asset management

  • 2018 Excellence Awards Winners

    hoorayBeautiful Glen Albyn Estate set the scene for our much anticipated AMCouncil Excellence Awards on Tuesday 17th April during the Gala Dinner at AMPEAK.

    Congratulations to the following winners:

  • 2019 looking good for Brisbane Chapter

    qldamcThe Brisbane Chapter held a planning session on the 25th October to identify the topics for the technical sessions that will be held in 2019. This session was a lively interactive session with 15 participants. They took a fresh look at the technical sessions, with a view as to what was wanted from the sessions, what specific subjects rewash were of interest and what site visits might appeal to the members.

  • A hello from the SMRP Conference in Orlando

    DDaines and JHardwickPictured are our AMCouncil National Chair, Dave Daines, and current chair of World Partners in Asset Management (WPiAM), John Hardwick, representing AMCouncil in the Global Forum of Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) & WPiAM at the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) Conference in Orlando, Florida. All going well so far and we can't wait to hear all about it upon their return.

  • Adelaide goes on an Asset Management Voyage

    adelaide 3The Adelaide chapter recently got together to hear from Johan Aaserud, Asset Manager (Life Cycle Engineer) of the Collins Class Program, ASC where the audience was taken on a detailed voyage of his journey across the seas of Asset Management among the waves and peaks of practise, training and certification. Second up, was Neda Gorijan Jolfaie, a PhD Candidate at the University of Adelaide to speak on his project around an optimal asset life cycle decision support model.

  • Adelaide learns from ASC's ISO55001 Certification

    Adelaide 28 June Pic 2Great to see an enthusiastic audience at last night's Adelaide's networking and technical meet. First up was Andrei Ezergailis, ASC Pty Ltd's CCSM LifCycle Manager, who flew in from Perth to go over ASC's journey to ISO55001's certification and the lessons learned from it.

  • AMC and ASC announce Strategic Partnership

    strategic partnershipThe Asset Management Council is absolutely thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with ASC, a leader in asset management in the defence sector. Close collaboration between the AMCouncil and ASC over the next twelve months will significantly contribute to the AMCouncil's body of knowledge and in turn enable ASC to take advantage of cross-sector opportunities available in order to continue upwards on their asset management maturity journey. We welcome ASC to the AMC Community and are excited for what the future will bring as a result of this key collaboration.

  • AMC welcomes Chinese Delegation

    Chinese Delegation 5The AMCouncil Melbourne Chapter welcomed a delegation from China as part of their visit to Melbourne on Thursday afternoon, 20th September, who were interested in learning more about the Australian government and the Asset Management systems that are used within the three different levels of government.

    We have much to learn from the Chinese with regard to Asset Management. Thank you to Nick Phillips for presenting on the Victorian AMAF framework. We hope our ISO TC251 delegates can continue this relationship when they visit China in May next year.

  • AMC welcomes Indonesian Delegation

    Indonesian Delegation OneThe AMCouncil Melbourne Chapter welcomed a delegation from Jakarta Province in Indonesia as part of their visit to Melbourne on Friday afternoon, 3rd August, who were seeking information sharing in asset management.

  • AMCouncil Members Advising Internationally

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    AMCouncil Liaison Commissioner, Peter Kohler, has contributed to an ISO55000 White Paper “Asset Management in High Performance Organisations” designed primarily for a US Audience. The paper provides a brief history of the evolution of ISO55000 Management Standard, benefits of using ISO55000 and who is using the standard around the world. To download an overview of the paper published by the Asset Leadership Network, please visit here.

  • AOG 2018 - Australian Oil & Gas Conference: Opportunity for Asset Management Council members

    aogAOG 2018 will be held 14-16 March 2018 in Perth, WA. The AMC’s WA Chapter has once again partnered with the organisers (Diversified Communications Australia) to organise a session at the AOG’s Knowledge Forum on the topic of “Asset Management – Improving Asset Performance”.

    AMC members have the opportunity to benefit from this in two ways:

  • Asset Management Capability and the Value of Asset Management

    AMC Perth Nov a1The WA Chapter finished the technical sessions year with a fantastic evening attracting interest from 65 asset management practitioners with which the session exceeded all expectations - standing room only! A great show of interest and support for Asset Management in the West.

