Tips On Asset Performance Management
Asset management refers to the art and science of deriving as much value as possible from various things in the company. The main purpose is to decrease waste by making sure every resource is working at full capacity to meet their intended purpose. This can be indicated in various ways such as managing a machine so well so much that it exceeds its expected life time to anticipating mechanical degradation and promptly repairing them before they affect the production process. 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 in the midst of various complex technologies some of the changes that need to be effected for optimal asset management are quite simple and inexpensive.
Data remains a key pillar in asset management and actionable data is pivotal in the asset management process. One of the ways to be able to get good data is to create systems that prioritize data access at anytime and anyplace. 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. This data can be relayed to the floor manager through a mobile device so that he is aware of what is going on no matter where he is. This technology does not mean that the work life balance will be blurred.
Rather this balance will be maintained since a responsible person will always have access to the data so that they can be able to contain, control or even avoid a potential crises. This will also remove the need for managers to remain glued to their screen since there will be systems set up to alert and notify the manager in case anything is going wrong and even generate reports.
This creates more free time for your employees because it eliminates the mentality that they are always on call in case something goes wrong because there is a system that can detect and even avert some disasters.