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  • Sydney look at Certification under ISO 55001 from the Certifying Auditors Perspective

    IMG 0672George Assaad, a passionate public speaker and expert in in developing, implementing and maintaining management systems for clients across a wide range of industries, engaged our Sydney chapter to be very interested in what some may say could be a dry topic on Certification under ISO 55001 from the Certifying Auditors' Perspectivelast week. The chapter may not have had an as energised audit speaker prior! George made sure that members were across the requirement that It’s ‘their’ decision to make sure that the right Asset Management decisions that are made are in line with the requirements of the ISO 55000 series standards.

  • Sydney on Asset Data/Information and the Restructuring of Existing Systems to Maximise Value

    A successful AGM was held by our AMCouncil Sydney chapter last Thursday. On behalf of the continuing committee members wewelcome Stephen Poropatto the AMC Sydney Chapter 2019committee! It will be great to have a new face (?) on the team as we continue our strong growth in the chapter.

  • Sydney on Asset Management across a multi-modal asset portfolio

    Sydney 21 Mar 19A great attendence of approximately 45 at Sydney's technical and networking session last week. It was noted that Mark Ragusa from Ausgrid has filled the remaining vacant committee membership position, and we welcome him on board.

    The Chapter then heard from Lucio Favotto, Principal Manager Infrastructure and Fleet Services, Transport for NSW. Lucio provided an insightful presentation on the following - Asset Management across a multi-modal asset portfolio - Transport for NSW (TfNSW).

  • Sydney Sings Praises about Opera House Site Visit

    The AMC Sydney Chapter conducted its annual site visit on the morning of Thursday 15th August. This year we had the privilege of being hosted for a behind the scenes tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House (SOH). SOH is an asset with a design life of 250 years, which opened in 1973 and hence is approaching 50 years old.

  • Sydney tackles power challenges

    IMG 1195Sydney chapter members enjoyed hearing some detailed insights last night, 17 May, into the application of Asset Management to the power distribution industry during a presentation by Murray Chandler - Ausgrid's Head of Asset Management Strategy, Performance & Innovation.

  • Sydney's Bring a Problem Night

    IMG 0074Sydney Chapter has thrown back to a meeting format from the 1990’s in its June meeting to take on “Bring a Problem’ night. With one very large complex problem presented from the team at John Holland Group asking the question, ‘How does an organisation that covers a large regional footprint with complex assets (e.g., Large Utility etc) best engage the large asset delivery workforce to ensure ownership of the desired outcomes?’ See the problem submitted in visual format here.

  • Symposium Registrations now open

    Sympoisum 2018 Registrations Open CroppedWe're excited to announce that registrations are now open for this year's symposium! This year's symposium will focus on Asset Management in Government and aims to bring representatives from various state governments together to share experiences and challenges in Asset Management and provide a forum for information sharing.

    Some items on the program include:

  • The Asset Management Value Proposition

    money 2724241 1920The Melbourne Chapter got together for a session last Thursday, 16 November to talk about the Asset Management Value Proposition. John Dyer, AusNet Services, and Tim Gowland, Energy Safe Victoria, explored more about the value being delivered in AusNet Services and the electricity industry more generally through asset management. The general consenis was that, for Asset Management to add value, the benefits must be greater than the cost (from the view of the stakeholder).

    To obtain a copy of John's presentation shared at this session, please visit here. (This content is available for members only, see our affordable membership options here).

  • The Enhanced Problem Solving Team at Shell

    Tanya Thumbnail for blogWhy do we keep solving the same problems more than once?  Traditionally problems are solved by an individual or a small team often overwhelmed by many daily problems meaning that time and attention is limited. 

    Once problems are solved, the actions and solutions are typically shared with a small population with the expectation that they will be implemented.  What checks and balances are in place to ensure the correct solution?

  • The Future has Arrived - Welcome to the Internet of Things

    blog 14With the relentless trend towards the miniaturisation of computer chips, sensors, actuating devices, and radio transceivers in microcontroller ICs, the potential for the Internet of Things (IoT) to really shake up the Asset Management industry is finally here. Discover more about how this transformative technology will change the way we all do business.

    The trend towards miniaturisation, which has now reached a tipping point, means that embedded systems can now be built into things and devices of almost any size at an affordable cost with sufficiently low power to enable batteries to operate the devices for up to ten years. In effect you can now monitor virtually anything cost effectively. It is anticipated that the IoT industry will be worth $19 trillion by 2020. But what will this mean for you?

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

  • Unlock the Value of Asset Management

    BLOG 17Think asset management is just for engineers? Think again. Advanced organisation are increasingly realising that asset management maturity is critical to future operational, reputational and financial success. Discover how effective asset management provides a way of maximising value while balancing cost and risk associated with operation.

    As digital transformation continues to have a profound impact on the way companies monitor, measure and manage performance, operational assets are themselves becoming more networked, intelligent and efficient.  

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

  • Upcoming Complex Systems Leadership Workshop

    Complex SystemsThe AMCouncil is proud to support the upcoming Complex Systems Leadership Workshop in Sydney which will provide engineers with skills to address leadership which recognises the rapidly changing engineering business environment.

  • Upcoming Webinars

    Learn at LunchWith three main webinar series this year, there's sure to be something for everyone. Tune in to:

    1. The Learning Hour brought to you by our Young Asset Management Practioners (YAMP) special interest group

    2. Lunch and Learn, brought to you by our Women in Asset Management (WiAM) special interest group

    3. Share Your Story, brought to you by The Asset Management Council

  • Wanting to catch up?

    runner race competition femaleHave you missed an event and want to know what content was shared? Or do you simply want to revisit something of interest? Most presentations given during our technical events are uploaded to our members only knowledge bank. Comprising of over 900 technical articles, papers and presentations, simply visit here and search for a topic or a presenter to access their slide presentations.

    Most recent uploaded presentations include:

  • What does a good Asset Management Leader look like?

    IMG 0009Deeksha Sumanth the NSW Women in Asset management Representative (WiAM)  ran a WiAM led event for the Sydney Chapter on the 17 October 2019. A very well attended event with an expert panel discussing ‘What does an Asset management Leader look like?’ Deeksha described the WiAM interest group and certainly encouraged further participation form Sydney’s attending members.

  • What Procedures and Processes do you use?

    Audience 26 9 18Wednesday 26th September saw the Brisbane Chapter provide a seminar on 'What an Asset Management System is and isn't.' The 2 hour presentation was hosted by committee members Keith Paintin and Mark Jordan, who provided an interactive walk through of the Asset Management System and its key elements from the AM Policy through to people capabilities and also debated what does optimisation really mean to an organisation.

  • What value does Asset Management bring to your organisation?

    GFMAM publicaiton Value TemplateThe GFMAM provides this handy template in evaluation of new asset management opportunities to show potential for realisation of value to the organisation.  Try it out to discover what value Asset Management might bring to your organisation. Download it here.

    The AMCouncil is a member of the Global Forum Maintenance and Asset Management, part of the global village of collaboration.  Contact AMCouncil for more information: info@amcouncil.com.au