    After a brief introduction, Sandy Dunn shared the difference between Asset Management capability, compliance and maturity. Next was Ernst Krauss sharing his research on understanding the value of asset management. Keen inerest and discussions continued into the following networking opportunity, where most people stayed to catch up with old acquaintances and to make some new ones. Please enjoy some snaps taken at the event below.

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  • Auburn Maintenance Centre Site Tour

    Auburn Maintenance CentreOn Thursday August 17, Transport for NSW and Asset Management Council successfully hosted the Auburn Maintenance Centre technical site tour.

    The Auburn Maintenance Centre is a train depot that is responsible for the maintenance of the Sydney Trains A set fleet operated by Downer Rail. It was an excellent opportunity to view and get up to date with this amazing facility.

  • August Meeting Point out now

    August NewsAMCouncil August e-news is out now, packed with all the latest and greating AMCouncil happenings and news from the past month, including an announcement of an upcoming mentoring program which you have the opportunity to be a mentor to a woman in transport! Check your inboxes to read all the latest or view it here.

    If you would like to receive monthly newsletters and to be kept in the loop with all that's happening in the AMC, you can subscribe here.

  • Back to Basics: Explaining Reliability, Availability, and the Meaning of “Life”

    Sydney 19 September 2018Back to basics: Explaining Reliability, Availability, and the meaning of “life” was the topic of the inaugural YAMP Sydney Chapter event last Wednesday evening for Sydney AMC members and guests by very experienced practitioner and trainer, Phil Clarke.

  • Be Data Driven and Drive Better Results

    BLOG19Discover how an Australian utilities company used big data-driven insights to optimise lifecycle planning, budgeting and strategic management. The solution was easy to use and easy to understand, enabling the organisation to proactively identify problematic or costly assets prior to asset failure and to use predicted future costs to inform annual maintenance activity. Discover how the intelligent allocation of limited resources and the accurate forecasting of future asset costs provide huge benefits.

    Read more here. (This content is available for members only, see our affordable membership options here).

  • Big Data - Better Profits

    Better ProfitsToday’s tough financial climate and market competition requires organisations to improve their productivity and asset performance with less resources and capital. Discover how Asset Performance Management (APM) strives to use the increasingly large amounts of data to help asset management professionals make better decisions for their businesses.

    For many decades, asset intensive organisations have been collecting data to improve asset performance. Over the last few years, the term ‘Big Data’ has been referred to repeatedly by executives, practitioners, and vendors across industry forums, online blogs, and social media. Recently, the level of interest has shifted from simply understanding ‘what Big Data is’ and more towards ‘How can we use Big Data to improve asset performance and revenue’.

    Read more here. (This content is available for members only, see our affordable membership options here).

  • Big Data - Big Benefits?

    BLOG 16 imageBig Data is a hot topic - there's an increasing trend to focus on the value that data analytics can bring to business. But despite the buzz, there is very little attention being paid to the quality of all this data. Discover just how important quality is when it comes to your data and learn about a simple four step solution to improving data quality.

    With so many new tools and software being developed to provide 'silver bullet' solutions, from advanced dashboard and reporting to graphic visualisation and predictive capabilities, it's important to keep in mind the challenges to managing all this information, and the dangers that inaccurate or poor quality data can pose to your business. Here's how to avoid potential losses and incorrect decisions being made due to dodgy data.

    Read more here. (This content is available for members only, see our affordable membership options here).

  • Big Data Analytics for a Strategic Approach to Asset Management

    AnalyticsAsset-owning organisations seek to optimise lifecycle planning, budgeting and strategic management. To read about a case study that used Big Data Analytics to provide a large Australian utilities company with data-driven insights that help them to achieve these key objectives for their geographically-diverse high-value asset portfolio, please visit here.

  • Brisbane looks at Digital Engineering

    Brisbane 21 March Pic 4 CROPPEDWednesday, March 21st, saw the Brisbane chapter host a technical seminar on the subject of Digital Engineering. A well attended evening seminar saw Ian Hardcastle (Digital Engineering Practice Director from Jacobs) present his observations and thoughts on the evolution of Building Information Modelling (BIM) into DE, and how the value of digital information can be created and also eroded.