM equipment taxonomy construction gives you industry standard equipment boundary envelopes that are defined by the system. Multi-Level Failure Reporting (MLFR®) is used to aggregate all failure events within any given equipment boundary to the parent equipment level. No more data mining required!

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Driving Values from Assets

March 27-30, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV


The goal of the Asset Management Ecosystem is to give insight and expertise around reimagining the asset management ecosystem. Starting from the analysis and strategy of designing a comprehensive asset management program to the tools and technologies to get you there. This 3-day event will cover many aspects of the journey from the initial planning to the final dismantle and clean-up of an asset and every step along the way. Learn from the practitioners that make this work at many of the world’s largest and most successful organizations.

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ISO55000: It’s all about the value

By Rhys Davies on 15 September 2016

rhys_davisSo what is this suite of standards all about? The key issue to bear in mind from the start is that organizations have been managing assets for a long time. In most organizations, there are enthusiastic and competent groups of engineers seeking to improve their assets and contribute to their business. However, for most of them, they are bombarded by initiatives for safety, the environment, cost reduction and a myriad of other important ideas. The trick to a successful organization is in bringing all of these well-intended initiatives together with excellent reliability engineering to deliver organizational value. And there lies the challenge for most organizations.

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ASUG Engage & SAP Live Business: Calgary

ASUG and SAP are proud to present the final installment of their fall 2016 event series across Canada, with a special focus on Oil & Gas.


If you missed Best Practices for Oil & Gas 2016 in Houston, TX, we have great news! Eventful Conferences, producers of the event, in collaboration with Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) and SAP Canada, are bringing top-rated content from this past September’s 6th annual conference above the border to the national energy community.

Designed for all industry segments (including upstream, midstream, and oilfield services), SAP Canada’s Energy Series Forum will offer a taste of the great content you missed at this year’s Best Practices for Oil & Gas event. By attending, you’ll gain insights

unique to the Canadian landscape, including tips on how to drive value from technology to streamline M&A integration, reduce costs, improve operational efficiencies, and strengthen your bottom line.

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Making Sense Of Plant Maintenance

Despite growing acceptance, SAP’s Plant Maintenance (PM) function remains  misunderstood and under-used. Here’s how to change that.







By Daniel Van Wyk, Quadro Solutions

SAP® R/3 (real-time data processing, 3-tier), or ECC (Enterprise Central Component), is an Enterprise Resource Planning tool that provides facilities an integrated solution for managing business operations and customer relations. The SAP PM (Plant Maintenance) module is a subset of SAP EAM (Enterprise Asset Management). SAP PM contains the key Maintenance Planning and Scheduling functionalities to support successful asset or equipment maintenance. The ultimate challenge for a maintenance department is how to optimize and integrate SAP PM/EAM system functionality for the planning and scheduling of repairs, inspections and STO (shutdown, turnaround, outage) activities that support effective asset management.

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