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GFMAM Communique June 2012

The Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) held its sixth face-to-face meeting from 17 – 21 June 2012 in conjunction with the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) Annual Conference, Warwick, UK. The theme of the conference was Building for the Future. Global Forum members were active in presenting at the conference, giving 4 plenary presentations and 2 streamed sessions.

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l - r: Hans Klemme-Wolff, David McKeown, Kari Komonen, Edmea Adell, Alex Stuber, Nezar Shammasi, Tim Goshert, Jan Franlund, Joao Lafraia, Celso Azevedo, John Hardwick, Alan Tait, Richard Edwards, Peter Kohler, Cindy Snedden, Athayde Ribeiro, Takao Hara, Stephen Morris, Diane Baseley, Chris Yexley, Karen Hardwick, Chris Newsome

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Developing a common language: The Asset Management Landscape, English Version

The Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) has released The Asset Management Landscape ISBN 978-0-9871799-1-3 as a building block to provide a common overview and perspective of asset management and its various features.

While the discipline of asset management has developed significantly over the last two decades, so too has a number of asset management approaches, standards, models and principles, across the globe. It has become clear that there is benefit in aligning these by collaborating with other organisations to develop a global view on asset management. Most evident for this need is the increasing number of companies operating asset management systems in multiple countries.

Within the Asset Management Landscape document is a common core asset management language. The asset management principles and the list of subjects have been derived from an international review of asset management models and assessment methodologies which identified and distilled 39 asset management subjects. These subjects are part of the core and enable GFMAM members to compare, contrast and align their knowledge and practices.

Each GFMAM member will incorporate the landscape as part of their Asset Management Framework, which shows how and where a member’s knowledge and practices fits in. The framework will provide greater access to guidance and best practice material on asset management, as well as common definitions relating to asset management and how maintenance contributes to asset management. It will also increase the availability of international case studies.

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GFMAM Communique October 2011

The Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) held its fifth face-to-face meeting from 16 – 20 October 2011 in conjunction with the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Practitioners (SMRP) Annual Conference, Greensboro, NC, USA. The theme for the conference was: Educate, Equip, Excel. Throughout the conference, there was great interaction between the SMRP Board of Directors and GFMAM representatives, with GFMAM representatives presenting five papers during the conference.

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L-R Sally Nugent (Asset Management Council, Australia), Chris Yexley (PEMAC, Canada). Cindy Snedden (PEMAC, Canada), Joao Ricardo Lafraia (ABRAMAN, Brazil), Alex Stuber (European Federation of National Maintenance Societies), Tim Goshert (SMRP, USA), David McKeown (Institute of Asset Management, UK), John Hardwick (Asset Management Council, Australia), Athayde Ribeiro (ABRAMAN, Brazil), Nezar Al Shammasi, Richard Edwards (Institute of Asset Management, UK)

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